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  • You don't have to be a Muslim to understand Ramadan Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    July 24, 2013

    Two weeks ago, Muslims around the world celebrated the beginning of Ramadan, a month in the Islamic lunar calendar, which "shifts" eleven days earlier each year with respect to the Gregorian solar calendar.

  • Egypt's June 30: A popular uprising or a military coup?Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    July 9, 2013

    I am one of those millions of Egyptians who strongly believe that the youth-led movement Tamarrod (Rebel), that was calling peacefully, for weeks for an early presidential election, is not a military coup but a popular uprising. After Mohamed Morsi stubbornly refused citizen' reasonable demands, the army stepped in to preserve order. It is a classic legitimate step in the spirit of the true meaning of democracy and will be taught in political science classes the world over.

  • Harper PigsThe Canadian Charger
    July 4, 2013

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  • International Experience Canada (IEC): Opportunities Abroad for Students and Youth.Edward C. Corrigan
    July 3, 2013

    In 1967 the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), the Department of Employment and Immigration (predecessor of CIC and HRSDC) and the Secretary of State (predecessor of Canadian Heritage), and the Cabinet approved the creation of an international travel and exchange program. Since 1986, DFAIT has had the federal responsibility of managing the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.

  • Hope for Ontario welfare?Reuel S. Amdur
    July 3, 2013

    The shift in the premiership of Ontario from Dalton McGuinty to Kathleen Wynne provides reason for cautious optimism on the welfare front.

  • Where is Palestine?Reuel S. Amdur
    July 3, 2013

    On May 15, the blog "Window into Palestine" carried a story about a Palestinian-Canadian who found a strange government form on the internet. The Canadian Adult Simplified Renewal Passport Application asked place of birth, and the answer was to be chosen from a drop-down menu. For Palestinians born in the West Bank, the entry was "West Bank of Jordan-Jordan."

  • Baird complicit in land theft?Reuel S. Amdur
    July 3, 2013

    Was John Baird's meeting with Israeli cabinet member Tzipi Livni in East Jerusalem on April 9 just a simple mistake? Thomas Woodley, president of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, does not think so.

  • Distinguished Arab Canadians FetedReuel S. Amdur
    July 3, 2013

    Algerian Ambassador Smail Benamara played a central role in the organizing of the Arab Ambassadors' Awards Gala Dinner on June 17, to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding Arab Canadians. It was an event carried out almost without any note of controversy-but more about that later.

  • Toronto cuts programs for students living in poverty Scott Stockdale
    July 2, 2013

    Since 1998, the Ontario government has provided funding so school boards across Ontario can offer programs and support for students from low-income families - the Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG). But Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities, according to Lesley Johnston, Policy and Research Analyst at Social Planning Toronto.

  • Muslims participate more in Canadian politicsThe Canadian Charger
    July 1, 2013

    In sharp contrast to the ubiquitous media image of alienated Muslims - young Muslims in particular - a lot more people from the Muslim community have been running for political office or encouraging and supporting others in their community to run for office, according to Dr. Kathy Bullock, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

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