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South Asian Women and the World of Politics

By Dupinder Kaur Saran Despite being highly qualified all the seven South Asian women who ran in the 2018 Surrey municipal elections, could not make it through. Dupinder Saran, a registered nurse, who ran as a school board tries to find out the reason?   Entering the world of politics is not easy as we all know and understand.  Although ... Read More »

Canada says Punjab’s AAP legislators can visit country any time

Chandigarh (IANS): Months after turning back two Punjab legislators belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party from the Ottawa airport, Canada has written to India saying that the lawmakers can visit the country, an official said on Tuesday. Canadian authorities, in a communication to India’s Ministry of External Affairs through the Indian High Commission in Ottawa, have said that both the legislators ... Read More »

Kennedy Stewart is the new mayor of Vancouver

VANCOUVER voters have elected 27 people to public office following the preliminary count of 2018 municipal by-election ballots, according to a press release by the City of Vancouver. Approximately 176,744 ballots were cast and voter turn-out is estimated to be about 39.4 per cent. 158 candidates ran in races for Mayor, Councillor, Park Commissioner, and School Trustee. The official election results will ... Read More »

Doug McCallum, Safe Surrey Coalition opposed to marijuana retail, production operations

MAYORAL candidate Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Monday that they are opposed to marijuana retail stores and production operations. They pointed out: “Surrey is at a crossroads with out-of-control crime and gang violence. We need to get crime under control first.” McCallum said: “My biggest concern is that local cannabis stores and production facilities put another layer ... Read More »

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

NIKKI Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday in a surprise move that has led to much speculation. President Donald Trump announced the resignation and said that she will leave her post by the end of the year. President Donald Trump said that he thought ... Read More »