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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shortage of nurses in Ontario hospitals, Ford does not have a plan

TORONTO – Doctors didn’t like Prime Minister Ford’s approach to the healthcare. A sector in full crisis with the emergency rooms of numerous Ontario hospitals forced to temporarily close on

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Mayors-sheriffs, the law “to build more houses”

TORONTO – Stronger mayors, with more powers: in the end the government led by Doug Ford really did it. After the rumors leaked in recent weeks, today came the official

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Ontario hospitals plan to uphold COVID-19 vaccine policies

TORONTO – The vaccination obligation is there and will remain in force. Not even the shortage of staff that has led to a crisis with more emergency rooms closed on

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Airport chaos, the minister cornered

TORONTO – Airport chaos: Federal Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, called to testify before August 19 by the Transport Committee to explain airport delays and flight cancellations in the main

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GTA real estate market, deep correction

TORONTO – A correction in the housing market, which has already led to four consecutive months of falling prices in the previously overheated sector of the Greater Toronto Area, could

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Education Matters English Opinion


Once, during a religious seminar I participated in, the issue of Filipino parents sending their children came into focus. I admit, having been involved in the media for most of my Canadian life, this issue never came up in my front burner. I have always regarded it as a given in the Filipino immigrants’ life to send their child or children to a Catholic school. And I assumed that Canadians knew the Catholic background of the Philippines. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

Please click on the image to enlarge

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 3, 2021, at 1:45pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 114 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Education Matters Italian

Le scuole cattoliche possono fare il giro della vittoria

TORONTO – 25 febbraio 2021. La decisione della Corte Suprema del Canada (SOC) di giovedì sulla questione Theodore school nel Saskatchewan offre una panoramica dei diritti confessionali costituzionalmente garantiti e del primato della Costituzione sulla legislazione subordinata (inferiore).

Gli avvocati si affretteranno a “differenziare” le questioni in esame e le conseguenti implicazioni. È quello che sono addestrati a fare, proprio come i critici che “analizzano” frasi e opere letterarie. Sarebbe “un dato di fatto”; ci sono questioni ristrette e implicazioni più ampie in questione. Il SOC le avrebbe soppesate, prima di decidere di NON ascoltare un appello della provincia contro una precedente decisione della Corte d’appello del Saskatchewan (SCA) in materia di scuole cattoliche a Theodore (popolazione 323).
La SCA aveva ribaltato una decisione della Corte di grado inferiore nel 2017 che aveva deciso contro la Theodore Roman Catholic School Division (TRCSD).

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Education Matters Filipino Opinion


Isang besses mayroon akong nasalihan na pagpupulong na ang paksa ay tungkol sa mga magulang nang mga “Filipino-Canadian” sa kaugalian na pagpapadala nila sa kanilang mga anak sa paaralan nang pang Katolico. Inaamin ko na sa tagal na panahon ako’y nasa Kanada at sa larangan nang  pagsusulat ni minsan di pumasok sa sarili ko kung bakit o among dahilan. Ang paniniwala ko ay itoy hindi kayla sa Kanada na ang Philipnas ay 95 % katolico at Ito kaunaunah at nagiisa bansa sa Asia. (more…)

English News Updates

Italians and Canadians together
teaching peace to students

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian PALERMO – Italians and Canadians together for “peace, security and prosperity”, as stated in the title of the 1st forum held – in webinar – in recent days in Sicily (Italy) to preserve the memory of the fallen of all parties in conflict during Operation “Husky” in July 1943, which saw the First Canadian Division engaged in Sicily – together with the Allies. (more…)

Canada English

Canada-Italy Award:
the call for 9th edition

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – The Embassy of Canada in Italy has issued the call for the ninth edition of the Canada-Italy Award for Innovation 2021, aimed at promoting projects to build new ways of living and working together, in order to adapt and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. The opportunity is offered to projects in every sector, from research to information. (more…)

English Health & Medicine

Dueling a double epidemic

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The Covid-19 pandemic response may have some unexpected effects, for instance, a reduction in the prevalence of influenza. Yet, it has exacerbated a dark and deadly issue, the opioid crisis in Canada. Communities across the nation are reeling from the unprecedented levels of drug-related deaths.

