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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…

High Hopes!

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto : Vancouver Pars National Ballet (VPNB) Performing Iranian folklor dances at Tirgan Festival, Saturday – July 20, 2013.Vancouver Pars National Ballet was established in 1989 and is committed to preserving and perpetuating the forgotten and lost tradition of Iranian folklore dances. Dancers of the VPNB who performed at Tirgan Festival 2013:Azita Sahebjam…

Tirgan 2013 Highlights

Tirgan Festival is returning to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from July 18-21, 2013, bringing together artists from around the globe to showcase the richness and diversity of Iranian art and culture through their mosaic of world-class talents. The festival offers something for everyone, from workshops and activities to performances in music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature and…

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…

Provincial Byelections Called in Five Ontario Ridings

Writs were issued on wednesday July-03-2013, under Section 9.1 of the Election Act for byelections in the electoral districts of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, London West, Ottawa South, Windsor-Tecumseh and Scarborough-Guildwood. The byelections will fill vacancies created in the provincial parliament. Under the Election Act, elections must be called on a Wednesday and held the fifth Thursday after…

Canada Day at Queen’s Park

THE CANADA DAY celebration at Queen’s Park is one of the highlights of the day when Ontarians, and all Canadians, show their national pride and community spirit. Every year thousands gather at Queen’s Park to celebrate the richness and cultural diversity of our province. This year, Queen’s Park will be again at the heart of…

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Torture aims to take away the victim’s personality and their dignity. The United Nations has condemned torture by human beings on their fellow human beings. Torture is a crime under international law. It is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity….

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…