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Ontario finance minister on vacation in the Caribbean Part 1- Spanish
Description: Eric Sifuentes, Silvia Alvarez - In Ontario over recent months perhaps you have seen on TV Premier Doug Ford, the Health Minister and another couple people appearing day after day saying to stay at home, maintain physical distance from each other, don't visit family, etc. There is now a tremendous scandal in the province because Finance Minister Rod Phillips, who has often shared the microphone with Ford during press conferences, which they have stopped doing at 1pm from Queen's Park, went on vacation to St. Lucia. It's his third week of vacation and it's a scandal because this occurred before the big lockdown. This happened as they told small businesses that for the good of everyone they can't open. This was a difficult decision but apparently not that difficult for the minister who went on his trip and didn't wait for another better time in the future. And magically, now that the media realized his finance minister can't be found anywhere in the province, Premier Ford then said he is very disappointed and expects the minister to return home soon. We all have the right to go on vacation when we feel like it, but during a pandemic when you're in charge of the most important portfolio (finance) after the premier's, you have to stay at home and be part of the team. You can't tell people to stay home and not to do Christmas and then you go on a trip. Rod Philips, Ontario Minister of Finance, this is a lack of respect and a blow to the people. Someone who is supposed to set an example and then does the opposite is very poorly seen. Premier Ford is either a fool, plays the fool or thinks that we are fools. Perhaps it's a combination of all three. Ford came come out and said he is very disappointed in Rod Phillips, but how could Ford not realize where the minister was the past couple weeks. Rod Phillips actually recorded his Christmas greeting from his house a few weeks prior.
RADIO - CHIN 91.9 FM Spanish - Toronto, 30/12/2020 - TALK SHOW, Spanish
Ontario finance minister on vacation in the Caribbean Part 2 - Spanish
Description: Eric Sifuentes, Luisa Moncada - While you've been stuck at home and businesses are closing, a new scandal has captured headlines across Canada's media outlets: the rather unwise vacation taken by Ontario's finance minister. He made a mistake and left a prerecorded Christmas message, trying to camouflage the situation and pretend he never went. Premier Ford knew about this and so his reaction is hypocritical and takes us for fools because now Ford is telling the minister to come back as soon as possible. Ford is only disappointed now that the media found out about it. Ford has been having virtual meetings so he would be able to see the magnificent sun in Rod Phillips' background and ask where he is, because it's definitely not in Ontario. This again proves that Ford is a liar. He should have just asked Rod Phillips to return rather than showing this false indignation because people had already been asked to stay home and close businesses. People don't deserve this additional blow. This is a reminder of the important role that media outlets play in a democracy. In addition to being hypocritical, Ford is clumsy. How could he think that people wouldn't realize? Apparently, this isn't the first time the minister has travelled, as CTV News revealed he went to Switzerland in August. If Phillips does whatever he wants, why should we pay attention to Ford?
RADIO - CHIN 91.9 FM Spanish - Toronto, 31/12/2020 - TALK SHOW, Spanish
Politicians… Fact or Fiction: Turns out we are not all in this together - Portuguese
Description: Vincent Black - If you had not heard this past weekend that our provincial Finance Minister, Rod Phillips, was asked by Premier Doug Ford to return from St. Barts in the Caribbean where he was shacked up with his wife and God knows whoever else vacationing with him over the Christmas holidays. Premier Doug Ford is also very responsible for this and should wear much of this scandal, because he knew 14 days ago that his Minister was out of the country and should have fired him at that time. Ford not reacting on this move showed many of us that there are two sets of rules… one for them and another for us. If the media had not picked up on this, Ford was just hoping that it would go away and thankful it came to the top and rightfully acknowledged. Unfortunately, Ford seems to be a weak leader with no loyalty from his ministers and no accountability. A total slap in the face to Ford and his leadership. The biggest fake was when Phillips posted video of himself at his home portraying that he was at home drinking egg knock and staying home as they have all recommended to us during the holidays. Instead, Phillips was enjoying a Caribbean vacation at the time on the French island of St. Barts. This scandal was the tipping point for this government, and it made us all look down on our leaders. We always had many doubts about our leaders, but this fraud took this to the next level where these politicians feel that they have an entitlement and will never get caught. These totals caught lies by Phillips and to a large extent with Ford, they need to be kicked out of office. A bold statement, but these shenanigans in the midst of a pandemic where people are dying and businesses are closing is totally unacceptable.
