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4 I October 15, 2021   § Vol: 22  No: 42                                                                                           www.CanIndia.com
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        Ontario to provide free                                                                           Air Canada launches


        menstrual products in schools                                                                     non-stop flights from
                                                                                                          Montreal to Delhi

        TORONTO                  The report also noted that
                                 34 per cent of women and                                                 MONTREAL                Planning  and  Revenue
          Education    Minister  girls have had to regularly or                                                                   Management at Air Canada,
        Stephen Lecce announced  occasionally   sacrifice                                                   Air Canada is launching a  said: "Air Canada is the only
        last week that the province  something else within their                                          new thrice weekly, non-stop  carrier offering a direct
        will distribute six million  budget to afford menstrual                                           flight between Delhi and  service to Delhi out of
        free menstrual products per  products.                                                            Montreal from October 31.  Montreal, allowing for easy
        year to school boards under  The  partnership  will                                                The   airline  is  also  connections through our
        a new and innovative     benefit students who need                                                 increasing its daily non-stop  extensive  network.  We
        partnership with Shoppers  menstrual products and are                                             flights from Toronto to  continue to focus on the
        Drug Mart designed to    unable to afford or access                                               Delhi to 10 per week from  growing visiting friends and
        improve access to menstrual  them, resulting in an                                                October 15.             relatives market and this
        products.                inability to participate in                                               Announcing   this  on  capacity expansion is a
          The agreement is the first  school and other activities.                                         Wednesday, Air Canada   response  to  increasing
        of its kind for Ontario and  “Through  the  strong                                                said: "Starting October 31,  demand."
        will position it as one of four  advocacy of young leaders in                                     just in time for Diwali   He said the Canada-India
        provinces       (British  our schools, it has become                                              celebrations, Air Canada  market is "an important and
        Columbia, Nova Scotia and  extremely  clear  that                                                 will offer three flights per  strategic  one  for  Air
        P.E.I) to take action on the  menstrual products are a                                            week to the growing Indian  Canada".
        issue of period poverty  necessity, not a luxury,” said  EDUCATION MINISTER STEPHEN LECCE ANNOUNCED 3 MILLION  community in Montreal.  "These additional flights
        within schools.          Minister  Lecce.  “This  PRODUCTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY           Additionally, the airline is  and new route demonstrate
          A survey conducted by  agreement will help remove                                               increasing frequency to  Air Canada's anticipation
        Plan International Canada  barriers for women and girls  Under the agreement  products will be provided to  Delhi from Toronto to ten  about the promise and
        showed 63 per cent of    by allowing them to access  announced last Friday,  all school boards, which will  flights per week beginning  growth of the Indian
        women and girls have     products at school, free of  Shoppers Drug Mart will  make decisions about the  October 15."     subcontinent - and we also
        regularly or occasionally  charge.  It  is  another  provide six million free  distribution of products  The thrice weekly flight  look forward to further
        missed an activity because  important way that we are  menstrual products to the  based on local needs.  will operate on Tuesday,  strengthening the cultural
        of their period and concerns  helping to build more  province per year, over the  “Inequitable access to  Thursday, and Sunday,  and business ties between
        about not being able to  inclusive  schools  that  next three years. Beginning  period  products,  leaving Delhi at 1.55 a.m.  our two countries," he said.
        access menstrual hygiene  empower all girls to have  in the 2021-22 school year,  particularly for students,  and Montreal at 8.10 p.m. It  As the leading carrier
        products or proper facilities.  the confidence to succeed.”  this supply of free menstrual  can  lead  to  missed  will be served by a 298-seat  between the two countries,
                                                                                 opportunities — school,  Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner,  Air Canada offers daily
                                                                                 work, and other activities —  offering three cabins of  flights from Vancouver, up
                                                                                 and creates barriers to  service  -  Air  Canada  to ten flights a week from
                                                                                 success,” said Jeff Leger,  Signature Class, Premium  Toronto and three flights a
                                                                                 President, Shoppers Drug  Economy and Economy    week from Montreal. The
                                                                                 Mart. “This donation will  class.                airline's service to Mumbai
                                                                                 provide   thousands  of   Mark Galardo, Senior Vice  will resume when conditions
                                                                                 students in Ontario with  President,    Network  permit.
                                                                                 free  access  to  period
                                                                                 products, thousands who
                                                                                 won’t have to make that  York police lay additional
                                                                                 difficult choice. We are
                                                                                 proud to be a part of this  charges in rental
                                                                                 initiative, and grateful to
                                                                                 our stores, our partners, and  housing fraud case
                                                                                 our customers for their
                                                                                 support.”
                                                                                   The Ontario government  TORONTO
                                                                                 and Shoppers Drug Mart
                                                                                 are currently working to  Investigators with the York
                                                                                 provide the supplies to all  Regional Police Financial
                                                                                 school  boards  in  the  Crimes Unit have laid
                                                                                 province. Schools will be  additional charges against a
                                                                                 able to distribute the   39-year-old  man    in
                                                                                 products to students by late  connection with an ongoing
                                                                                 fall this 2021-22 school  fraud investigation involving
                                                                                 year.                    housing rentals.
                                                                                                           York police began an
                                                                                                          investigation in April 2020
                                                                                                          after receiving information
                                                                                                          about a suspect in possession  ADNAN ARIF SUBLEASED RENTAL
                                                                                                          of   fake  identification  properties AS ROOMING HOUSES
                                                                                                          documents. Through the
                                                                                                          investigation,  officers
                                                                                                          determined  that  from  of the suspects continued to
                                                                                                          December 2019 to June   rent luxury houses in York
                                                                                                          2020, two suspects, using  Region  by   showing
                                                                                                          fraudulent  identification,  fraudulent identification to
                                                                                                          rented luxury houses from  the owners, only to convert
                                                                                                          homeowners in Markham   the homes into subleased
                                                                                                          and Richmond Hill. They  rental spaces for numerous
                                                                                                          then altered the interiors of  people.
                                                                                                          the homes to allow multiple  Arif Adnan Syed, 39, of
                                                                                                          tenants and subleased the  Markham was arrested On
                                                                                                          homes as rooming houses. In  Tuesday October 5 and
                                                                                                          some cases, more than 20  additional charges were laid.
                                                                                                          people were residing in the  This  investigation  is
                                                                                                          homes and paying rent to the  ongoing.  Anyone  with
                                                                                                          suspects. The homeowners  information is asked to
                                                                                                          did not receive any rental  contact the York Regional
                                                                                                          payments and had not been  Police Financial Crimes Unit
                                                                                                          unable to evict the suspects or  at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6612,
                                                                                                          the occupants due to COVID-  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-
                                                                                                          19 restrictions.        800-222-tips or leave an
                                                                                                           On June 22, 2020, police  anonymous tip online at
                                                                                                          charged two suspects with  www.1800222tips.com.
                                                                                                          Fraud over $5,000, Uttering  Police  are  advising
                                                                                                          Forged Documents, and   homeowners to be aware of
                                                                                                          Identity Fraud.         how    their  investment
                                                                                                           This February, investigators  properties are being used
                                                                                                          received information that one  when renting them out.
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