Month: August 2022

Canada GTA Italian Ontario Toronto

“Pronto soccorso del St. Joseph nel caos”

TORONTO – Una chiusura formale delle cure ambulatoriali per carenza di infermieri. I pazienti in barella che affollano i corridoi per ore. Nessuna sala di rianimazione operativa. Un bambino malato che non è sorvegliato.
È questa l’immagine del caos in un fine settimana di luglio dipinta da 40 medici nel pronto soccorso del St. Joseph’s Health Center, uno dei più trafficati di Toronto… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Quelle foto scattate per prolungare l’addio

WATERLOO – La macchina fotografica, questo oggetto misterioso che cattura gli istanti, eternandoli, ha fatto molto parlare di sé. In alcune culture si pensava che la foto fosse addirittura in grado di rubare l’anima, intrappolarla nella carta fotografica. Come in uno specchio magico ciò che vediamo tramite la lente ottica è il nostro sogno antico evocato dal ricordo dei dettagli…

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Canada Italian Language Ontario Toronto

La Bella lingua resiste: oltre 500mila canadesi parlano in italiano

TORONTO – Sono oltre 500mila i canadesi in grado di parlare in italiano. Di questi, 255mila utilizzano principalmente la lingua italiana quando sono in casa, mentre altri 92mila lo fanno saltuariamente. Sono questi alcuni dei risultati messi in luce dell’istantanea scattata da Statistics Canada attraverso il Censimento 2021 presentati ieri. Nel rapporto dell’Istituto Nazionale di Statistica si mette quindi in luce come la “Bella Lingua” sia ancora viva e vegeta nel nostro Paese, nonostante la netta flessione del fenomeno migratorio dall’Italia al Canada registrato negli ultimi anni… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>>

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YCDSB: Biting the ‘Italian hand’ that feeds you

TORONTO – Five trustees in the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) have had enough of the climate of discrimination being tolerated, if not nurtured, by some of their colleagues against Italians and Catholicism. Yes, you read that correctly, against Italians, in 2022.

They appear to be an easy target. There are so many of them in York Region. In fact, two Federal/Provincial ridings (King-Vaughan and Vaughan Woodbridge) are home to 110,000 people who self-identified as being of Italian origin in the 2016 Census. Including those from other areas of Vaughan (Maple, Concord), they comprise 38% of the population in that city. While not as dominant in the Eastern part of York Region, there are sizeable numbers in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill Stouffville and Markham.

They are predominantly Catholic. Without them, the York Catholic District School Board might well cease to exist. For some unexpressed reason that bothers people… not all, but some trustees resent the influence the impact of such numbers brings.

One trustee in particular, Theresa Mc Nicol, began a public social media “campaign” suggesting that there would be earth shattering revelations at the upcoming August 30, 2022, Board meeting and encouraging all her followers to attend in person. She sent a similar invitation to the Corriere Canadese, without particulars. Shortly after posting the message, McNicol sent the same message in Italian.

When asked why she was communicating in Italian, she apparently made the comment, “that’s the only way ‘they’ will understand…”. In fact, several email responses from McNicol were written in Italian. Corriere Canadese has asked for a copy of those emails, but, as of going to print, no one from the Board has responded.

Furthermore, evidently, through subsequent communication, she expressed [alleged] discomfort in the presence of her ‘Italian’ colleagues and a sense of insecurity for her personal safety, even in the sanctuary of the Board offices, implying a relationship with the American underworld. She emailed the Chair suggesting it might be prudent to engage security as a sign of an abundance of caution. This is 2022.

Four of the five trustees (Maria Iafrate, Maria Marchese, Domenic Mazzotta and Dino Giuliani) were born and raised in Canada, and Trustee Cantisano, who was born in Italy, immigrated to Canada at the age of three. All 5 Trustees are upstanding Canadian Citizens. Dino Giuliani has been a Trustee for the last 25 years. Domenic Mazzotta, also a previous Chair, has been a civic minded activist since very early in the 1980s.

