TORONTO – An exceptional guest will open the Media Day of the Canadian International AutoShow 2023: the absolute protagonist will be the Project Arrow electric vehicle, the result of the collaboration started between over fifty partners led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) with the goal of responding to the Canadian government’s “Net Zero by 2050” challenge.
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.
Immigration is the key to economic growth in Canada. With the nation’s fertility rate on a steady decline, the Canadian government maintains that immigration is key to replenishing the population. It estimates that 75% of the country’s population growth is attributable to immigration.
Part of that growth is generated through international students. According to a Statistics Canada report (June 2021), about six in ten first-time study permit holders who worked throughout their duration of study or post graduation become permanent residents.
Usually, most people leave their native country for better opportunities. Some migrants leave for work, for study, or to join family. In fact, several factors may determine population movements which include poverty, political unrest, violence, natural disasters or conflict. According to the United Nation’s latest estimates on international migration (mid-2020), nearly 281 million (M) migrants live outside the country of their birth.
TORONTO – All roads led to Italy for the 2-day G20 summit meeting this year. US President Joe Biden had to put on hold domestic issues just to be in Rome for this summit. Top of the agenda was climate change. Prince Charles addressed the leaders of attending countries. From Rome, participants proceeded to Glasgow, Scotland, for the UN COP26 meeting. In both meetings, activists ensured that their voices are heard by world leaders. These meetings are unique because Covid safety protocols are in place. I remember when G8-G20 was held in Toronto having experienced challenges covering the event. (more…)
TASHKENT – Si è svolta a Tashkent, capitale dell’Uzbekistan, la XIII edizione dell’”International Film Festival la Perla della Via della Seta”, che ha visto protagonista non solo il cinema uzbeko e mondiale ma anche il cinema italiano con ben otto film rappresentativi dei più recenti successi della nostra cinematografia. (more…)
There is exciting news for intellectual minds in York Region. Holy Cross Catholic Academy (CA) is now recognized as an authorized IB World School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The Woodbridge high school joins an exclusive group of 5,500 institutions worldwide which deliver the IB programme. (more…)
This year, people around the world commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp (Gusen, Austria).
Over the weekend, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau issued a statement to participants commemorating the event on May 15 and 16. “Former prisoners, of whom only a handful are still alive, and along with them, Poland and other countries, have been consistently calling for years, for a dignified commemoration of the victims of the Gusen camp”.
Foreign language teaching programs in Catholic schools are under siege again. (more…)
Many of us look forward to this moment when we will be able to get on the plane again and fly on a dream vacation abroad or host our family from abroad in Canada.
While the European Union and the United States are agreeing on mutual opening to tourist traffic from this summer season, Canada has (more…)
TORONTO – Foreign language teaching programs in Catholic schools are under attack again. Not that it is a big surprise, as they attempt to eliminate International Languages (“IL”) cyclically returns to Ontario’s various school boards: it’s like tax season or allergy in the spring. (more…)
In Canada, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September, but globally, in over 80 countries, it is celebrated on May 1st .
How did May 1st begin in the world and why is Canada’s Labor Day celebrated in September? (more…)
Two awards out of eight, and she was the youngest participant: Lea Garza (in the pics above ad below), 12, Italian-Mexican, literally won the “Yesports” International Music Awards organized in China and ended in recent days, winning the “Best Solo Artist” awards and “Favorite Talent Award”: practically the most important awards went to her. (more…)
Education in Canada is big business. International students contribute more than $21 billion each year to the Canadian economy and promote diversity within communities. The pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for foreign students resulting in a drop in enrollment numbers. The effects could have a negative economic impact.
This week, Canada joined the request of the United Nations (UN) to give a joint global response to the imminent international economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and asked the World Health Organization (WHO ) for greater transparency after the report he presented about the origin of the Covid. (more…)
Toronto, March 23: In a video message sent on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, UNESCO Director-General Audre Azoulay said, “On March 7, 50 years ago, Bangabandhu gave his historic speech. (more…)
The Egyptian Embassy in Canada is celebrating International Francophonie Day, virtually by displaying a number of Egyptian films that have been translated recently into French.
Egypt’s ambassador to Canada, Ahmed Abu Zeid, said in statements: “This initiative comes within the framework of the existing cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, as the Ministry of Culture recently provided the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a number of classic and modern Egyptian films that have been translated into French to be used on the occasion of the International Francophonie Day”.
The virtual celebration will be attended by embassies of the member states of the Francophone Organization, government officials, MPs, Canadian provincial governments, and Egyptian embassy friends from the Canadian community, starting from Friday until the end of the celebration of the International Francophonie Day.
Muhammad Ali Bukhari, CNMNG News, Toronto
According to the UN, to celebrate March 8 as the International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas. (more…)