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MONTREAL: Air Canada said on Friday that it plans to increase its new Toronto-Delhi non-stop service from four times weekly to daily service beginning October 30, 2016. Air Canada’s new non-stop service between Toronto and Delhi, set to be launched November 1, 2015, with four weekly flights, is the airline’s first route to be […]

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By Gerald V. Paul This year’s $400-million Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is on track to be bigger and better than ever with more than one million visitors expected, Ontario Minister…

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When Cantor Bernard Wladowsky was lured to Toronto from Chicago in March 1912 to begin singing in Goel Tzedec Congregation’s monumental new...

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Bollywood actress Celina Jailtey (in red shoes) was the international grand marshal at the Toronto Pride 2015 parade on June 28. Thousands of people, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor

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By Gerald V. Paul Dr. Akua Benjamin, a social justice activist and Ryerson University professor who “woke up in tears” over the racial and terrorist killing of nine Blacks in…

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After its sold-out 2014 run of Eugene Onegin last June in Toronto, the esteemed Vakhtangov Academic Theatre of Russia returns with a new theatrical spectacle, Smile at Us, Oh Lord, an inspiring universal parable about the basic good in every human being. It runs Tuesday June 16 and Wednesday June 17 for two shows only at the historic Elgin Theatre, presented by Show One […]

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Highlights: Full coverage of Toronto's decision to end its discriminatory "carding" practice + Naked tourists blamed for an earthquake + Celebrating black achievement + Selfies, more than just narcissism + A voice for Jamaica's diaspora + much more 


 

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Did you hear the big news? Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the end of "carding" this past weekend, but community activists like Knia Singh still worry their hopes for racial equality aren't reaching the city's leaders.
 

"If we stop carding, it gives a signal that racial profiling is not accepted. What’s next is police accountability."

“Does racial profiling actually exist?” NCM production editor Priya Ramanujam has seen the effects of racial profiling firsthand, and she writes how Toronto needs to do more than just end discriminatory "carding" practices to solve the city's racial woes.

 

Has Toronto's police chief spoiled his relationship with the black community? With police leadership reaffirming their support for "carding," NCM contributor Patrick Hunter anticipates continued friction with Toronto's black residents
A testament to resiliency. That's how writer Michael Baxter describes the Black Canadian Awards, held this past weekend in Toronto. As the "carding" controversy and police brutality continue to grab headlines, Baxter argues for the need to celebrate black excellence.  

Avert your eyes! Two Canadian climbers are among the tourists accused of climbing a sacred Malaysian mountain-- and stripping naked for a photo shoot. Indigenous leaders and Malaysian officials are blaming the tourists' actions for causing a deadly earthquake a week later. NCM correspondent Lin Abdul Rahman breaks down the cultural implications.

 

In Ontario, there are 15,000 doctors who earned medical degrees abroad before immigrating to Canada. But rather than finding a land of opportunity, they face the "near impossibility" of ever practicing medicine. Find out how one doctor tackled the odds. 
Now comes the reckoning, warns Policy editor L. Ian MacDonald. A $21 million campaign to investigate Senate expenses only surfaced $975,600 in misspent funds. The auditor-general in charge of the investigation now faces scrutiny of his own-- as well as a pack of angry senators. 
 

"The disproportionate targeting, the racial profiling, will persist. The only difference is that it won’t be documented."

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Pit stop! As part of his European tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped by Poland on Tuesday to discuss regional security, in light of Russia's "persistent aggression in Ukraine."

He also paid his respects to Canadian soldiers, past and present, who served in Poland. This included an overnight visit aboard a Canadian frigate, the HMCS Fredericton.
        
Violence has ravaged Burundi ever since its current president announced that he would seek a third term in this year's elections. How has Canada reacted? By issuing deportation notices to over 650 would-be refugees, according to La Presse. 

A new voice for Jamaica's diaspora? Jamaicans living abroad, in Canada and elsewhere, will return home next week tofight for their own seat in Jamaica's parliament. They argue they have a right to participate in the country's democratic process, just like any other citizen.

 

The Lebanese foreign minister praised the Lebanese-Canadian community on Sunday, calling it a "model" for other Lebanese groups worldwide. But he did have harsh words about the "shortage" of resources available to the Lebanese diaspora in North America. 
 

"When Irish people go away, they bring their issues with them as baggage."

Loneliness, isolation and even depression are increasing problems for the Irish diaspora, according to speakers at the Global Irish Civic Forum. One Irish immigration expert from Toronto warned that "serious financial problems" awaited Irish immigrants who arrived abroad unprepared.
Approximately one million Canadians belong to the Polish diaspora, which includes 20 million people worldwide. A first-of-its-kind museum opened last month in Poland to commemorate that mass migration and its impact on the world.

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Fewer immigrants for Canada? There was a record-high number of new Canadian citizens in 2014, but strangely, the number of citizenship applications took a dive during that very same year. 

More women in the military means less sexual assault, according to one report. But the Canadian Armed Forces may reduce the number of women targeted for recruitment. Currently, the military must work towards filling a quarter of its ranks with women, but Chief of Defence Tom Lawson calls the target demographics "unrealistic."  
 

"The under-representation of women in the armed forces... should remain a source of concern for the CAF."

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The selfie... as art?! Thirteen Iranian-born artists are attempting to redefine the selfie, in a new exhibition at Montreal's Galerie Mekic. With camera and brush, pencil and collage, they're hoping to push the selfie past the realm of narcissism, into deeper, more introspective territory. 

Wanna catch a documentary? If you're in Toronto, you're in luck! Head over to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on June 21 to catch a series of films that explore the changing role of Armenians in Turkish society. Four diverse filmmakers tackle "group identity, collective memory, and the unshakeable weight of history." 
 

Just in time for the Philippines' Independence Day, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto is holding a special art exhibition. Entitled "In Our Hometown," the exhibit will feature work by the renowned artist Manuel Baldemor, whose clients include the United Nations. Check it out between June 15-19.


With that, have a great weekend and don’t forget to look up the next edition of NCM NewsFeed every Friday!

Publisher’s Note: This NewsFeed was compiled with input from our Newsroom Editors and regular columnist, Andrew Griffith. We welcome your feedback.

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