PRINT - Contacto Directo - Vancouver, 22/05/2020 - EDITORIAL, p.12, Spanish
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Summary Translation: Canada took a pioneering decision in 1971: the adoption of multiculturalism as a state policy. Over 45 years later, cultural diversity is one of Canada's identity markers. "Our roots reach out to every corner of the globe. We are from far and wide and speak over 200 languages. Our national fabric is vibrant and varied, woven together by many cultures and heritages, and underlined by a core value of respect," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Like other American countries, present day Canadian society is the result of a mix of Indigenous and colonial cultures, as well as those brought by immigrants during different historical time periods.
PRINT - Goniec - Toronto, 27/05/2020 - NEWS, p. 5, Polish
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Summary Translation: No byline - Public Safety Canada and the RCMP have confirmed there are systemic sustainability challenges impacting the whole of the RCMP. The RCMP‘s costly contract policing obligations across Canada are draining resources from the force’s federal duties. Over 60 per cent of the RCMP’s budget and over 70 per cent of the force’s officers are assigned to contract policing in 153 municipalities, the three territories, and all provinces but Ontario and Quebec.
WEB - Noticias Montreal - Montreal, 26/05/2020 - NEWS, Spanish
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Summary Translation: María Gabriela Aguzzi V. - The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that many of the workers in long-term senior care homes are asylum seekers with irregular status. Therefore, many people have been advocating in recent weeks for the government to allow the asylum seekers to stay in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he is not opposed to this option, recognizing that exceptional situations require exceptional measures. Trudeau said that the federal government could find a way to regularize the status of these people. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino is already in charge of finding a way forward in accordance with what the prime minister said: "We are analyzing how we can recognize this work in order to be able to accelerate the process." Meanwhile, the Quebec government said that it expects to consider the applications of asylum seekers who work in care homes as a priority.
WEB - Dushi.ca - Markham, 24/05/2020 - NEWS, Chinese
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Summary Translation: With women bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal officials are trying to figure out how recovery efforts can help get women back to work, earning more money and securing more stable jobs. Jennifer Robson, a social policy expert from Carleton University, says temporary layoffs and reduced hours could quickly turn into permanent layoffs if businesses are ready to reopen but parents who don't have child care can't go back. Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen has been leading an internal effort to determine how federal spending on child care can be better targeted. Experts and stakeholders have told him Ottawa can help provinces and territories address the patchwork of child-care options across the country.
TV - OMNI 1 TV 8:00 PM Italian News - Toronto, 22/05/2020 - FEATURE, Italian
Summary Translation: Canadian Medical Association's Dr. Sandy Buchman has warned that more needs to be done to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus infection as the country proceeds with the gradual opening up. He said unless we take additional precautions and gather more information, we won't be prepared for a second wave. For example, we need more PPE, a better understanding of the exposure of front-line health care workers and information on whether grocery clerks or transit drivers are becoming infected because they are exposed to large numbers of people. He also said testing and contact tracing needs to improve. In addition, he pointed out that doctors and other healthcare workers experience high levels of burn-out at the best of times. A survey 1 1/2 years ago showed that 80% of doctors reported high resilience, and yet about a third of them were experiencing significant burn-out. The first wave of the COVID-19 has been likened to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919. University of Ottawa Math Professor Robert Smith said with the Spanish Flu, the second wave was 45 times larger than the first wave, and the first wave for COVID-19 looks very similar to the first wave of the Spanish Flu. Dr. Doug Manuel of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Clinical Epidemiology research program said people have a range in their optimism. When people said at first that 50-70% of people would get COVID, he didn't think that would happen because people were going to clamp down as the numbers increased. This is not destiny, it's in our hands, and we have successfully flattened the curve.
RADIO - CJMR 1320 AM Radio 7 Zycie - Mississauga, 25/05/2020 - NEWS, Polish
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Translated Summary: Tomasz Piwowarek - Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President Dr. Sandy Buchman warns that Canada is not fully prepared for a second wave of COVID-19. Dr. Sandy Buchman told the Senate's social affairs committee that Canada cannot handle a second wave of COVID-19 cases. A shortage of personal protective equipment and poor testing numbers are leaving Canadians vulnerable. British Columbia's top doctor says that a second wave of COVID-19 is inevitable in Canada.
