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I Regret Not Voting For Olivia Chow

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In the 2014 municipal election, I should have voted for Olivia Chow. I voted for John Tory and that was a mistake.Citizens like me and many others made him look smart, progressive and moderate. Sadly, he is not. Essentially, we became the human face of a man whose ideals are wrong for Toronto and Torontonians. We should have known better. I voted for Tory but I certainly did not endorse a second-class citizenship for myself. Why is he endorsing public policies that Torontonians, for the most part, do not want? Why are we, our fellow black and brown citizens, allowed to be treated in such a way?

I Am Rooting For A Certain City Council Candidate In Ward 17

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

My meeting with Alejandra Bravo in 2009 was a total coincidence. I had just moved to Toronto the previous year and was considering being a city counci...

Canada Celebrates Citizenship Week

Naomi Alboim | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Naomi Alboim

Canada's immigration selection system has always been rigorous, in part because we have viewed immigrants as "citizens in waiting." After three years of permanent residence, they are able to apply for citizenship and more than 89 per cent choose to do so -- one of the highest naturalization rates in the world. But, recent and proposed changes to Canada's immigration and citizenship rules are making it much more difficult for immigrants to become citizens.

Canada's Employment Insurance System Unfair, Needs Reform: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says the Employment Insurance system is broken and needs a more transparent, effective and equitable national framework.The repo...