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Tim Hortons-Burger King Merger: Win or loss for Canada?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida As jokes about flame broiled doughnuts and Tim’s burgers subside a harsh reality emerges. Here is another Canadian icon that has gone down the tubes. As if the bleed of manufacturing companies and jobs were not enough. Now we have to wash down another disappointment, with Tim’s coffee perhaps. ...

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Doctor specializing in obesity turns comedian

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EDMONTON It is a given that obese people are the favourite butt of jokes, but for the longest time it was no laughing matter for Dr Arya Sharma chair of obesity research at the University of Alberta and the scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network whom this newspaper interviewed in March. ...


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Coffee Table book on PM Narendra Modi makes waves

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NEW DELHI Millions of PM Narendra Modi acolytes may want to get their hands on the first coffee table book on the PM with over 170 odd photographs shot over a period of ten years by Dilip Thaker. The text is by noted journalist Ashoo Patel. “A couple of years ago , ...


Several South Asian buyers eye $8 million home auction

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CI New Service MISSISSAUGA On August 17th, a gorgeous $8 million home nestled on a 2.5 acre lot at 2901 Mississauga Road will be auctioned through Ritchies Auctioneers. According to Sam McDadi, who is the listing agent and part of the equation, this is the kind of home that thousands who’ve driven ...


Should Canadian citizens be ‘celebrating’ India’s Independence Day?


By Pradip Rodrigues Following a column I wrote last year about how inappropriate it was for South Asians holding Canadian citizenship to be ‘celebrating’ India’s Independence Day in a passionate display of nationalistic fervor, I received scathing rebuke from some South Asians who were offended by my reasoning. “Aren’t you proud to ...


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Surrey could have its very first Mayor of South Asian descent

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SURREY A recent Insights West poll shows that Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode has a strong chance of becoming the city’s first mayor of South Asian descent. Popular and well-networked, Rasode has got some powerful endorsements, the most recent being the one she received from renowned Vancouver restaurateur Vikram Vij’s who held an ...


Perspective of an Overseas Medical School student


CI News Service Meet Nupur Nagare-Iyer, daughter of two professionals immigrants from India who always dreamed of becoming a medical professional. Can-India tracked her down at a hospital in Maine, US, where she is doing her residency. Did you always want to be a doctor? Yes, I always did. I had always ...


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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

CanIndia News

TORONTO Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus, to be used in the African countries most affected by the outbreak of the disease. “I am pleased to offer the experimental vaccine developed by Canadian researchers ...

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Robin Williams death a confirmed suicide

CanIndia News

SAN RAFAEL, CA According to Marin County sheriff’s officials, Robin Williams died of suicide after hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home. He was found in a bedroom of his Tiburon home by his personal assistant on Monday. Toxicology tests will be performed and the investigation is ...


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Salman Khan to attend ‘Dr. Cabbie’ music launch on Aug 30

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BRAMPTON Dr. Cabbie may just turn out to be the film that touches immigrants in Canada as well as audiences around the world. Hundreds of Salman Khan fans are expected to throng SilverCity, Brampton Cinemas on Saturday to watch their heartthrob along with the cast and musicians of Dr. Cabbie for the free ...


“Entertainment” is one of my favourite co-stars: Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar stars in an off-centre romantic-comedy as a down-on-his-luck man ‘Akhil’. He thinks his fortunes have changed when a deceased relative leaves him a large property and a considerable sum of money, but then there is a savvy golden retriever named “Entertainment” who also has a claim to the spoils. What ...


We just keep working and don’t believe in competing: Bosco-Caesar


CI Exclusive By Pradip Rodrigues MUMBAI For the past 14 years, two young middle-class boys who grew up with a passion for music and dance in suburban Mumbai have been dazzling Bollywood with their brilliant choreography. They’ve worked with every major star, they’ve choreographed dance moves for over 300 songs in films ...


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Ishant’s best gives India a historic win at Lord’s


Ishant Sharma’s career best seven for 74 bounced out England to give India a historic 95-run victory, their first in 28 years at Lord’s, in the second cricket Test here Monday. Set a target of 319, England were bowled out for 223 runs in their second innings, a little over an hour ...

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West Indies chase 93 for victory after frustrating wait

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Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies will chase 93 to win the second cricket Test after New Zealand were dismissed for 331 in their second innings at lunch on the final day at Queen’s Park Oval here Friday. The Caribbean side, however, were forced to endure another frustrating session before finally ...


Top order batsmen gone, New Zealand in deep trouble

CanIndia News

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 19 (IANS/CMC) West Indies wrecked New Zealand’s top order as they continued their seemingly inevitable march towards victory on the penultimate day of the second Test here Thursday. At lunch, they had reduced the Black Caps to 126 for four, with the visitors still trailing by 110 runs and ...



Tim Hortons-Burger King Merger: Win or loss for Canada?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida As jokes about flame broiled doughnuts and Tim’s burgers subside a harsh reality emerges. Here is another Canadian icon that has gone down the tubes. As if the bleed of manufacturing companies and jobs were not enough. Now we have to wash down another disappointment, with Tim’s coffee perhaps. ...


My Canadian Journey

CanIndia News

Guest Column By Gautam Nath Canada was at one time a dream, a dream from your bed lying thousands of miles away. But today, a very real reality, a reality that is so real that it hurts. The hurt can be seen in the eyes of many thousands of new Canadians coming from ...


South Asian second-generation and politics


By Pradip Rodrigues Last week I spoke with a second generation South Asian who shared my observation that few South Asian political leaders and representatives speak for their generation, whose concerns are more in line with the mainstream. Many South Asian politicians seem to be community leaders masquerading as federal or provincial ...


Why is an Ontario pension plan bad for you?

CanIndia News

By Dan Kelly With the Ontario election in the rearview mirror, one of the issues that emerged as a top concern for small business owners and their employees was the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The idea was first floated after small business owners who are part of the Canadian Federation ...


Immigrants are changing the perception of Canadian politeness


By Pradip Rodrigues Canadians are guilty of being notoriously polite, it is a stereotype often used to describe us as a people. When traveling abroad people often identify our nationality by this characteristic. We are Polite to a fault, is the title Bruce Greirson, the five-time Canadian National Magazine Award-winning used for ...



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