All of them are motivated by a sense of civic duty. None of them deserved to be tarred by the besmirching of their heritage. Or to be treated as second-class citizens in their own home.

Regrettably, it seems an attitudinal problem at the YCDSB. When Cantisano and Iafrate attended their first Board meeting after the last election, the then Chair stated “oh great, two more Italians”. In a meeting with former Minister of Health, Christine Elliot, current Chair Crowe wistfully noted that the staff at the YCDSB was “predominantly Italian”. To her credit, Elliot asked, “What’s wrong with that?”.

But the request that the police be called to secure the safety of non-Italian trustees from the potential danger posed by the “Italians” was the proverbial last straw. The sting of discrimination directed at the ‘Italians’ was palpable and no longer ignorable. Its latest manifestation warranted action.

Dino Giuliani insisted that the police investigate McNicol’s not so subtle allegations. His colleagues agreed. As expected, the police found absolutely NOTHING; because there was nothing to investigate, nothing that would cause concern to even the most innocent of children.

They also called on the Ministry of Education to investigate and are exploring a Human Rights complaint. The Ministry responded with an offer to conduct a meeting in camera on August 16th. Such a meeting falls outside the parameters of permissible “private meetings” of any school board. Besides, the allegations made by Mc Nicol are already in the public domain. Their solutions should be aired publicly.

Trustees Cantisano, Giuliani, Iafrate, Marchese and Mazzotta have declined the offer to attend that private meeting and are considering absenting themselves from any subsequent ones until the matter is resolved to their satisfaction. Their absence would deprive the YCDSB of the required quorum to legitimize any meeting’s deliberations.

Corriere’s calls and emails to the Minister and the Ministry have so far gone unanswered. A last minute response by the YCDSB Chair and Director provided generic responses regarding courses of action that may not be applicable within the 90 days period preceding election day.

Ironically, the actions, utterances and postings of Mc Nicol and others would be reasons enough to disqualify them from seeking public office under a partisan party banner.

Canada Education Matters GTA Italian Ontario Toronto

Trasparenza e responsabilità principi dimenticati al TCDSB

TORONTO – La parodia che circonda la “disposizione” delle accuse delle presunte violazioni del codice di condotta mosse contro il fiduciario Daniel Di Giorgio ha chiarito diverse cose. Il rapporto lanciato contro di lui è stato inventato senza senso, fabbricato per gettare discredito sul suo nome, giusto in tempo per le elezioni.

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Poteri dei sindaci, la riforma sarà allargata anche ad altri Comuni

TORONTO – Il rafforzamento dei poteri e delle prerogative dei sindaci non riguarderà solo Toronto e Ottawa: presto verrà estesa ad altri Comuni dell’Ontario. La conferma della nuova svolta è arrivata ieri direttamente da Doug Ford, durante il suo intervento alla conferenza annuale dell’Association of Municipalities of Ontario…

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Transparency and accountability forgotten at TCDSB

TORONTO – The travesty surrounding the of the “disposition” of the allegations of the alleged code of conduct breaches levelled against trustee Daniel Di Giorgio made several things clear. The report levelled against him was trumped up nonsense manufactured to bring his name into disrepute, just in time for the elections.

What we did learn is that the Integrity Commissioner (IC) does not work for the Board of trustees. Rather, he/she submits a report to the Board, but it must first clear the desk of the Secretary/Director of the Board, Brendan Browne. As it turned out, he and his staff can and do change the report to suit their perceived obligations or objectives. That is a dangerous arrogation of authority. Now he is faced with a demand by a member of the public and registered candidate who is determined to have access to similar procedure before the August 19.

The IC has no authority to do anything other than to determine whether an investigation has merit; compile and report findings and remind Trustees of their options should they agree to accept his/her recommendations. According to Secretary/Director Browne, once the IC submits the report, it belongs to the Board, meaning the Director who then can redact, alter, or otherwise change the content at his discretion.

We know this because he says so. As Marc Anthony’s Shakespeare said of Brutus: and he is an honourable man. We know this to be true because Secretary/Director Browne hired a platoon of lawyers to provide legal advice on the appropriateness of what he was trying to accomplish over the objections of reasonable trustees on the Board.