PRINT - Milenio Stadium - Toronto, 08/01/2021 - COLUMN, p. 17, English
List of political leaders who travelled abroad ignoring travel restrictions – Hindi
Description: Many federal and provincial leaders are reported to have travelled abroad during the December holidays, ignoring travel restrictions announced by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. A list of their names has been made public and they have been given show cause notices. These leaders have set a bad example by undertaking non-essential travel during a pandemic. Some of them have already resigned from their parliamentary positions.
PRINT – Hindi Abroad – Mississauga, 08/01/2021 – p. 6, Hindi
Politicians' travel and children's online education - Caribbean
Description: Mark Strong - COVID-19 numbers in Ontario were under 3,000, but had been over 3,000 over the weekend. Mayor John Tory said numbers would likely have gotten higher without the lock-down and referenced all the visiting people did over Christmas and New Year to say that we are not out of the woods yet. The host said it has been the pattern for people to bend the rules, even for the politicians. He said with some bitterness that politicians don't just bend the rules to visit family, they leave the country. MP Kamal Khera stepped down from her role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international development after travelling to Seattle to attend a small memorial service for her uncle and father. Khera had tested positive for COVID-19 back in March. MP Sameer Zuberi stepped down from his committee roles after travelling to Delaware to be with his wife's ill grandfather. Rod Phillips "jetted off to a sunny Caribbean vacation" on December 13. He is now in quarantine, and he resigned as the Province's finance minister hours after he returned from his trip. The host went on to list all the federal and provincial politicians who were caught travelling over the holidays. Meanwhile, children in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec were staying home from school for online learning. A mother said she was not going to get to work as much, which means her income would be lower. Another woman said this relies on parents to be there to support their kid being able to engage that way [online]. Another woman said with the new variant of COVID, and with people getting together for New Year's as well, two weeks off would have been safer. The host agreed but said that won't happen, for now, although it could get extended.
RADIO - G 98.7 FM Mark & Jem in the Morning - Toronto, 04/01/2021 - FEATURE, English
This is Canada’s “essential travel” requirement? - Chinese
Description: No Byline - Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said this week that in the early stage of the outbreak, Canada took five months to bring the number of confirmed cases to 500,000. However, since December, there have been 100,000 new cases in just two weeks, an increase compared to the initial period of the pandemic. Tam also predicted that Canada would enter a very difficult time in the next few months. Unless the transmission can be cut off, new cases will accumulate at an unprecedented rate. On the other hand, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also changed his usual gentle image to a firmer image, saying he is very disappointed with some Canadians for engaging in non-essential travel. But Canada's definition of "essential travel" has been very vague. What is deemed essential? Just recently, the federal government finally gave a definite answer. According to Global Affairs Canada, travel decisions are entirely personal responsibility.
WEB - Van People (Daily7) - Vancouver, 09/01/2021 - ARTICLE, 1 page web, 2nd, Chinese
Avinashi shared his experience of getting a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - Punjabi
Description: Zee TV discussed the COVID-19 vaccines with South Asia Health Institute Physician Dr. Arun Garg and long-term care physician Dr. Ramesh Avinashi, who has been vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Dr. Avinashi said the vaccine is new and he was one of the first to be vaccinated because he works with nursing home patients. He said the vaccination is like a mosquito bite. He had no side effects. The anchor said Canada has received the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine and asked who would get it first. Dr. Garg said the government has a specific protocol based on a risk assessment. Front-line workers in long-term care and critical care are first. Older individuals and other health care workers are next, and then the general public. The list is available online. The anchor asked about other side effects. Avinashi said any medicine can have side effects. Both vaccines contain polyethylene glycol (PEG), which can cause allergic reactions. People have to wait 15-20 minutes on the premises after the vaccine, in case of an allergic reaction. The anchor asked how long the immunity will last. Dr. Avinashi said this is unknown, though they are hoping for six months to a year at least. The anchor asked about people who miss the second dose of the vaccine. Dr. Garg said to be 95% effective, two doses at least two weeks apart are needed. However, even just the first vaccination gives pretty good immunity. It takes about two to four weeks for the body to activate the immunity.
