The NDP candidate, defeated by the Liberal running in the Scarborough North riding, says that fear played a major role in the public’s decision. Liberal Shaun Chen won the riding, Monday night, with 48 per cent of the votes. Conservative candidate Ravinder Malhi placed second with 27 per cent, followed by NDP candidate Rathika Sitsabaiesan with 22 per cent.
t was a bittersweet feeling for NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan when she entered the Kasni Event Venue in Scarborough at Finch Avenue East and Tapscott Road packed with volunteers and supporters last night.
Removing inequalities, through measures such as long-term job training and investment in post-secondary education, is part of the solutions to reducing violence on the street, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said.
Rathika Sitsabaiesan recently appeared in the news for all the wrong reasons. Her Twitter feed was filled with 140-character-long comments on the one thing that seems to matter when it comes to young women in parliament: cleavage. Her response? “It’s a non-issue.”
When it comes to powerful, successful women, one assumes she should wear dresses that end below the knee, no heel should be higher than a couple of inches and certainly no cleavage should ever show. For a woman to be taken seriously, she must be careful how she carries herself. Especially in male-dominated careers such as politics.
Shining a spotlight on injustice, a sea of yellow t-shirts flooded Thompson Memorial Park as hundreds of Tamil Canadians walked in the third annual CTC (Canadian Tamil Congress) walk-a-thon on Sept. 18.
The TTC voted Wednesday on cuts to 41 bus routes, seven fewer than were originally facing the knife. Public consultations over the last few weeks drew various objections to the cuts originally proposed to all 48 routes.
A public transit commuter from Scarborough challenged Toronto’s mayoral candidates to come up with a better way during a public debate at the University of Toronto Tuesday night. Sarah Thomson, Rocco Rossi, George Smitherman, Joe…