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Canada Editorials Education Matters English Featured

School boards reject remedial strategies and obligations

TORONTO – Following Monday’s summary of the “educational environment” at the TCDSB, several trustees and Senior staff from Boards of Education in the greater GTA weighed in “on background” to inform us that the situation may be worse than what we described. 

In their view, some “bad apples” who have been given “an easy ride” are putting the entire publicly funded school system (Catholic and Public) at risk.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Fourth dose, it’s too early: only 57% got the third one

TORONTO – There is already who talks about the fourth dose, when there are still hundreds of thousands of people who still have to get the third one. Omicron 5 and its infectivity are scary and “in a hurry”, but the scientific director of the Ontario Science Table, Dr. Fahad Razak, invites to keep feet on the ground. “Although much of the conversation right now is about the fourth dose, for me scientifically the clearest opportunity, the thing we should do – and it’s not a question about availability, the vaccine is available to us – is the third dose” , he told CP24 on Monday. 

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Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates Politics Polls

When the right rediscovers the right: Poilievre fleeing in the polls

TORONTO – By definition, in the political spectrum the center is the political space best equipped for conflict resolution. When the tensions that come from the right or the left become too pressing, it is in the center that the neutralization of the imbalance takes place: center understood as compromise, as a synthesis of theses and antitheses, as an exaltation of pragmatism that cripples the too ideologized extremities. Having made this premise, in the last thirty years in Canada, as in Italy and in the rest of the world, the hunt for the electorate of the center, the moderate one, considered hunting booty capable of undermining the balance of power between the parties, has begun. 

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Canada English Featured News Updates

“Financial woes”, Canada Day parades canceled in some cities

TORONTO – It could be the first “normal” Canada Day, after two years of pandemic, with parties and parades everywhere, but it won’t. In fact, in several cities of the country, the increase in security costs and at the same time the absence of government funding led to the cancellation of the celebrations. In Montreal, for example, there will be no parade for the third consecutive year: the first two years was the “fault” of Covid-19, but now …  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich violates bail, arrested

OTTAWA – Tamara Lich, one of the main organizers of the “Freedom Convoy”, was arrested in Alberta for violating the conditions for her bail set by the court. This is what the Ottawa police say. The arrest was confirmed by Eric Granger, one of his lawyers who said he was awaiting further details. Keith Wilson, another lawyer who defended Lich posted on Twitter that “the heroine of the Freedom Convoy” was stopped by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she lives. 

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates

Covid-19 response, Canada is the best (with Japan)

TORONTO – Canada managed the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic and resisted the upheaval that followed better than many other nations with similar health and economic infrastructures: this is what emerges from a research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which attributes Canada’s good performance to persistent and restrictive public health measures, as well as a successful vaccination campaign.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates

Freedom Convoy, Berger: “Tories free to participate”

OTTAWA – As Ottawa prepares for protests from the movement opposing Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend, interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen says her MPs are free to participate in the demonstrations. “I support peaceful and legal demonstrations, and if my MPs want to participate, they are free to do so, they will answer to their constituents,” Bergen said in an interview with CTV’s Question Period aired Sunday. “Conservatives fully support Canadians who were, and are still opposed to, mandatory vaccines,” the interim leader of the CP added. 

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Canada English Featured News Updates Ontario Politics

Ontario, the government: Lecce remains at education, Ford’s nephew Michael elevated to cabinet post

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford presented his cabinet to Ontario’s 43rd Parliament. Few news, many reconfirmations. The new cabinet includes seven women – down from nine in the previous one – out of a total of over 30 appointed (including attorneys general). Ford has also given a role to his nephew Michael (in the pic), a rookie MPP. Lisa MacLeod and Ross Romano are out. 