Covid-19 Updates Spanish

¿Qué hay debajo de la burbuja atlántica?

Canadá supera los 800 mil casos de Covid-19, pero en el Atlántico la situación está controlada

El mundo continúa decretando nuevos cierres, políticas y confinamientos para contener el rebrote de Covid-19, mientras que la burbuja con la que se protege el Atlántico canadiense parece surtir efecto. Incluso cuando el resto de Canadá ha cruzado otro desalentador umbral con más de 800 mil casos, la región atlántica continúa su ritmo de vida. (more…)

English News Updates

Covid vaccine: testing on children
6-9 years, cases are increasing

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Pfizer and Moderna have started testing their vaccines on children from 12 years of age and hope to have the results of the trial by the summer: according to New York Times (read here: Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months), the two pharmaceutical companies could later start testing on children even younger. Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, and AstraZeneca also have similar projects, but they are at a less advanced stage than Pfizer and Moderna. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

Please click on image to enlarge.
EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 4, 2021, at 1:00pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 115 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 111 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 87 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 22, 2021, at 3:40pm (EST).

Health & Medicine Italian Politics

Rompicapo vaccini, Moderna taglia le dosi per il Canada

TORONTO – Ancora problemi sul fronte vaccini in Canada. Per la terza volta in poche settimane le forniture di vaccino anti Covid-19 destinate al nostro Paese subiranno dei tagli rispetto ai quantitativi previsti. Stando ad alcuni documenti del Public Health Agency of Canada pubblicati ieri in esclusiva da Ctv, anche nella settimana del 22 febbraio.

Community Portuguese

Abra a porta do Consulado sempre que precise, use a “CHAVE MÓVEL DIGITAL”

25 de Fevereiro de 2021, 17 horas, está no ar, na GoLive Tv o programa “Today in Toronto with Manuel Alexandre”.

Como prometido, na última Quinta-feira da cada mês, o Sr.Cônsul Geral de Portugal em Toronto, Dr José Mendes marca presença para informar a comunidade portuguesa  sobre o que respeita à actividade do Consulado.

De forma simples e empenhada, o Sr. Cônsul e seus colaboradores,estiveram neste programa essencialmente para responder as perguntas/sugestões que lhes foram enviadas via Facebook “”. (more…)

English News Updates

A square in Italy
for Canadian Heroes

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ORTONA – A square of Canadian Heroes in Italy: it is the one inaugurated last weekend in Ortona, the town in the province of Chieti (Abruzzo) which in December 1943 was the scene of a bloody battle, on the banks of the Moro river, between the Allied force and the Nazi troops: on that occasion 1,665 soldiers fell, of which 1,375 were Canadian, now buried in the Canadian Military Cemetery of Ortona, in English “Moro River Canadian War Cemetery”. (more…)

English Gastronomy

Mr. Wild Does It Again: With Four New Establishments

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ELORA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2021 / Having left The Soho Farmhouse to re-establish Elora as Ontario’s premier staycation destination with the launch of The Elora Mill, globally acclaimed international hotelier Geoffrey Wild is at it again. For those not yet acquainted, Elora is Canada’s hidden gem. It boasts incredible history, a wealth of local art and craft, quirky stores, owner-operated restaurants and bars as well as spectacular natural landscape that rivals anything Ontario has to offer. To the global traveller, this is the Cotswolds of Canada. (more…)

English News Updates

-61 F in Wekweeti: the lowest recorded temperature in the country since 2017

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian -61 F: the lowest temperature in the country since 2017 was recorded on Sunday in Wekweeti, town of the Northwest Territories about 1,900 miles northwest of Toronto. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English Opinion

Ethical “triumphs and casualties” of Covid-19

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – In a crisis, there is always a reset, a reshuing of the deck (of cards). Covid-19 is the crisis of the day – everywhere and in all aspects of life – government, economy, education, ethics… the list goes on. It is a crisis whose proportions and dimensions are fast approaching the uncontrollable. In
Community English

Yonge Street massacre, Alek Minassian guilty of all 26 charge:
10 counts for voluntary homicide, 16 for attempted murder

