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Is Jagmeet Singh Ready For His Great Political 'Close Up'?

(14) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 9:12 AM

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Jagmeet Singh is seen during question period at Queen's Park in Toronto, Feb. 21, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

With Monday's announcement by Jagmeet Singh that he will compete for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party, the...

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I Love My Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2017 | 4:55 PM

On May 14 we all celebrate Mother's Day. Take her out for dinner, giving her roses, gifts, show her how much we care and love her.

When people come into the world, only the bonds of attachment and attachment are tied in, and the most fascinated is...

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Sajjan's Fall From Grace Is Hard For Canadian Sikhs Like Me

(66) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 10:20 AM

The weather is a little cold and chilly, but at our Canadian Parliament there are thunderstorms and lighting gathering over our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Defence Minister...

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Patrick Brown Needs To Step Up And Show He Can Lead Ontario

(16) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 10:55 AM

Time is quickly running out for this Liberal government. With recent polls showing Kathleen Wynne's personal popularity rating at 12 per cent, the lowest rating for any premier in history. Premier Wynne needs to step aside soon and allow another member of the party an opportunity to rebuild...

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We Need To Talk About The Mayor Of Brampton

(19) Comments | Posted March 29, 2017 | 4:00 PM

I don't know why politicians' hypocrisy still manages to surprise us. Recently, it was being paraded in plain sight by Brampton's Mayor Linda Jeffrey when she waded in on the recent controversy around Muslim prayer in Peel public schools.

But before I comment on Mayor Jeffrey's latest hypocritical pandering...

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Is Kevin O'Leary Ready For His 'Close-Up'?

(13) Comments | Posted March 28, 2017 | 7:59 AM

Looking back at the last election, the Harper Conservatives made a serious mistake that the current crop of cons continue to make; ignore the rising influence of highly engaged, liberal leaning millenials. Right up to the last minute in his campaign, Stephen Harper continued to press his message that Justin...

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Refugees Crossing Over From The U.S. Are Breaking The Law

(122) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 11:05 AM

For many Sikhs in Canada today, the Komagata Maru incident still looms large in our consciousness.

For anyone not familiar with this event in our nation's history, in May 1914 the Komagata Maru sailed from Hong Kong bound for Vancouver, carrying 376 passengers. Most of the passengers were from...

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My Canadian Immigrant Story Begins With The Loss Of My Father

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 2:07 PM

My dad always wanted to move to Canada so he could provide a better education and a better life for his family. He wrote a letter to one of my uncles in Toronto who was more than willing to help.

My uncle got in touch with an immigration officer and...

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Canada Needs Substance, Not Symbolism In Response To Hate

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 4:43 PM

I believe it is fair to say that since 9/11, Islamophobia has been on the rise in North America. With the terrorist attacks in this country and others, distrust of refugees and immigrants is on the rise.

As an immigrant myself, perhaps I feel the impact of this trend more...

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