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Canada English Featured News Updates Toronto

The last 48 hours of Edward Lake

TORONTO – The tragic death of Edward Lake, father of the three children killed in an accident by Marco Muzzo in 2015, has awakened grief and anger throughout the community. On the one hand there are those who want the surname of the Muzzo family to be removed from the hospitals that have received millionaire donations from it – there are two petitions on change.org – on the other there are those who return to ask for harsher penalties for those who get behind the wheel drunk and sow death. 

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Canada Economy English Family Living Featured News Updates

Inflation, the cost of living is insane. And many Canadians postpone retirement

TORONTO – Inflation at 7.7%, skyrocketing prices and Bank of Canada which continues to increase the “key” rate of interest – now at 1.5% – to stem the problem by creating, in fact, another one: the increase in mortgage payments and loans for Canadian families. In short, a “perfect storm”. The question is: when will the clear sky return?  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Toronto

Petitions to remove ‘Muzzo’, but hospitals respond they won’t

TORONTO – The name Muzzo is there to stay. In the aftermath of the news of the suicide of Edward Lake, father of the three children killed in 2015 by Marco Muzzo driving drunk, from many parts and with increasing insistence citizens ask for the removal of the family name from the hospitals to which they have given millions of dollars in donations. But hospitals in Toronto and Vaughan responded in spades. Meanwhile, the two petitions, which on change.org (one and two) urge that the name Muzzo disappear from the walls of hospitals, continue to collect more and more signatures. 

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Canada English Featured News Updates Polls

Trump, 9/11, Lady D: Canadians influenced by conspiracy theories

TORONTO – Lack of trust in the traditional media, distance of institutions, skepticism towards the truth as it is told by the mainstream. The portrait of Canadians that has come out in recent weeks from a series of surveys carried out by Abacus is really not very comforting, also in light of the new survey presented today that continues to investigate the thin thread that binds Canadians with the chaos of great conspiracy theories.  

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Canada Economy English Family Living Featured News Updates

Canada, inflation never so high in 40 years: 7.7%

TORONTO – Inflation rate skyrocketing. Or, better, never like this in almost forty years. To make the historic “picture” is Statistics Canada, which recorded – for the month of May – a percentage increase of 7.7% compared to the same month of 2021 it’s the largest increase since January 1983 when the inflation gained 8.2%. Not only that: the current + 7.7% represents a further increase compared to the + 6.8% of just a month earlier, i.e. April 2022.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Toronto

Dead by suicide Edward Lake. His three sons killed by Muzzo

TORONTO – Misfortunes never come by themselves, says a proverb. Edward Lake, whose three sons and father-in-law were killed in a terrible accident in Vaughan in 2015, took his own life. The case has filled the pages of the newspapers for months: driving the vehicle that hit the van of the children’s grandfather, there was Marco Muzzo, scion of a rich family, drunk. A pain, that of Edward Lake and his wife Jennifer Neville-Lake, that can only be imagined. 

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario, the presence of the virus in the wastewater is rising again

TORONTO – Talking about a new (nth) wave of Covid-19 is perhaps premature, but the signs are all there: in recent weeks we had witnessed a rising of hospitalizations but the small number of swabs performed (reserved only for “at risk” categories) “) had not allowed an exhaustive tracing of the infections. However, there is one fact from which there is no escape: the presence of the virus in wastewater.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Travel & Tourism

Airports: no more restrictions but chaos remains

TORONTO – The easing of restrictions at Canadian airports could worsen the situation instead of improving it: according to some experts, in fact, the decisions taken by the government to ease the delays and the queues created in particular at the “Pearson” airport in Toronto will have, as effect, an increase in the volume of passengers. (more…)

Community English Faith & Religion Featured Toronto

Life and death persecution internationally, suppression locally

Christians (in particular Catholics practicing their faith in several of their Rites) are numerically the most persecuted in the world. They represent the largest demographic prone to seek refuge from their native soil.

There are few safe spaces for them when military turmoil, religious intolerance, caste systems or political upheaval upsets the delicate balance of social peace. The results are common: assault, sexual assault, extra-judicial killings, murder, pillaging etcetera.