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Guilty of 10 counts of voluntary manslaughter and 16 counts of attempted murder. This trial ended with the verdict of Alek Minassian responsible for the Yonge street attack in 2018 when he hit passers-by on Toronto’s busiest street in a van. (more…)

Italian News Updates

In Italia una piazza
per gli Eroi Canadesi

ORTONA – Una piazza degli Eroi Canadesi in Italia: è quella inaugurata nello scorso weekend a Ortona, il paese in provincia di Chieti (Abruzzo) che nel dicembre del 1943 fu teatro di una sanguinosa battaglia, sulle rive del fiume Moro, fra Alleati e truppe tedesche: in quell’occasione caddero 1.665 soldati dei quali ben 1.375 canadesi, oggi sepolti nel Cimitero Militare Canadese di Ortona,  in inglese “Moro River Canadian War Cemetery”. (more…)

Spanish Travel & Tourism

Se apaga el turismo de Toronto
Ingresos de hoteles, restaurantes y atracciones se desploman a la mitad

Foto: Zaida Olvera y José Miguel García, fundadores de la agencia De Vago por Toronto

El sector turístico de Toronto fue una de las primeras industrias afectadas por el coronavirus y se espera que pierda miles de millones de dólares en gastos directos e indirectos durante el primer semestre de 2021, a pesar del apoyo de $125 millones de dólares ofrecido por Lisa MacLeod, ministra provincial de Patrimonio, Deporte, Turismo y Asuntos Culturales para Toronto y otras ciudades de Ontario. (more…)

Community English

Open the Consulate door whenever you need, use the “DIGITAL MOBILE KEY”

February 25, 2021, 5 pm, the program “Today in Toronto with Manuel Alexandre” is on GoLive Tv.

As promised, on the last Thursday of each month, the Consul General of Portugal in Toronto, Dr. José Mendes will be present to inform the Portuguese community about the activities of the Consulate.

In a simple and committed way, Mr. Consul and his collaborators, were in this program essentially to answer the questions/suggestions sent to them via Facebook “”. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Vaccination rates: Canada trails behind other countries, shamefully

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Globally, vaccination campaigns are well underway against the Covid-19 virus. However, not all countries and jurisdictions fare equally when comparing the latest data in the mass inoculation program.

Governments around the world have adopted different strategies in the roll-out of vaccines. Canada was early in the game by procuring 84-million doses. They are expected to arrive by the end of September. However, the actual plan to vaccinate Canadians has left the country falling behind other leading nations. (more…)

English Politics

Ferri: “A reform of penitentiary system
Only a human punishment
can re-educate”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “A reform area of ​​the penitentiary system, that focuses on the principles enshrined in our Constitution: a certain but humane punishment that truly re-educates”: this is the wish of the Honorable Cosimo Maria Ferri (Italia Viva), former undersecretary of Justice in the Letta, Renzi and Gentiloni governments, addressed to the new Minister, Marta Cartabia. (more…)

Italian Sport

Il derby azzurro lo vince Fognini, ma finisce in rissa

MELBOURNE – E ci risiamo. Che Fabio Fognini fosse un tennista di grande talento, ma avversato da un carattere quantomeno difficile, che lo ha spesso penalizzato proprio sul campo, lo sapevamo. Pensavamo che la paternità condivisa con l’altrettanto talentuosa ex giocatrice azzurra, Flavia Pennetta – con i loro due bimbi, Federico nato nel 2017 e Farah di poco più di un anno d’età – lo avessero un tantino calmato. Macché! (more…)

Gastronomy Italian

La ricetta del giorno: Spezzatino di maiale alla birra

TORONTO – Dalle pagine del Corriere Canadese, la cucina di Teresina: ecco la ricetta per lo Spezzatino di maiale alla birra.