The report was not going anywhere, despite the sloppy intimidation tactics by attempted against Di Giorgio.

The former IC, who took their “expertise” to the City of Brampton sometime in April, resigned in May, but hung on until Mid-June to “lend weight” to their own personal views about Di Giorgio, the Corriere and its publisher – and to collect more “billable hours”.

Secretary/Director Browne must relish the vainglorious exercise to squander public money on legal entities who will opine on the merits of his musings on policy and procedure while he manipulates certain trustees to do his bidding, especially the nefarious gang of four who will allege anything, slur and smear anyone to avoid fulfilling their duty to Catholic electors. Anything to keep people off balance, so to speak. It worked, in part, against trustee Del Grande. It is unlikely to work against people like the trustee candidate Gabriella Mazarakis. Meanwhile, according to an insider who has seen the invoices, last year, Brendan Browne authorized a pay out in excess of $1,000,000.00 to outside legal counsel just as the TCDSB is facing student shortages, reduced revenues and teacher agitation. Children have to do without.

In house legal advisors, on the other hand, are supplemented by other legal opinion generators from law firms like BLG, Aird Berlis, ADR, Principles Integrity (it is a real name), and the Parliamentarian.

None of them were elected to discharge the obligations that trustees have to the parents who put them around the Board table.

None of their opinions on procedure can restore the ethical behaviour, lost, but still legally demanded and expected of trustees elected to uphold the Catholic ethic.

Canada GTA Italian Ontario Toronto

Cupe risponde picche: “Aumento umiliante”

TORONTO – Sul fronte scuola l’autunno – gli indizi ci sono tutti – sarà caldo. Ieri, come anticipato dal ministro dell’Istruzione Lecce – il governo ha presentato la sua offerta al Cupe – Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (Osbcu) con il quale sono in corso dalla fine di luglio negoziati per il rinnovo del contratto. Per gli operatori dell’istruzione rappresentati dalla Canadian Union of Public Employees che guadagnano meno di $ 40.000 l’aumento sarebbe del 2% all’anno. Ai lavoratori che guadagnano oltre tale importo, il governo propone un contratto quadriennale che prevede aumenti dell’1,25% su base annuale…

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Governo-scuola, negoziati in alto mare

TORONTO – Mentre la riapertura delle scuole si avvicina a passi da gigante i negoziati tra sindacati e governo non sembrano andare proprio per il verso giusto. Nonostante siano iniziati con largo anticipo – alla fine di luglio – un accordo sembra essere ancora in alto mare al punto che il Canadian Union of Public Employees (Cupe) ha deciso di parlare di un eventuale sciopero alla sua prossima riunione. Una mossa, questa, che il ministro dell’Istruzione Stephen Lecce definisce una “inutile escalation”…Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Candidature, corsa contro il tempo in molti distretti

TORONTO – Conto alla rovescia sul fronte candidature per il voto comunale del 24 ottobre. Al termine di una finestra durata tre mesi, il prossimo 19 agosto scadrà il tempo limite per presentare la propria candidatura nelle corse per la poltrona di sindaco, di consigliere comunale e di fiduciario scolastico dei provveditorati pubblici in Ontario… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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TCDSB rejects IC report: fallout, part one

TORONTO – Catholic Schools exist because the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and the Education Act recognize and protect their existence; so does the Human Rights Code. Catholic ratepayers are expected to contribute, and do so contribute, to their financial stability.

The former Integrity Commissioner of the TCDSB seems to have had trouble understanding those fundamental concepts when he/they made themselves an instrument of others’ questionable attacks on trustees who comprehend and discharge their role. It started with the concocted attack on Del Grande in November 2019 and ended with the failed attempted defamation of Di Giorgio on August 10, 2022.

So, what is the role of Catholic trustees?

A certain Gabriella Mazarakis researched The Trustee Code of Conduct outlined in A.04 on the Board’s website. It says, in part… “Trustees are expected to discharge their duties and responsibilities in a professional and ethical manner consistent with Gospel Values and the teachings of the Catholic Church… That standard includes upholding the Catholic Faith and adhering to the Oath of Office taken each year at the Caucus meeting.”

