By Our Reporter
Two Ghanaian and Ghanaian-athletes were among this year’s Ghana Canada Association of British Columbia (GCABC)’s Honour Roll Call. Gershon Koffie, a player for the Vancouver White Caps Soccer Club, Ruky Abdulai, a Ghanaian-Canadian athlete, who now runs for Canada.
Also honoured were George Amoako, a police officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and several local Ghanaian-owned small business enterprises, including the African Superstore, Anim Hair, (...)Read the full story »
12 June 2006
A Muslim cleric in Montreal was allegedly asked by a knife-carrying man if he wanted to "die a martyr," say police who suspect it was a hate crime.
Imam Said Jazeri(photo) said he and a friend were leaving a mosque on Friday night when a man with a butcher’s knife approached them.
The man pointed the knife at Jazeri and asked: "Do you want to die a martyr?"
Then, Jazeri said, he asked: "Are you carrying belts full of explosives?"
Jazeri managed to call police when the man chased (...)
4 June 2006
Security was tight in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday as court appearances began for 15 of the 17 people arrested and accused of planning a series of attacks against targets in southern Ontario.
In all, 12 men and five youths were arrested on Friday. Officials have alleged they were supporters of al-Qaeda.
Shackled in leg and handcuffs during their court appearances, the 15 were remanded into police custody and will appear again in court on Tuesday - along with the other two accused - for a (...)
18 May 2006
A female soldier from Canada was killed while fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Wednesday, said military officials.
Capt. Nichola Goddard, who was serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan, died in a military operation against Taliban forces.
Capt. Nichola Goddard, 26, had been serving in Afghanistan with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, based in Shilo, (...)
4 May 2006
Canadians had mixed reactions to Tuesday’s budget, according to a sampling of letters to CBC.ca, with people either praising or criticizing the package.
In Tuesday’s budget, the Conservative government made good on some of its main election tax promises, cutting the GST by one percentage point and offering almost $20 billion in tax relief for Canadians over the next two years.
But the rate on the lowest tax bracket will go to 15.5 per cent on July 1, after the Liberals cut it (...)
26 March 2006
Montreal diver Alexandre Despatie(photo) came up one splash short of winning his fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday.
Alexandre Despatie won his fourth medal of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. (CP File Photo) Despatie, competing in just his second international 10-metre platform competition in over a year, flubbed his second of six dives and had to settle for the bronze medal.
Olympic silver medallist Mathew Helm of Australia earned at (...)
2 March 2006
By Laura Carlin
You’ve decided to change your life, move halfway around the world and start over. You may not speak the language of your adopted country and certainly many things are different than they were where you began, but you adjust, and gain your citizenship. Then, you are faced with another change: a whole new political system to get used to.
Elections Canada doesn’t collect statistics on voting by ethnocultural community, but Statistics Canada and groups (...)
28 February 2006
By Guidy Mamann
There are many foreigners in Canada who may not qualify for immigration to Canada but who are convinced that they can successfully become integrated and prosper in our society.
Many believe that they have little or nothing to lose by simply staying in Canada and pursuing their dream of living here, albeit without “papers.” They convince themselves that if they can simply “make it” here, surely, immigration authorities will reward them with permanent (...)
13 February 2006
Clement Abass Apaak, an Archeology student from Ghana, is the president of the Simon Fraser University Student Society. In this letter to a Canadian deputy minister, he eloquently presents the plight of international students in British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Moura Quayle, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Advanced Education
Province of British Columbia
PO Box 9884, Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, BC V8W 9T6
Urgent Action Needed: International Students in BC and University Act,
section 23(1) (...)
7 February 2006
Stephen Harper was sworn in as Canada’s 22nd prime minister on Monday, 14 days after his party’s narrow victory paved the way for the country’s first Conservative government since 1993. He later said parliament would reconvene on April 3.
"It is a great honour and a feeling of great responsibility to be sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Canada," said Harper during an outdoor news conference following the swearing-in ceremony at the Governor General’s official (...)
3 February 2006
His political dreams cut short, Paul Martin bowed out of the Canadian limelight on Thursday admitting errors but affirming that he had done a lot for the country first as finance minister and then as prime minister. Martin worked 15 years to become prime minister, took over in late 2003 amid huge expectations, only to flame out in the January 23 election in the worst Liberal performance since 1988.
"Did we make mistakes? Probably. Do I have faults? Certainly. My wife told me I do," Martin (...)