Ingredienti per 4 persone:
– 600 gr spezzatino di maiale
– 1 di carota – 1/2 cipolla
– 400 ml di birra rossa
– olio di oliva – salvia
– 1 cucchiaio di paprika dolce
– farina – sale

Prepara la carne a cubetti, tutti uguali delle dimensioni di circa 3 cm di lato e passali in una ciotola con farina, paprika e sale. Lava e monda la carota e la mezza cipolla, quindi prepara un trito fine (puoi usare un mixer). (more…)

Community Italian Opinion

COLUMBUS CENTRE: “VCI, stop alla società a scopo di lucro”

Letter to the Corriere Canadese by Ian Duncan MacDonald


Ieri ho inviato una e-mail a quello che pensavo fosse ancora un direttore del Columbus Centre. Si è scoperto che si era dimesso di recente. Ho seguito una telefonata che mi ha rivelato che le cose sono peggiori al Columbus Centre di quello che pensavo potessero essere.

Sembra che l’unica operazione che fa soldi siano gli appartamenti degli anziani. Tutte le operazioni sono ora controllate direttamente dal consiglio di Amministrazione di Villa Charities ad eccezione della struttura atletica (che ha bisogno di centinaia di dollari, se non milioni, per renderla commercializzabile) e della scuola di danza che sono entrambe controllate indirettamente.


Opinion Portuguese

Intolerância, racismo e “heterofobia” na Camara Municipal

Hon. Joe Volpe – Fev.18, 2021 – Translation by Carlos Lima

No fim, do ponto de vista pessoal, fica-se apenas com o seu bom nome: uma reputação. Do ponto de vista empresarial, fica um legado, em relação ao qual o público pode medir o seu valor de acordo com os padrões sociais. Ambos são construídos gradualmente, com suor e lágrimas.

O caminho nem sempre é suave.

O Corriere Canadese, de uma forma ou de outra, serve a comunidade Ítalo-Canadiana desde 1954. O seu propósito, do meu ponto de vista, foi sempre o de integrar os valores estruturais dos imigrantes naqueles recém chegados e que as suas famílias foram criando ao longo da sua interação com outros diferentes grupos de imigrantes. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates Spanish Travel & Tourism

Bienvenidos a los ‘Hoteles Cuarentena’
Viajeros aéreos tendrán que alojarse en hoteles designados a su llegada a Canadá…
y pagar el costo

¡Bienvenido a casa! El regreso a Canadá vía aérea después de visitar el extranjero llevará a los viajeros a permanecer en uno de los hoteles designados por el gobierno local para aislarse durante su cuarentena. La decisión lo mismo ha sido aplaudida que causado fuertes críticas por viajeros y organizaciones como el Centro de Justicia para las Libertades Constitucionales. (more…)

Community English Opinion

“Ding dong the witch is dead”, Villa Charities in chaos

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Not since the collapse of the ill-conceived, ill-fated massive condominium redevelopment project for the Columbus Centre, in 2018, has the Corriere Canadese been deluged with so many emails and expressions of joy and delights of “ding-dong the witch is dead”. TORONTO – Not since the collapse of the ill-conceived, ill-fated massive condominium redevelopment project for the Columbus Centre, in 2018, has the Corriere Canadese been deluged with so many emails and expressions of joy and delights of “ding-dong the witch is dead”. It was a bitter-sweet reaction of relief then as it is a hollow effusion of victory today. Even if Anthony Di Caita is indeed gone. (more…)

Italian News Updates

Italiani e canadesi
insieme per la Pace

PALERMO – Italiani e canadesi insieme per “la pace, la sicurezza e la prosperità”, come recita il titolo del 1° forum svoltosi – in webinar (nella foto) – nei giorni scorsi per preservare la memoria dei caduti di tutte le parti in conflitto durante l’Operazione “Husky” del luglio nel 1943, che vide impegnata in Sicilia – insieme agli Alleati –  la Prima Divisione Canadese. (more…)

Italian Politics

L’Italia si unisce al Canada
contro le detenzioni arbitrarie

ROMA – “Congratulazioni al Canada per il lancio della Dichiarazione contro la detenzione arbitraria nei rapporti Stato-Stato. Pronti a impegnarsi in modo costruttivo con i partner internazionali per porre fine a questa atroce pratica “: è questo il testo del tweet pubblicato pochi giorni fa sul profilo ufficiale del Ministero degli Affari Esteri italiano, con cui la Farnesina manifesta il sostegno dell’Italia alla Dichiarazione canadese contro la detenzione arbitraria nelle relazioni tra Stati. (more…) ***This project is made possible in part thanks to the financial support of Canadian Heritage;

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