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“Does Removing or Defacing Statues Heal a Nation with a Dark History?”

Last month, a former US senator and tv commentator, was dismissed by CNN when he said “We birthed a nation from nothing … we have native Americans but … there isn’t much Native American in American culture” to a group of young conservatives gathered in April to hear him speak about the religious values of European settlers in the US.
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Covid-19 vaccination pop-up clinic in Davenport with strong participation from Portuguese-speaking communities

Photo by Luís Aparício

The Portuguese-speaking communities in Toronto responded in large numbers to the appeal that Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, made for residents to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Throughout Saturday (June 5), many Toronto residents, the vast majority of whom were Portuguese speakers, stopped by the Covid-19 pop-up vaccination clinic at the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre to take the vaccine (Pfizer) or, in some cases, clarify doubts about the ongoing vaccination. (more…)

English News Updates

A capsule buried with the messages of the children “at the time of the coronavirus”: it will be reopened in 2071

BUTTAPIETRA (Verona) – A capsule containing thoughts written “at the time of the coronavirus”, to pass on the memory of these difficult days and make it clear, to those who will be there, how difficult it was to live them, especially for the most defenseless: children, young people, for whom the pandemic was (and is) the period of “without”, without friends, without hugs, without sport. (more…)

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She gives birth in prison at the age of 17 with the help of police officers

PONTREMOLI (Massa Carrara) – She gave birth in prison, at the age of 17, helped by police officers who became obstetricians. And everything went well: the girl is fine, the newborn – a girl weighing no less than 3 kilos and 200 grams – as well. A beautiful story, with a happy ending, within the walls of the Women’s Penal Institute of Pontremoli, a village in the province of Massa Carrara, in Italy, which mainly young female prisoners of foreign origin. (more…)

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What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far-away Texas […] (more…)

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What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far away Texas has initiated an online petition calling for the ouster of these “pretenders”. (more…)

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Canada shows solidarity with victims of the outbreak of violence in Colombia

Photo: Alex Usquiano (http://alexusquiano.com)

The Canadian government, the Colombian community in Canada and human rights organizations condemned the violence in Colombia, “including the disproportionate use of force by the security forces”, after at least 39 people were killed and close to a thousand injuries during the protests in recent weeks. (more…)

English News Updates

Dying With Dignity:
Bill C-7 received Royal Assent

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian OTTAWA – After months of parliamentary debate, Canadians without a reasonably foreseeable death are now eligible to apply for medical assistance in dying (MAID). (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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Trouble with the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Spring is just days away. The weather is improving, Covid-19 restrictions are slowly easing and more people are moving about. But the focus remains the race between vaccinations and variants of concern.

Since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Canada has received more than 3.9 million doses of vaccines, according to the Covid-19 Vaccination Tracker Canada. Of the supply available, Canada has administered more than 2.9 million doses. (more…)

Education Matters English News Updates

Hate campaign: Corriere stands with the children

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Ten clicks. That’s all it takes after entering the Toronto Catholic District School Board (www.tcdsb.org) website to get to the Youthline website (www.youthline.ca) and to autostraddle.com, a web portal billing itself as an internet site with “news, entertainment, opinions, community and Girl-on-Girl culture”. (more…)

English Interviews

Italian sculptures
in North America
with the art of Marcello Giorgi

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian PIETRASANTA – His roots lie in the land of artists, where the mountains are made of marble and the plain is full of sculpture workshops: Pietrasanta, the Tuscan town that also hosted Michelangelo Buonarroti. Marcello Giorgi was born there, 59 years ago. But like any great artist, he is a citizen of the world. And so he lives in Montreal, his works are scattered throughout North America (and beyond) and it is there that today he transmits his knowledge to others, especially young people, teaching in schools and holding art courses. (more…)

English Show Biz

Gaudiano wins Sanremo Giovani
with a song for his father

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian SANREMO – First verdict at the Sanremo Festival, the event dedicated to the Italian song. Luca Gaudiano (in the photo), a young singer-songwriter from Foggia, is the winner of the “Young” section: the thirty-year-old from Puglia won the final on Friday 5 March with the song “Polvere da sparo”, triumphing over the other three finalists Wrongonyou (with “Lessons in flight”), which won the Critics’ Award “Mia Martini”, Davide Shorty (with “Regina”) who was awarded the Press Office Award “Lucio Dalla” and Folcast (with “Discover yourself”). (more…)

Education Matters English

“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – In the schools I attended, this maxim was often repeated by teachers to drive home the point that we should think before we act, if for no other reason than to limit unforeseen consequences. In the political arena where I engaged to discharge my civic obligations, there were “minefields galore”. (more…)


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