TV - Zee TV Canada - BC Round Up - Vancouver, 03/01/2021 - FEATURE, Punjabi
New study shows cultural safety differences affect perception of palliative care in South Asian populations - South Asian English
Description: No byline - A recent study from McMaster and William Osler Health System (Osler) examined awareness of palliative care in the South Asian community and found that culture plays a critical role in the perception of palliative care. This perception, in turn, affects whether or not patients will be open to receiving it. Funded by a McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine, Pilot Research Project Funding Grant, the observational study is one of the few person-centered palliative care studies focused on the South Asian community outside India. The research also indicates that immigrants of South Asian origin are at a higher risk of aggressive end-of-life care that is often contrary to their wishes. There is a strong likelihood that perceptions of palliative care within the South Asian populations are contributing to this. The study was conducted out of Brampton Civic Hospital, where the surrounding community per capita population of South Asian immigrants and people of South Asian descent is seventy per cent.
PRINT - MidWeek - Mississauga, 05/01/2021 - NEWS, English
Families selected in the lottery can sponsor their parents to immigrate to Canada - Chinese
Description: Fang Hua - The Canadian immigration department's Parent and Grandparent immigration lottery has concluded, and the immigration department has started to send out invitations to the selected families. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino believes the lottery method, despite having flaws, is the most equitable way of administering the program until a better method can be found. Critics of the lottery system have pointed out a number of ways to improve the program, for example by including the length of time the applicant has lived in Canada, how many years they've applied, the financial situation of the parents and grandparents who are being sponsored to come to Canada, humanitarian factors, among others. Internet user 'Jack T' thinks that now that China is wealthy, many seniors don't want to come to Canada anymore, because it's like sitting in jail. This person thinks that Canada is no longer a haven for seniors, especially after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Internet user 'HDPlayer' wrote: "None of these sponsored immigrants don't end up getting Canadian benefits, and this is a loophole that should be filled. Otherwise, it would just be a temporary relief to address the aging population through immigration, because every time a young person moves here, two older people will come along. Sometimes young couples even bring over four seniors. How could they give birth to four children? There would only be more and more seniors."
WEB - 51.ca - Toronto, 07/01/2021 - COMMENTARY, Chinese
The politics of vaccines - Portuguese
Description: Manuel DaCosta - Canada has engaged army generals to carry out what is being called the most complex population engagement since World War II. That’s quite a claim given the planning and implementation it took to defeat the Nazis. Some political posturing may be at play, but the engagement of soldiers to carry out the distribution of the vaccine creates more psychological comfort to people as it creates an impression that populations are being protected. The bottom line remains that until arms are pricked with a needle and the vaccine takes effect, there will not be an alleviation of fear in the population. Canada has announced that we are getting 200,000 doses in December, but we have to assume that the supply for the entire country may take as long as a year to distribute and inoculate all its citizens. Although statements have been vague about who should be vaccinated first, the consensus appears to be that retirement homes, chronic care and long-term facilities should be the first, followed by Canadians over 80. Vaccines provide immunity to a disease. What it doesn’t provide is protection against the absurdity of those who choose to ignore the rules and medical recommendations. Anti-vaxxers and others who refuse to be vaccinated should not have the protection of our medical system. Their insanity will endanger the course being carved by those who choose to protect society. Therefore, they do not deserve the protection afforded to those who sacrifice their lives and financial assets to immunize the world against Covid.