…Unless you are a member of the infamous gang of four trustees at the TCDSB. Then the rules may not apply to you – you are woke, a cancel culture zealot – you make them up as you go along… until you are called out for misuse, if not abuse, of your position.

That’s what has happened to Markus De Domenico, charter member of the self-proclaimed authority of how to be an ethical Catholic trustee. Bang, just like that, Gabriella Mazarakis, has effectively asked the TCDSB and the Interim Integrity Commissioner to disqualify De Domenico from holding office for breaches of those “rules”.

Mazarakis, a mother of school-aged children, is registered as a candidate to oust the incumbent. Encouraged by the special Board meeting on August 10, called to “punish” trustee Di Giorgio for disagreeing with De Domenico and his ilk, she submitted a request to the new Integrity Commissioner (law firm Aird Berlis) that it investigate and report a finding of fault in the allegations of egregious violations (emphasis added) of the Trustee Code of Conduct and perhaps Conflict of Interest guidelines committed by De Domenico. What’s good for the goose is good for…

For good measure, she supplied relevant sections of the Code of Conduct and the Conflict-of-interest guidelines, together with pictures revealing Markus in flagrante delicto to support the allegations. It is a copious document. She has done the research for the Integrity Commissioner.

Mazarakis pointed out violation after violation, including a ten-page newsletter, an election brochure churned out at Board expense and distributed via Board resources. She made specific reference to the Political Activity and Campaigning Policy A.40 of the Board.

It may be worth noting for Municipal election officials that De Domenico also started a finance campaign prior to registering his candidacy, as required by the Municipal Elections Act.

Mazarakis, however, raised the question of electoral integrity and fairness with the City of Toronto Municipal Elections department who manage Trustee Elections. Mazarakis’ letter points out that “they have the same black out period for complaints and similar policies regarding use of City resources on election campaign sites as TCDSB”.

She highlights that, however, “in the case of alleged violations of election policies such as those [she has] described herein, [the complaints] are dealt with immediately to ensure election integrity and fairness.” She demands that the TCDSB do the same.

Otherwise, willful breaches of the Act may compromise the election and result in unfair advantage to the perpetrator, De Domenico.

Not content with the IC’s apparent docility to take on the task, she sent her concerns to the Director and all the trustees. Again, receiving no reply, she sent a letter demanding action to the Board, copying the Corriere Canadese and the Toronto Star.

We think she deserves a hearing.

Canada Economy Family Living GTA Italian News Updates Toronto

Mercato immobiliare, la bolla destinata a sgonfiarsi nel 2023

TORONTO – Il mercato immobiliare canadese è destinato a raffreddarsi. I prezzi – secondo un rapporto presentato ieri da Desjardins – dovrebbero subire una brusca frenata nei prossimi mesi, con il progressivo calo lungo tutto il 2023: alla fine del prossimo anno, il costo medio di una casa dovrebbe segnare un meno 25 per cento rispetto al picco della corsa al rincaro registrato lo scorso febbraio… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Crisi sanità, Tabuns mette alle corde Jones

TORONTO – La ministra Jones è sotto tiro. Dopo aver acceso gli animi dicendo che non esclude la privatizzazione per affrontare la crisi di personale nella provincia, a distanza di poche ore Jones ha fatto un mezzo passo indietro. “Gli abitanti della provincia potranno sempre accedere all’assistenza sanitaria senza pagare di tasca propria”, ha detto ieri la ministra della Salute dell’Ontario… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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È la lingua d’origine la base dell’identità

TORONTO – Difficilmente sull’autobus o nella metropolitana sentirete parlare in Inglese persone della stessa origine: fra di loro, i giapponesi continueranno sempre a parlare in Giapponese, i cinesi in Cinese, gli italiani in Italiano e così via. A confermare quanto già si sente quotidianamente in giro per la città, arriva un sondaggio condotto da Leger per per l’Associazione per gli Studi Canadesi (Association for Canadian Studies), dal quale emerge che la stragrande maggioranza dei canadesi, di qualsiasi origine, segnala un forte attaccamento alla lingua principale, molto più che ad altri indicatori di identità, incluso il Paese stesso che chiamano casa: il Canada… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Canada, the native language is the basis of identity

