Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Editorial Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity Last Monday when the Toronto Police Service Board met to discuss the 2023 budget, the seven rookie councillors released a statement that cut to the core, echoing what many of the groups said in their presentations. The release lamented city government prioritizing law enforcement rather than addressing […]

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture  “Today, on the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture, we honour and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of the African continent and the African diaspora around the world. “People of African descent have shaped all aspects of life in Canada […]

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

By Sukhram Ramkissoon The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) recently allowed a Family Class Sponsorship Appeal with respect to a sponsor’s parents and their accompanying dependents’ applications for permanent residency in Canada. Firstly, let us look at Canada’s Immigration Laws dealing with Family Class Sponsorship applications: A foreign national may be selected as a member of […]

Sponsor found eligible to file spousal sponsorship

Sponsor found eligible to file spousal sponsorship

By Sukhram Ramkissoon Canadian immigration law allows a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to sponsor a spouse so long as the sponsor meets certain requirements. For the purposes of this article, I will discuss a common ground of refusal that some sponsors encounter during their sponsorship application. For example, if a sponsor is not free […]

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

In 1995, Ontario Minister of Education John Snobelen proudly stated that by creating a crisis and bankrupting the system he would have an unimpeded path to reforming the province’s education system. He did just that by cutting $2 billion from the education budget. Snobelen under Mike Harris’ premiership, succeeded in his plan, and the Ontario […]

Israel’s leader Binyamin Netanyahu is using Trump’s playbook  

Israel’s leader Binyamin Netanyahu is using Trump’s playbook   

By Carlton Joseph Recent elections in Israel revealed that far-right political parties in Israel are deploying the tactics of the far-right Republicans in the United States (US).  Netanyahu, following Trump’s and Make America Great Again (MAGA) Republicans playbook, branded his rivals as a “dangerous left-wing government,” and that if approved, the coalition would be the […]

Caribbean must manage the complexity of new multi-polar world

Caribbean must manage the complexity of new multi-polar world

By David Jessop Middle-ranking powers are emerging as important policy arbiters. They are seeking global outcomes that better respond to their own interests as China and the US become the dominant global economic actors, each offering competing approaches to development. This will not just further reorder the post-cold-war world but will make the Caribbean’s regional […]

How to overcome emotional eating

How to overcome emotional eating

If you reach for the ice cream scoop every time things get tough, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of adults admit that they’ve overeaten or eaten unhealthily  because of stress. Just about half of them regretted it later.  But the first thing you need to know about emotional eating […]

Africa must adopt an economic system that benefits their people and their continent

Africa must adopt an economic system that benefits their people and their continent

By Carlton Joseph A couple of weeks ago President Joe Biden invited the leaders of 49 African nations in Washington for the second US-African Leaders’ Summit.  Vice President, Kamala Harris opened the meeting making the case that the continent’s demographics will inevitably lead it to become a key global player in the decades to come […]

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