PRINT - Milenio Stadium - Toronto, 11/12/2020 - EDITORIAL, Portuguese
Ottawa gets vaccine before Peel Region - Punjabi
Description: Peel Region is the biggest COVID hotspot in Canada, but it is not among the first places to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Instead, Toronto and Ottawa are first to get the vaccine. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said the pandemic in Peel is like a leak in a ship and they need to plug that leak. He hopes that help is on the way where it is needed most. Ottawa is not even in a lockdown, and they had been assured that the areas that were most affected by the pandemic would get the vaccine first. If this is not corrected, it will ring of favouritism rather than decisions based on public health data. The reporter said Peel Region has 198 cases per 100,000 residents, Toronto has 116, and Ottawa has 29. Infection control epidemiologist Dr. Colin Furness said the bigger question is why Peel has not gotten resources, why they have not gotten funding and why there has not been surveillance testing. He wondered why they have been left to the terrible predicament they are in. It seems to be the continuation of a strategy, or lack of strategy, by which Peel has just been ignored.
TV - OMNI TV Focus Punjabi - Toronto, 14/12/2020 - FEATURE, Punjabi
Vaccination requirements vs. personal freedoms - Italian
Description: While the COVID-19 vaccine will not be mandatory, employers may require their employees to get vaccinated. This may create a conflict between civic responsibility and personal freedom. Lawyer Sarah Coderre said many employers are considering making the vaccine mandatory for their employees. If there is no public health order with respect to vaccines, some employers will try to put in their own vaccination policy. This makes sense for some employers to keep their workplaces safe, but it may not be necessary for all employers, especially when employees can continue to work from home. Coderre said if an employee is dealing with vulnerable populations or a lot of people, like in schools, an employer could reasonably request vaccination. For employees at a call centre who can work from home, it may not be something an employer can enforce. Alberta has highlighted that vaccination will not be mandatory. Coderre said if the government makes vaccination mandatory and the employer is just enforcing it, an employee failing to get the vaccination could lose their job. The movement against the COVID-19 vaccine is growing. There is a need to fight disinformation, because indecision can prolong the pandemic. Coderre said the right to assemble and protest could be set aside for the anti-mask movement if the government decides it is essential to prevent people from clumping together in groups of more than 10 outside.
TV - OMNI 1 TV 8:00 PM Italian News - Toronto, 14/12/2020 - FEATURE, Italian
Second stage of COVID-19 vaccination should target those most likely to spread the virus, say some experts - Tamil
Description: When it comes to the first stage of administering the vaccine for COVID-19, particularly when it's in short supply, there appears to be a consensus that policymakers should attempt to limit deaths and target the most vulnerable. But some researchers suggest that by the second stage, once more vaccine is available, that strategy should change to trying to prevent the spread. For stage 2 of the vaccination rollout, Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommended that recipients include: health-care workers not included in the initial rollout, residents and staff of all other congregate settings such as living quarters for migrant workers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and essential workers, including police, firefighters and those in food production.
RADIO - East FM 102.7 - Toronto, 14/12/2020 - News, Tamil
Health Canada authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine - Chinese
Description: Chauncey Jung - Canada reached a critical milestone in its fight against COVID-19 with the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine thanks to advances in science and technology, and an unprecedented level of global cooperation. Health Canada received Pfizer's submission on October 9, 2020 and after a thorough, independent review of the evidence, it has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine meets the Department's stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements for use in Canada. The vaccine was authorized under Health Canada's Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19. This process allowed Health Canada to assess information submitted by the manufacturer as it became available during the product development process, while maintaining Canada's high standards. Internet user 'griff' wrote: "No vaccine is absolutely safe and effective. Novavax has performed well recently, but it would take several months before the third phase is completed." Internet user 'Re Xin Chang' wrote: "There have already been news reports saying that people must get a second dose of the vaccine, otherwise the efficacy would be less than 50%. Also, the vaccine is by no means effective for everyone, only 89% of Asians have antibodies. The sequelae cannot be determined. If there are sequelae or death, can one seek compensation from the country?"
