Heart disease and politics

By Admin 13.08.2015

Another study has been published reminding us that the rate of heart disease is significantly high among people of African ancestry living in Canada. The Canadian Community Health Survey looked at cardiovascular health as measured in terms of ethnicity and found that the rate of increase in cardiovascular disease has risen faster over the past 10 years than in prior decades, in particular among Black women and South Asian males. It also pointed to tremendous increase in obesity rates among Black and Chinese males.

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Watch for election spin

By Admin 05.08.2015

Voters have to guard against becoming distracted by the priorities of the political insiders and instead make it a priority to hold those working to get elected or re-elected accountable on matters significantly affecting this country on a daily basis, such as the state of the economy.

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Federal election campaign begins

By Patrick Hunter 05.08.2015

“As it is my intention to begin campaign-related activities, as it is also the case for the other party leaders, it is important that these campaigns be funded by the parties themselves rather than taxpayers.”

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Can the ‘c’ in carding stand for community and courage?

By Lennox Farrell 28.05.2015

By LENNOX FARRELL A columnist for Share newspaper, Patrick Hunter, recently wrote an article in which he described, and I paraphrase, “carding as a possible distraction away from the many other issues which face Black Toronto”. He’s correct. I’d myself …

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Top C’dn wrestler calls it a career

OHENEWA AKUFFO
By Admin 25.03.2015

With the Pan Am Games just months away in her home country, freestyle wrestler, Ohenewa Akuffo, hoped her aging body would withstand the rigorous training and preparation for one more international competition.

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Time to decide on Harper

By Admin 18.03.2015

Aside from taking to the streets in protest, there is little the general public seems able to do between now and the fall federal elections to stop the Stephen Harper government from steamrolling through whatever bills it has left that will continue to change Canada into the right-wing conservative model this administration envisions for this country.

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21st century human trafficking in Canada?

By Lennox Farrell 18.03.2015

By LENNOX FARRELL The topic of human trafficking seems out of sync in a post-modern country and society as Canada and Canadians. But you be the judge; hopefully, also a consequent activist against this, a scourge on humanity from time …

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Celebrating 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag

By Admin 18.02.2015

By TOM GODFREY I have a Canadian flag hanging outside my home that I am proud of.   It was installed more than 10 years ago to recognize several of my friends who were at the time fighting overseas with …

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The bad smell coming from Ottawa

By Patrick Hunter 18.02.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “I believe, and I think most Canadians believe, that it is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family.   “This …

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