TORONTO – For a while, it seemed that many local political office holders (incumbents) were going to get another free ride, that is, be uncontested. Then, like mushrooms after a rainstorm, names of candidates at the Registration desk sprouted as if from nowhere. We may not hear from them or know what they represent until election day… maybe. Local elections are notorious for the low voter turn-out. Since John Tory lulled everyone to sleep, thus eliminating any competition and attraction for “the top job”, what will incent citizens to exercise their civic duty to vote?
Corriere Canadese is in the final stages of developing a Canadian National Multilingual News Group (CNMNG). This is a project made possible in part, through funding by Canadian Heritage.
It is a “proof of concept” taking advantage of the Collective Initiatives Program under Canadian Heritage and seeks to show commitment to Canadian journalism’s development aimed at Canada’s growing Multilingual sector by utilizing human resources available in the Multilingual publications. The last Census, in fact, underscores the need for such journalism in our diverse peoples’ integration process: fully 22% of Canadians speak a language other than English or French at home. (more…)
[GTranslate]TORONTO – The initial shock soon was replaced by anger. The photograph of Long Term Care Homes that emerges from a CBC News investigation is shocking. Not only are anti-contagion security protocols broken in these facilities while the Covid-19 pandemic is underway, but LTCs found red-handed are not punished for their behaviour. As they say in Italian, after the “pulling of ears”, everything ends up in “tarallucci and wine”. It’s a fact. Inspections of Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes almost never have consequences. Homes are asked to solve the problem, but even if an inspector returns and finds the same problem, there are no fines or penalties. In very rare cases, houses are forbidden to accept new residents. (more…)
[GTranslate]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…)