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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates Opinion

WHO, a global failure that requires new leadership

TORONTO – This past week was an interesting week on the COVID 19 front from many perspectives but the most intriguing for me was the news that the current director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) is running again for a 5 year term. The current Director-General (in the pic, from www.who.int) in my opinion as head of the WHO has just been part of a Global Failure and yet he is seeking another 5-year appointment, which to-date is uncontested.  (more…)

Canada Editorials Education Matters English Featured Ontario Opinion

TCDSB, who defends the rights of Catholics?

TORONTO – The Canadian Confederation, as a form of government, has a unique feature in its Constitution, or “corporate by-laws”. Under section 93, it ascribes to the provinces the sole jurisdiction for education. Within that section, it provides further exclusive “denominational rights” to certain citizens as a protection against the tyranny of the majority in a democratic society.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Ontario

Life with no parole for 22 years for intruders who killed mom of three

TORONTO –  When a grisly and gory crime hits close to home, it sends a shock wave to the whole Filipino-Canadian community of Toronto, especially to closer friends and relatives of the victim hearing for the first time that when a partner is murdered, the surviving partner is always the suspect. Tragic as it may be, the initial reaction is for everyone to send in their condolences. Only after Yostin Murillo, a main suspect of Costa Rican background, was arrested were friends and relatives of the couple able to breathe a sigh of relief.  (more…)

English Featured News Updates World News

Claudi, the civil-servant hero who remained in Kabul to save people

KABUL – While the embassies of all the countries of the world closed and the diplomats fled, he remained there, in the midst of chaos, among the desperate people of Kabul. And the photos that have immortalized him as he picks up a child to take him to safety at the airport have been around the world. Tommaso Claudi, the last official of the Italian embassy left at the Kabul airport after the return of the Taliban to Afghanistan, has been involved for days in evacuating his fellow citizens in the Afghan capital. But no one knew until those photos ended up on the “net”: you can see him, helmet over the shoulder and bulletproof vest, crouching on a wall to grab a 7 or 8 year old child and carry him safely to the side of the airport manned by the US military.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Back-to-school: TDSB is almost ready, TCDSB who knows

TORONTO – The guidelines outlined by Ontario to deal with Covid in the province’s public schools are not enough. Dissatisfied with the protocols, which will be implemented with the start of the new school year, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has decided to do it itself and has drawn up a series of guidelines. Everything is silent, however, as far as the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned: the return to school is still shrouded in mystery. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Travel & Tourism

Who can cross the Canada border? Can we go freely to the USA and Europe?

We are in the middle of summer, many of us have already been on vacation and many of us are still planning it. We would like to visit friends or relatives or spend a dream vacation in the United States or Europe. Our relatives and friends would like to visit us in Canada.

Do we know who, when and where will be able to travel? And do we know who and when will be able to visit us in Canada? (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Politics

Who is Mary Simon, named 30th governor general of Canada

TORONTO – Mary Simon (in the pic) is Canada’s new Governor General. This was announced today by Justin Trudeau, who, with the appointment of the Queen’s new representative, wanted to send out a very precise political signal. Simon is in fact an Inuk leader, representative of the indigenous peoples of Canada and his appointment comes at a time of general rethinking of the history of our country, in particular the federal government’s treatment of Aboriginal people in the past. (more…)

Culture English History

Harold W. Stevens, the Canadian soldier
who saved a five-day-old Italian child

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Often the best stories start by chance. Maybe due to a series of coincidences, a chance encounter, an intuition. (more…)

English News Updates

A “bridge” between Italy and Canada
to help those who want to emigrate

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Your dream is Canada, to study or work, but you know very well how complicated it is, especially today, to crown it? Well, two young Italians can help you. Their names are Chiara Landoni and Valentina Nuzzo and they have decided to make their immigrant experience in Canada available to anyone who needs help or even simple information to start planning their transfer. How? Through the Connect 2 Toronto website (https://connect2toronto.com) where you can find all the necessary information and, perhaps, contact the two creators who are able to provide a large group of experts in every sector: immigration, study, work, taxes, health care… (more…)

English Opinion

Who stands with papal leadership on sexuality and purpose?

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – I mean no disrespect to the followers of religious ideologies whose detailed philosophic tenets are unfamiliar to me as I speak about the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our Western culture. Without false humility, I can recall the years spent in the “public spaces” dominated by, and reserved for, religious minorities from other places. It was my duty as a public official to help the integration process where reciprocity, inclusion and rule of law were and are values common to us all. (more…)


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