PRINT - Hamdard Daily - Toronto, 24/05/2020 - News, p. 5, Punjabi
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Summary Translation: The Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic and Green parties are all leaning on the 75 per cent federal wage subsidy program to keep staff on amid the COVID-19 crisis, CTV News has confirmed. The Bloc Québécois, however, has not applied and does not plan on applying, it says. The party is critical of the other major political parties for accessing the aid program. The NDP filed their application on Friday, and shortly afterwards, the Liberal Party of Canada, Conservative Party of Canada and Green Party of Canada confirmed they had applied as well. Both the Conservatives and Liberals have already received funding to allow them to keep paying their employees’ salaries after seeing political donations dry up. Conservative Party spokesperson Cory Hann told CTV News that the federal party — which is in the middle of a leadership race — is also accessing the program to help supplement the wages of its staff, which between full-time and part-time include around 60 people. “Like many Canadians, organizations, and not-for-profits, COVID-19 measures are having an impact on our team, party, and operations, and we’re doing our best to adjust to this new reality. This has meant incurring unexpected expenses that ensure our staff have the ability and technology to work remotely for an extended period,” Hann said.
RADIO - East FM 102.7 - Toronto, 21/05/2020 - Analysis, Tamil
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Summary Translation: If Canadians want to avoid more pandemic-induced lockdowns, they need to do their part in keeping an expected second wave of COVID-19 infections under control by wearing masks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. As authorities prepare for a possible new surge of COVID-19 infections in the fall, key to controlling future outbreaks will be individual actions that citizens take, including wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible, Trudeau said. Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer for Canada, has recommended Canadians wear non-medical face masks in public when they aren’t sure they will be able to physically distance. Meanwhile face masks are dangerous to the health of some Canadians and problematic for some others say Dr. Tam. “Be very aware of those with different types of cognitive, intellectual disabilities, those who are hearing impaired and others,” Dr. Tam said. “Don’t assume that someone who isn’t wearing a mask or is wearing something different doesn’t have an actual reason for it,” she added. Meanwhile, Asthma Canada‘s president says that simply wearing a mask could create risk of an asthma attack.
RADIO - 1350 AM Ramz Punjabi - Brampton, 14/05/2020 - TALK SHOW, 10 mins, Punjabi
Summary: Bobby Sidhu, a guest on the show said that Peter MacKay, a Conservative leadership candidate is a big name in Nova Scotia and in Atlantic Canada. He held a number of portfolios under former prime minister Stephen Harper. When the leadership election was called, it was thought that it is going to be more like a coronation for Peter MacKay. Erin O’Toole was a veteran minister in the Harper cabinet. He has served in the Canadian army. He has also worked as a corporate lawyer. Both the candidates - MacKay and O’Toole - are considered front runners. Other leadership hopefuls, Leslyn Lewis and Derek Sloan are big names among social conservatives. Another guest, Harry Dhaliwal said that Peter MacKay is the founding member of the Conservative Party, and most people know his name. Erin O’Toole came into the picture after 2012. Lewis represents minorities. Dhaliwal said that there were 7 leadership candidates, but the fee of $300,000 has made it difficult for some candidates to qualify. However, MacKay and O’Toole are popular in our community. We do not need to tell the community members who to vote for, but candidates should talk about their plans and policies and let the community decide who they want to vote for in this leadership race. Host Harjinder Gill said that the enthusiasm about the Conservative leadership race that used to be very high in the Brampton community has been observed to be very low this time, maybe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
RADIO - CJMR 1320 Apna Punjab - Toronto, 14/05/2020 - TALK SHOW, Punjabi
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Summary Translation: Host Davinder Bains talked about the Conservative Party leadership race. Co-host Charandeep said that the deadline to become a member who is eligible to cast a ballot is May 15. He urged community members who want to vote to elect a new Conservative leader, but are still not a member of the Conservative Party they have until Friday, May 15 to obtain a membership. Charandeep shared his contact details and said that those who have any questions regarding membership may call him. Discussing the leadership candidates further, Charandeep said that Erin O’Toole is leading the race. However, he is supporting Peter MacKay to lead the Party. He said that he appreciates Andrew Scheer, but his efforts didn’t work. Bains and Charandeep urged community members to participate in the leadership vote.