Opinion & Analysis

MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Statement by MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan On Pakistan school attack

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Pakistan and the Pakistani community here in Scarborough and in Canada. Yesterday’s horrific attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan reportedly killed 132 innocent children and students, nine staff members and wounded hundreds. We are deeply saddened by this loss of so many young lives and 

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MP Joyce Murray

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fire Fantino for his shameful treatment of Canada’s veterans

Dear Editor, It is now abundantly clear that the care provided to our veterans, who stood ready to give their all for our country, has been shameful under Minister Julian Fantino. The Conservative government claims its cuts to the Veterans Affairs Department were to the “back office” and did not affect front line services. Yet 

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CBC's Marivel Taruc

‘The truth must always guide us whether we agree with it or not’

By Marivel Taruc To my colleagues, the Philippine Press Club of Ontario, Magandang gabi po, sa inyong lahat. I am honoured to have been chosen to give this evening’s keynote address about journalism. To belong to a group of dedicated and accomplished journalists, writers, broadcasters from my own community humbles me. To see a number 

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POOLED EDITORIAL: Five years after the Ampatuan Massacre, Aquino must be held accountabl

Five years after the massacre of 58 men and women including 32 journalists in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, justice remains elusive and impunity still reigns. The promise of President Benigno Aquino III to help speedily resolve the case that has put the Philippines in the limelight as one of the most dangerous places for journalists 

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‘Our land is being denied us’

BINNADANG THIRD ANNIVERSARY IN TORONTO (Speech of Dr. Chandu Claver, Chairperson, NOC, BAYAN-Canada, Toronto, 16 November 2014) “Naimbag nga rabii tay amin”. Good evening. I am happy to have the chance to be with you tonight on your Anniversary celebration. One of my tasks in my other role as International Spokesperson of the Cordillera Peoples’ 

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Income-splitting won’t help 85% of Canadian households

Dear Editor,
 The federal Conservative government will forgo a surplus this year and instead borrow money to pay for income-splitting and other new tax measures, according to its own fall economic update.
 In the last two months the Conservatives announced more than $3 billion in tax changes for this year, including an expensive income-splitting scheme. 

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Economic growth set to decline year-after-year

Dear Editor, Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in 

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Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program by the Caregiver Action Centre

CAC brief on PR

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Liberals ignoring childcare crisis: NDP

TORONTO – NDP Education critic Peter Tabuns says that the costs of childcare in Ontario are exorbitant and the Liberals need to make affordable licensed childcare a priority. “It’s outrageous that families in Toronto, London, Windsor, Brampton, and Mississauga all face childcare fees equivalent to over a third of a woman’s income,” said Tabuns.  “Under 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jim Flaherty was right:   Income splitting is unfair and expensive

Dear editor, Middle class families should not have to pay more to give wealthier families like those of MPs and Cabinet Ministers a $2,000 tax break. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Stephen Harper’s new “income splitting” scheme.  In families where the parents are in different tax brackets, it allows the higher-income spouse to claim 

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