Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvals earlier in the […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

  More than 500 Canadians are now believed to be stranded in Guyana following the shutdown  on March 18 last of the country’s two major interntional airports – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport. About 300 of the stranded Canadians were reported to have been awaiting the arrival of […]

Mayor Tory declares a State of Emergency in the city of Toronto

Mayor Tory declares a State of Emergency  in the city of Toronto

Mayor John Tory declared a State of Emergency in the city of Toronto on Monday after receiving advice from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and the Office of Emergency Management.  “We are declaring a State of Emergency as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the municipal […]

Viruses do not care about borders, race, religion or economic systems

Viruses do not care about borders, race, religion or economic systems

By Carlton Joseph CORVID-19 is like a  hurricane wreaking havoc globally and forcing us to significantly change the way we go about our daily lives.  In Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau announced financial incentives for companies that join the fight against the global pandemic, saying that government cash will be available to businesses that shift their […]

Canada to skip Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics unless postponed

Canada to skip Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics unless postponed

Canada won’t participate in the Tokyo Olympics or Paralympics — at least this summer. The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee issued joint statements on Sunday saying that they refuse to send their teams to Tokyo unless their respective Games are pushed back a year. The Tokyo Olympics are currently scheduled to start July […]

Taking heed of the killer virus

Taking heed of the killer virus

On Monday last, Mayor John Tory declared a State of Emergency in Toronto, Canada’s largest city which has seen a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Tory pointed out that the next few days”are absolutely critical” in the City’s ongoing efforts to slow down the spread of the disease and he called on residents […]

Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year?

Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year?

No answers in this time of crisis By Stephen Weir What the Toronto mas’ camps,  steelbands and the Festival Management Committee (FMC) need right now is ” the right crystal ball “- one that can provide a definite  answer to the burning question: Will there be a Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year ? A simple […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Thursday March 19, 2020 Dear Readers, The declaration on Tuesday by the Ontario government of a State of Emergency is already having a major  impact on business community in the province. Particularly hard hit are small business, some of which have been our advertisers for long periods during our 30 years of publishing. Unfortunately, some […]

COVID-19 does not discriminate between those who have and do not have health cards ‘

COVID-19 does not discriminate between those  who have and do not have health cards ‘

The following is a statement from Justicia for Migrant Workers  with respect to the current COVID-19 pandemic and other issues of concern to temporary foreign workers: Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is urgently demanding action from both the Ontario government and the government of Canada with respect to the dignity of migrant workers. For  these […]

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