WEB - 51.ca - Toronto, 10/12/2020 - COMMENTARY, Chinese
Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force - Punjabi
Description: The Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force was formed to raise awareness about COVID-19 in different languages and population groups. Naseeha Mental Health Social Worker Rufaida Mohammed said the Muslim COVID Task Force is comprised of medical experts, religious leaders and community organizations that have held a series of meetings to discuss these unprecedented times. She said there are a lot of implications for health that affect all Canadians, so it was particularly necessary for this task force to pull community members together. President of the Muslim Medical Association of Canada Dr. Aleem Hussain said young and old, every age group has WhatsApp and Facebook and some of the other social media platforms. Unfortunately, there is a lot of disinformation out there. We can't wish it away, so we have to make sure there is sound information coming from a reliable source. The Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force spread information over social media, a website and infographics on, for example, proper mask wearing and hand hygiene. In particular, the infographic showed how to wear a mask properly with different styles of Hijab. Dr. Hussain said it was helpful that the task force has many organizations that have great respect in the community. They bring prominence to the organizations, and people recognize that the messages coming out are supported by these well-established organizations. The task force was looking for volunteers. They have Health, Spiritual, Community, Communications, Advocacy & Outreach and Knowledge Translation committees and want to improve public health messaging, identify community concerns and advocate with decision-makers. One of their messages addressed how to tell others if one tests positive without shame or guilt. The task force is local, regional and national. Hussain asked viewers to find their information on social media and share the graphics and information.
TV - OMNI TV Focus Punjabi - Toronto, 10/12/2020 - FEATURE, Punjabi
Joe Biden’s presidential victory and possible effects in Canada - Sri Lankan
Description: Raymond Rajabalan - Once Joe Biden is officially sworn in as the next president of the United States in January, we may expect various political and economic effects to take place in Canada. Donald Trump made wide-ranging changes to US immigration policy that had an effect on the flow of people to Canada, including a surge in asylum seekers who crossed irregularly into this country due to a loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement. Canada has been trying to renegotiate that deal and might find a more willing partner in Biden – or the flow might dry up. Trump’s move to make it more difficult for people from certain countries to enter the US and for people to obtain skilled worker visas also saw a jump in immigration to Canada. Biden may reverse those changes, and there could be a subsequent “brain drain” from here.
PRINT - Monsoon Journal - Toronto, 11/12/2020 - Article, English
Immigration consultant talks about the possible impact of farmers’ agitation in India on Canadian immigration - Punjabi
Description: Harjinder Thind - The host spoke to immigration consultant Aman Khaira. Khaira said that the Indian government’s treatment of protesting farmers can have an impact on Canadian immigration. He added that for asylum, people need to prove that they do not have state protection in their own country. He gave the example of how the Canadian government opened its door for people from Hong Kong. Khaira said that due to an increase in the number of asylum claims, it now takes 5-6 years for claims to be processed. He added that the Indian government’s laws are such that, if an asylum claim is rejected in Canada, the applicant will be unable to return to India because the Indian government refuses to issue a passport in that case. Khaira said that people are still being deported from Canada to India, but he said that those people who will be affected by the ongoing protests should make this evident in their pre-removal risk assessment. Khaira also answered questions about spousal applications.
RADIO - Red FM 93.1 Punjabi Morning - Vancouver, 09/12/2020 - INTERVIEW, Punjabi
Chinese international students complain: graduating means unemployment - Chinese
Description: wenba-ca - Recently, many Toronto Chinese international students went on a forum and shared the challenges they anticipate to face after graduation. Some even openly requested help from others. One graduate said: “I graduated from U of T in summer 2020, but was unable to find a job for half a year. I have tried everything and no longer have my hopes up.” Another Chinese student who is a finance graduate said: “I have visited the career centre at my university numerous times, sent out multiple resumes, and attempted to network with people on Linkedin. It was very awkward and did not result in anything. If this continues, my resume will have a huge gap, and it will make it even harder for me to find a job later on. I am ashamed to return home to China to see my parents.” As of recently, 16,000 international students have petitioned for an extension to the post-graduate work permit (PGWP), and IRCC has finally promised to make adjustments. According to CIC News, Canadian immigration minister Marco Mendicino recently responded to the question about the extension of the PGWP. Mendicino promised: “No international students will be deported from Canada because of their work permits expiring. They will be allowed to restore status after their permit expires.”