TORONTO – Hardly on the bus or in the subway you will hear people of the same origin speak in English: among them, Japanese people will always continue to speak in Japanese, Chinese people in Chinese, Italians in Italian and so on. To confirm what is already heard every day around the city, it comes a survey conducted by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies, from which we see that the vast majority of Canadians report a strong attachment to the main language, the native one, much more than other indicators of identity, including the Country they call home: Canada. (more…)

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TCDSB: IC, colossale spreco di tempo e soldi

TORONTO – “Farisei, scribi e peccatori”: è la descrizione utilizzata dalla fiduciaria Nancy Crawford (nella foto sopra) che cercava di riportare i suoi colleghi in sé sulla questione, prima della riunione di emergenza al Toronto Catholic District School Board, mercoledì sera. Stava invocando l’immagine biblica della tentata “lapidazione di una donna smarrita” nel tentativo di mettere in prospettiva le questioni e di fornire una “guida”. Avrebbe potuto risparmiare il fiato… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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TCDSB: IC, a colossal waste of time and money

TORONTO – “Pharisees, Scribes and Sinners”. That’s the choice of descriptors used by trustee Nancy Crawford trying to bring her colleagues to their senses, on the issue before the emergency meeting at the Toronto Catholic District School Board, last night. She was invoking the Biblical image of the attempted “stoning of a fallen woman” in an attempt to put issues in perspective and to provide “guidance”. 

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La vita è un gioco, ma la partita è solo una

Prosegue sul Corriere Canadese la pubblicazione degli articoli dedicati all’immigrazione italiana in Canada, che prendono spunto dalla storia degli oggetti che gli emigrati hanno portato con sé nel viaggio dal Belpaese alla nuova terra. L’iniziativa rientra nel progetto “Narrarsi altrove, viaggio tra i cimeli e i luoghi dell’anima” della poetessa Anna Ciardullo Villapiana e della docente Stella Paola, con la collaborazione di Gabriel Niccoli, professore emerito dell’Università di Waterloo e membro del consiglio di amministrazione dell’Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP), network nazionale sotto i cui auspici opera il suddetto studio poetico… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Sindaci-sceriffi, ecco la legge voluta da Doug Ford

TORONTO – Sindaci più forti, con maggiori poteri: alla fine il governo guidato da Doug Ford l’ha fatto davvero. Dopo le indiscrezioni trapelate nelle scorse settimane, ieri è arrivata la presentazione ufficiale della nuova legislazione intitolata “Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act”, formalmente illustrata a Queen’s Park… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Intenzioni di voto: Poilievre fa il vuoto a un mese dall’elezione del nuovo leader

TORONTO – Pierre Poilievre rimane nettamente in testa nella corsa alla leadership del Partito Conservatore. La conferma arriva dal sondaggio presentato ieri da Leger in collaborazione con l’Association for Canadian Studies, secondo il quale il deputato eletto a Carleton si troverebbe al 44 per cento tra gli elettori che si dichiarano conservatori… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Ius Sanguinis messo in discussione? La Marca: “Falso, il Centrodestra
dà i numeri”

TORONTO – In questi giorni sta circolando sulle agenzie e sulla stampa in italiano all’estero una lettera aperta sottoscritta da esponenti dei partiti della Destra italiana residenti in diversi Paesi del continente americano, dal titolo “Il Centro-sinistra vuole limitare lo Ius sanguinis, è una vergogna”. Una lettera che anche il Corriere Canadese ha pubblicato (potete leggerla qui) ed alla quale replica l’onorevole Francesca La Marca (nella foto sopra), parlamentare del Pd eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, Ripartizione Nord e Centro America… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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In classe senza mascherine, almeno per ora

