“I don’t think politics in Canada takes into account the voice of immigrants,” Daniela Rodriguez, an international student from Colombia, said about the June 2 Ontario election. Rodriguez, 25, currently resides in Scarborough and studies…
Perhaps the time has come to shift the onus from becoming a Canadian to being a Canadian.
It was an exciting morning at the Cooper Koo YMCA in the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village. Not only did it mark the start of the 100-day countdown to the Pan Am Games, but 99 new Canadians from 58 different countries took the oath of citizenship in a special ceremony. Observer TV News’ Suzanna Dutt reports.
The Mennonite New Life Centre is offering free classes to help immigrants preparing for their Citizenship Test.
On a day when 60 people – originally from 29 different countries – officially became Canadian citizens, the atmosphere at the Toronto Reference Library was generally upbeat. For 27-year-old Elio Ramirez, however, becoming a citizen is bittersweet.
Out of 15 candidates, the race for Ward 27 came down to a tight finish between Kristyn Wong-Tam and Ken Chan, with Wong-Tam coming out on top by a few hundred votes. Chan, a former…