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Canada English Featured Immigration News Updates

Canada, 2.4 million would-be immigrants are in limbo

TORONTO – Almost 2.4 million people are in limbo: they are citizens from all over the world waiting for answers to immigrate to Canada. The backlog in the offices of the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) is mammoth and biblical times are expected for every type of application, from temporary or permanent residence to citizenship.  (more…)

Canada English Faith & Religion Featured News Updates World News

US bishop strips Jesuit school of ‘Catholic’ status for defiantly flying ‘pride’ and BLM flags: Catholicism increasingly divided in North America

There is a deep division in Catholicism in North America, and this dichotomy is particularly evident in schools, both in Canada and in the USA. 

As reported by LifeSiteNews, the Bishop of the Diocese of Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) – in the pic above, from Twitter – , has removed the “Catholic” status from a Jesuit-run school after it refused to heed his orders not to fly the LGBT rainbow flag and the Black Lives Matter flag.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Sport

Soccer World Cup 2026: matches in Toronto and Vancouver, Edmonton out

TORONTO – The city of Toronto has been chosen as one of the 16 sites for the 2026 World Cup to be held in Canada, USA and Mexico: Fifa announced it yesterday, at the end of a long selection among 22 candidate cities. Vancouver is the only other Canadian city chosen to host the games. Edmonton, included on the list of potential sites, didn’t make it. 

After all, the slice of the “cake” reserved for Canada was small: only 10 of the 80 games scheduled. Ten (10) were also reserved for Mexico, while the United States took the lion’s share with 60 games that will be played in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, New York / New Jersey. Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City are the cities chosen for Mexico. (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Covid-19, another 8 deaths in Ontario. And the descent of the infections slows down

TORONTO – The virus does not give up. Today, in Ontario, another 8 deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 13,351. Even the number of hospitalizations, like yesterday, is not very comforting: there are still 506 patients with the virus in Ontario hospitals, so the drop is slight (yesterday they were 512, a week ago 522) compared to two weeks ago when hospitalizations had dropped by 34.9%, from 808 to 526. Now it remains around 500, a sign that the descent has slowed down.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Toronto

“I am sorry”: Toronto police chief on race-based data collection

TORONTO – Chief James Ramer’s apology for Toronto Police conduct toward the black community was in the air. The blacks, after all, were waiting for them. What was a discordant note, in our opinion, is the reaction of Beverly Bain of the No Pride in Policing Coalition. “Yes, your police officers are responsible for their racism – she said – you are guilty. Chief Ramer, we don’t accept your apology.” 

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates

Canada dropping vaccine mandate for domestic and outbound international travel as of June 20

TORONTO – Starting June 20, unvaccinated Canadians can return to board a plane, bus or passenger train. After suspending random tests for Covid-19 at airports until June 30, the federal government announced the end of the vaccination obligation as well as for domestic travel on planes and trains also for international ones departing from Canada. Upon returning from another country, however, travelers are required to observe quarantine. Foreign nationals arriving in Canada will still need to be immunized. Federal employees and transportation workers in federally regulated industries will also no longer need to be fully vaccinated in order to work. Those who are on unpaid administrative leave due to their vaccination status will then be invited to return to work. 

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Canada English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates Ontario

Not only Covid: emergency rooms ‘sold out’ in Ontario

TORONTO – Everything: injuries, trauma and even viruses (Covid-19 aside). Ontario hospitals are again under siege, this time not due the pandemic but for other reasons: from the seasonal flu to injuries (especially young people, returned “free” after two years of restrictions). The situation is similar in all hospitals in the country: records of emergency room visits and beds “sold out”.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates World News

Airports in Canada, Covid-tests suspended for vaccinated people

TORONTO – After countless hardships and protests, the federal government turns around and removes – until June 30 – random Covid-tests for vaccinated vaccinated at airports. It was announced on Friday by the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Only unvaccinated travelers will still be “tested” at airports. Then, starting from July, all Covid-tests will be carried out outside the airports.  (more…)


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