WEB - Vansky - Vancouver, 10/12/2020 - ARTICLE, Chinese
Canada in global immigration - Tamil
Description: Sami Appathurai - Canada has about 100,000 illegal immigrants at present. This is just a fraction compared to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in US. Before President Trump started deporting undocumented immigrants, the number was 13 million. Canada did not agree with the expectation of the US administration on deporting/closing doors for refugees, especially from Islamic countries. With Trump's deportation of undocumented immigrants, the headache began for Canada as many of those ordered to leave the US began entering Canada. This trend will continue in 2021 under the Biden administration. 49% of Canadians say that attention should be paid to undocumented immigrants entering from the US. Most of the undocumented immigrants entering Canada come from the US.
PRINT - Canada Ulahathamilar - Toronto, 14/12/2020 - ARTICLE, Tamil
Why choose to immigrate to Canada? - Farsi
Description: Why is Canada, with long, very cold winters and high taxes in addition to the high cost of living, still an attractive country to emigrate to among immigrants from other countries? During Canadian summers, autumns and springs, the country is breathtakingly beautiful. From high mountains, majestic landscapes, diverse wildlife, over two million lakes and 300 billion trees, there is plenty to explore in the second-largest country in the world. Provincial governments typically guarantee just two weeks of paid vacation time every year. In addition to paid leave, employees in Canada are entitled to just five personal days, which are usually used for illness or emergencies. Only two countries offer less than Canada in terms of paid leave: Japan and the United States.
WEB - icpimmigration - Montreal, 09/12/2020 - ARTICLE, Farsi
Please see below for our latest complimentary translated summaries of coverage from a selection of ethnic media outlets across Canada. This release features Canadian ethnic and multilingual media reactions to the November 3rd US election.
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What is the impact of Joe Biden's election on Canada? - Spanish
Description: Silvia Mendez, Fabian Merlo - The head of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election campaign was also the head of Joe Biden's campaign in the US. Joe Biden has promised to include the US in the climate change agreement again. Canada has been one of the main promoters of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Joe Biden said the US relationship with Canada needs be like eggs and ham, whereby you can't have one without the other. It's expected that Trudeau and Biden will have a much better relationship than Trudeau did with Trump. Radio host Silvia Mendez said for those of us who eat from this menu, in recent years we have learned it's not advisable to put all your eggs in one basket. Therefore, even if Canada-US relations are closer, hopefully we have learned not to put all our eggs in this basket, despite Joe Biden says. In terms of the influx of people crossing irregularly to Canada from the US, it's likely that the Safe Third Country Agreement will remain in place. Silvia Mendez noted that we need to be cautious with the topic of immigration in both Canada and Latin America. On another topic, it's expected that Biden's victory will put wind in the sails of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
RADIO - CHIN 91.9 FM Spanish - Toronto, 09/11/2020 - TALK SHOW, Spanish
As Biden wins election, Canada will welcome unprecedented waves of low immigration requirements - Chinese
Description: no byline - Democrat Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th US President, and mainstream media sources around the world are all announcing his victory! Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his congratulations to Biden via Twitter this morning. Although it is not clear what kind of policy changes Biden will make once he comes to power, it is almost certain that America’s policy changes for Chinese international students will be much better than what would have happened if Trump was re-elected. During the pandemic, the Trump government implemented waves of immigration restrictions, causing countless international students and foreign technical talents to turn their focus to Canada since Canada offers better immigration policies. Once Biden takes office, the United States’ immigration situation is bound to reverse – this means those foreign talents may not come to Canada after all. Therefore, we can infer that Canada’s immigration requirements are bound to decline in the next few years. The logic is relatively simple – Trump’s international students and immigration ban had prevented a substantial number of skilled talents from staying in United States, and these talents competed with us for Canada’s immigration quotas. Once Biden’s policies take effect, applicants who originally intended to come to Canada will regain their opportunity to continue working and studying in the United States. This means the competition for immigrating to Canada will decrease while immigration quotas have increased for 2021, 2022 and 2023, according to Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino’s announcement last week. If the Canadian government wants to meet these new immigration goals, the immigration requirements are bound to drop! Therefore, Biden’s victory is undoubtedly good news for Canada’s international students and oversea applicants.
