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Helping Ontario’s Digital Media Companies Grow

Premier Kathleen Wynne is working with leaders in the digital media industry to expand Ontario’s vibrant knowledge-based industries and create more jobs. Joined by Michael Chan, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, the Premier participated in a roundtable discussion in Toronto with industry leaders including Interactive Ontario, Ubisoft Toronto, Google Canada, Communitech, Polar Mobile…

NDP CALLS ON CONSERVATIVES TO RESTORE HEALTH CARE FOR VULNERABLE REFUGEES

OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the new Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to reverse his predecessor’s mean-spirited cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). “Since these cuts were announced, the NDP has been standing with Canadian doctors, lawyers and former refugees to condemn this cruel and short-sighted decision, and urge the Conservative…

RCMP rescue family when their boat ran aground after fireworks

RICHMOND, B.C. _ Richmond RCMP say their marine unit rescued a family when the vessel the six people were in became stranded on a rock jetty as they returned from last weekend’s fireworks festival. Police say the Richmond RCMP’s marine unit was heading home after helping with water patrols during the fireworks display when crew…

6th Annual Markham-Unionville Community BBQ & Food Drive a Resounding Success

MARKHAM – On Sunday afternoon, July 14th, hundreds of local residents gathered at Armadale Park to participate in the 6th Annual Markham-Unionville Community BBQ & Food Drive, hosted by Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan and MP John McCallum, and celebrate the summer season. This year marked the largest turnout ever for this much anticipated annual event which…

Connecting Business with Research for a Competitive Edge

Ontario Launches Collaboration Voucher Program Ontario is launching a new Collaboration Voucher program to give companies a competitive edge by connecting businesses with research institutions. Through the program, eligible companies can apply for vouchers which can be redeemed for access to the expertise and knowledge at Ontario universities, colleges and research hospitals to help make…

Canada to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by end of 2014

Edmonton, July 3, 2013 — Canada has made an initial commitment to resettle up to 1,300 Syrian refugees this year and next Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “The Government of Canada is deeply concerned about the crisis in Syria and was ready to respond immediately to those identified by the United…

Helping People in York Region Find Work

Ontario is seeking to negotiate key funding agreements with the federal government to ensure job-seekers in York Region have the training and support they need to build and strengthen their skills to find and keep jobs. Employment Ontario’s employment service network is delivering strong results. With the help of community-based organizations across the province, and…

Iranian Heritage Days at the ROM

Enjoy Iranian culture, dance, music and dining on May 25 and 26 Toronto – Come out and celebrate Iranian heritage and culture at its finest. On Saturday May 25, 2013 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will celebrate Iranian Heritage Day through music, dance, dining and hands-on activities. In partnership with…

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Maritime Steel runs out of money

  Maritime Steel Foundry Ltd. owner Abbas Jafarnia has sent his employees home after shutting down operations last week according to a CBC report. Mr. Jafarnia said he sent everyone home because there is no more money to operate the New Glasgow foundry. He also blamed the Nova Scotia government for not granting him a…

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Head Over Heels

Two Iranian-Canadian students at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology think they’ve found a solution to a female fashion faux pas. Nasim Jahangiri and Pantea Shahsavani have designed an adjustable high-heeled shoe for their final project called Head Over Heels and say “the smart shoe is aimed to warn/interact with the user…

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Iranian-Canadian charged and allegedly beaten

An Iranian-Canadian man says he was allegedly beaten before being charged by York Regional Police officers last week after his vehicle was pulled over inRichmond Hill.  In a YouTube video conducted by Saeed Soltanpour, Kourosh Rabbani-Azad, 42, said he had dropped off some of his friends at their homes before being pulled over at roughly…

Ken Kishibe is an education consultant, specialist for new Canadians, environmentalist, and resident of Thornhill

Sanctions against Iran are counter-productive

What are the different opinions about the sanctions on Iran? Salam Toronto has started asking this question from Iranian and non-Iranian residents of the GTA. Here you read the first part of this series. President Obama said in his State of the Union Address that the sanctions will deprive the Iranian government of the necessary…