What happens when a homeless shelter is set up in an exclusive neighbourhood?

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Pradip Rodrigues A couple of weeks ago, there were media reports about residents in midtown Toronto who were understandably fed up with the dozens of...

Is Kamala Harris African-American, Indian-American or Tamil-American?

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Pradip Rodrigues Ever since US Senator Kamala Harris became the Democratic VP nominee, there has been much hype around her African-American roots and almost as...

Why ethnic media outlets break real stories that matter

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Pradip Rodrigues In 2015 the New York Times published a 7,000 word investigative piece titled ‘The Price of Nice Nails’, which detailed how badly manicurists...

For Indian landlords, tenant’s race matters a lot

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Pradip Rodrigues There is no doubt that a significant portion of rental units in the GTA are owned by South Asian landlords and there is...

Are we safer now that police will wear body cameras?

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Pradip Rodrigues When Peel police recently announced it would implement body-worn cameras across the force, I heaved a sigh of relief and expected social activists...

Why is the government bending backward to accommodate international students?

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Pradip Rodrigues  Until recently, travel restrictions due to COVID-19 led to fears that thousands of international students would defer plans to come to Canada which...

Time to retire the “I AM CANADIAN” slogan

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Whenever I hear the slogan or phrase- I AM CANADIAN, I think of the ubiquitous Molson Canadian beer commercial that tormented us on television...

Why do some news stories get treated differently?

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I have often been struck by the hypocrisy of people in the mainstream media and watch just how they let their own biases and...

Why charges of ‘racism’ will lose its value

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In recent weeks anyone following the Canadian news cycle would be forgiven for thinking we live in the bygone era of apartheid South Africa....

Changing street names is easy, its harder to change attitudes

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Like so many residents of the GTA and beyond, I had no idea Henry Dundas who died in 1811 had a 'troubling past,' so...

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