WEB - superlife.ca - North York, 08/11/2020 - COMMENTARY, Chinese
The U.S. election. and the Meng Wanzhou case - Chinese
Description: Liang Ying An, Wu Rui Zhen - Current affairs commentator Wu Rui Zhen accepted an interview with Sing Tao A1 Chinese Radio to discuss the U.S. election and Canada-China relations. Wu talked about the U.S. election and the Meng Wanzhou case. Wu said: "I believe a lot of evidence shows, and a lot former Liberal leaders feel, the Meng Wanzhou extradition case was a political case since the beginning. Trump wanted to suppress China, and used Huawei as a bargaining chip. If this political setup was his doing, then there's no way he would allow the U.S. to stop pursuing this matter. If Biden takes office, since this political setup was not his doing, if he feels that he doesn't need to use Huawei or Meng Wanzhou to suppress China, then he can talk with Canada to seek a proper resolution in the judicial process. This may change relations between China, the U.S. and Canada." https://dushi.singtao.ca/toronto/财经-分类/财经要闻/白宫之争如何影响加拿大处理软木争议与孟晚舟案/
WEB - Dushi.ca - Markham, 05/11/2020 - NEWS, Chinese
Canada-U.S. trade relations expected to be improved further with Biden - Punjabi
Description: Host Jas Taggar welcomed the U.S election results that saw Joe Biden becoming the next president of the country. She said that the U.S and Canada have strong trade relations. She hoped that with the arrival of Biden trade relations between the two countries will be improved further and new policies will be developed. A caller said that whenever a Democrat becomes the president of the U.S, they pay special attention to Canada and India. The caller welcomed Kamala Harris, who has an Indian origin and has been elected to become vice president of the U.S. The caller also said that Democrats have pro-immigration policies. Many other callers welcomed the new president and hoped for better policies for Canada and India.
RADIO - Guntas Radio on CIAO 530 AM - Toronto, 09/11/2020 - COMMENTARY+ PHONE IN, Punjabi
Biden may adopt Trudeau's policies - Punjabi
Description: It is being said that the new U.S. President Joe Biden will try to follow Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in many policies. Biden said that he will work towards immigration of those who are not on a permanent status in the U.S. Biden will abolish former president Donald Trump’s policies that are not in favor of people in America. Host Amandeep Benipal said that nearly 400,000 -500,000 people from Punjab are yet to get a permanent status in the U.S. A caller said that power shift in the U.S. will bring changes to all over the world including in India.
RADIO - CIAO 530 AM Morning Awaz with Aman Deep - Toronto, 09/11/2020 - COMMENTARY, Punjabi
A positivity is being felt with Biden’s victory - Punjabi
Description: Navraj Grewal - Finally, Joe Biden has been announced as the U.S. president-elect, even though Donald Trump hasn’t accepted his defeat yet. However, people in the US and Canada are happy with Biden’s victory. Trump’s relations with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were not very good. Trudeau congratulated Biden on his victory. Both the leaders shared their priorities with a focus on the fight against the pandemic and climate change. A sense of positivity is being felt with Biden’s victory. Indians and Canadians are trying to link themselves with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, whose mother is Indian and who studied in Montreal. Trump may face probe against tax payment and other issues.
RADIO - CJMR 1320 Apna Punjab - Toronto, 09/11/2020 - COMMENTARY, Punjabi
Canada breathes a sigh of relief at Biden’s victory - Korean
Description: No byline - Canada breathes a sigh of relief at Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, because the Canada-U.S. relationship has been tragic through Trump’s turbulent term. Trump sometimes even threw insults or threats Canada’s way. Here are some things Biden’s victory means for Canadians. First, the Canada-U.S. border restrictions could ease. Second, it could be the end of the Keystone XL pipeline. Third, Biden’s trade policy wouldn’t be much different from Trump’s as Biden is a fan of “buy American” policy. Fourth, fears of the rise of Trumpism in Canadian politics will ease. Fifth, revitalized multinational institutions will allow Canada to thrive again in the world. Sixth, Biden’s climate and environmental policies and commitment to green energy offer the prospect of a better shared environment.
PRINT - The Korea Daily - Vancouver, 08/11/2020 - NEWS, 1 page, Korean