TORONTO – Gli studenti delle scuole dell’Ontario non dovranno indossare le mascherine durante il semestre autunnale: lo ha confermato ieri il Ministero dell’Istruzione. L’utilizzo dei dispositivi di protezione sarà volontario e le mascherine saranno a disposizione degli studenti su richiesta. Anche i test rapidi rimarranno disponibili nelle scuole… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Mercato immobiliare, correzione profonda: i prezzi scendono

TORONTO – Una correzione del mercato immobiliare, che ha già portato a quattro mesi consecutivi di calo dei prezzi nel settore precedentemente surriscaldato della Greater Toronto Area, potrebbe finire per diventare “una delle più profonde dell’ultimo mezzo secolo”. È questo l’avvertimento contenuto in un nuovo rapporto dell’RBC… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Discorso del Trono e budget provinciale: le sfide del governo in questa legislatura

TORONTO – Prima settimana di lavori parlamentari a Queen’s Park. La nuova legislatura scaturita dal voto provinciale dello scorso 2 aprile è stata ufficialmente inaugurata ieri, con il primo passo istituzionale, l’elezione dello Speaker della Camera. Contrariamente alle indicazioni del premier Doug Ford, lo speaker uscente Ted Arnott è stato confermato contro la sfidante Nina Tangr… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

 
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Ontario: in classroom without masks, at least for now

TORONTO – Ontario school students will not have to wear masks during the fall semester: the Ministry of Education confirmed it today. The use of protective equipment will be voluntary and masks will be available to students upon request. Rapid tests will also remain available in schools. 

The fall semester 2022 will therefore be the first, complete, since the beginning of the pandemic, in which Ontario students will not be forced to wear masks. Unless the situation worsens and the reintroduction of security measures is not necessary. On this, however, the government has not yet expressed itself: the details of a possible “plan B” in the event of an increase in infections are lacking. (more…)

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Pronto soccorso Ontario, crisi infinita

TORONTO – La storia si ripete. Come accade da qualche settimana, anche questo weekend, i pronto soccorso di numerosi ospedali dell’Ontario sono rimasti chiusi. È successo al sito di Durham del South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC), al Georgian Bay General Hospital e al Monfort Hospital di Ottawa rimasto chiuso di notte per far fronte a una “carenza senza precedenti” di infermieri… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Meloni intervistata da Fox News: “Io prima donna premier? Un onore”

ROMA – “I sondaggi dicono che FdI è il primo partito, e il primo partito della coalizione indicherà il nome del premier. Vediamo cosa succederà nelle urne, se così sarà potrei essere la prima donna a guidare il governo italiano nella storia e sarebbe per me un grande onore”. Lo ha detto la leader di FdI, Giorgia Meloni, intervistata dall’emittente statunitense Fox Business, canale tematico di Fox News… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Brampton, lezione di principi e di integrità

TORONTO – Potrebbe essere il Selvaggio West americano, ma si tratta proprio del nostro cortile. Non si sa come, ma una cittadinanza cinica ha accettato il concetto che non esiste un comportamento onorevole ed etico tra coloro che cercano una carica politica al servizio del pubblico. L’era di Cincinnato non esiste più… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Ontario Emergency Room, Endless Crisis

TORONTO – History repeats itself. As has been the case for a few weeks, also this weekend, the emergency rooms of numerous hospitals in Ontario remained closed. It happened to the Durham site of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC), georgian Bay General Hospital and Ottawa’s Monfort Hospital that was closed at night to cope with an “unprecedented shortage” of nurses. And last week it was the turn of Perth, Listowel, Seaforth and Bowmanville, where Lakeridge Health temporarily closed its intensive care unit and relocated patients to the Ajax-Pickering and Oshawa campuses. 

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বিবিসি বিশ্ব সংবাদে বাংলাদেশের হিরো আলম

বাংলাদেশের হিরো আলমকে নিয়ে বিবিসি টেলিভিশন গতকাল সকালে সংবাদ প্রচার করেছে। সেখানে তার দাবি, ‘মানসিক নির্যাতন’ এবং ‘অধিকার খর্ব করা হয়েছে।’ 

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