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Chrystia Freeland is deputy PM; 4 South Asians in cabinet

TORONTO MP Chrystia Freeland will be deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government. Freeland and the other ministers were sworn at Rideau Hall with Governor General Julie Payette. The South Asian ministers: Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South, B.C.) remains Minister of National Defence Anita Anand (Oakville, Ontario) becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement Navdeep Bains (Mississauga–Malton, ... Read More »

BC: NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, & Liberals Harjit Sajjan, Sukh Dhaliwal, Randeep Sarai, Hedy Fry win

FIVE South Asians won in B.C. BESIDES NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, four Liberals – Harjeet Sajjan, Sukh Dhaliwal, Randeep Sarai and Hedy Fry – were re-elected in B.C., while Liberal candidate Jati Sidhu lost to Conservative candidate Brad Vis in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon. Jagmeet won from Burnaby South, beating Jay Shin of the Conservatives and Neelam Brar of the Liberals. Results: BURNABY SOUTH ... Read More »

“Our country, and our world, has been pushed to the tipping point” : NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in an interview with Desi Today

Jagmeet Singh on Montreal man who asked Singh to remove his turban: “These instances have been challenges, they have also been opportunities to show people who I really am – a proud Canadian – and what I really stand for: equality, justice, inclusion, and peace.” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and the candidates are all set for the Federal Elections 2019 ... Read More »

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh unveils plan to help prevent gang crime

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday unveiled his plan today to tackle rising organized crime in B.C. and keep kids out of gangs, saying that he would take action where Liberals have refused to act. “People in Surrey are worried about the future for their kids, but instead of listening, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals chose to spend $4.5 billion of your money ... Read More »

Scheer announces four-point plan to make home ownership more affordable

CONSERVATIVE Leader Andrew Scheer on Monday announced that a new Conservative government would introduce four new measures to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to buy a home. “With his poor judgement and tax hikes, [Liberal Leader] Justin Trudeau has put the dream of home ownership further out of reach for so many, especially young Canadians,” Scheer said. “As Prime Minister, ... Read More »

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh pledges climate action, good jobs

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Tuesday stood with supporters in Winnipeg to highlight his bold action plan to fight climate change and partner with Indigenous peoples to build a cleaner future. “We are in a climate emergency, and people are counting on their governments to take real action to address it,” said Singh. “There is no time for denial and delay. ... Read More »

Jagmeet Singh says he wants to be a partner for a strong Quebec

TO mark his second visit to Quebec in less than 10 days, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh unveiled his vision for a renewed partnership between Ottawa and Quebec on Sunday. “Like Jack Layton and Tom Mulcair did before me, it’s my turn to extend a hand to the progressives in Quebec. Quebec is not only a powerful source of inspiration; it is ... Read More »

20 new ministers, giant killers in Modi 2.0 team

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the refresh button and inducted 20 new faces in his council of ministers rewarding giant killers in the Lok Sabha election and dropping some of the most visible faces of his team — finance minister Arun Jaitley, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and commerce minister Suresh Prabhu. While Jaitley’s omission had ... Read More »