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From Parc-Ex to Ghana

Sarker Hope Foundation continues its mission overseas Throughout the pandemic, the Parc-Extension-based Sarker Hope Foundation has worked across the community to aid those most in need. Since March 2020, the organization has helped residents with food, vaccinations, children’s education and...

Park-Ex celebrates Pakistani independence

By Joe Bongiorno Park-Extension’s Pakistani community gathered at Howard Park last Saturday to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day. Leaders from various Pakistani-Canadian organizations, local politicians and candidates, as well as members of the public joined together to commemorate Pakistan’s 74th year...

Upper House delays Trudeau government’s legislation to regulate the Internet

Senator Leo Housakos calls Bill C-10 ‘an adamant attack on freedom of speech’ Has Canada’s Senate shut down Liberal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s attempt to establish tighter controls on the Internet with Bill C-10?While some social conservatives have been stridently...

Moving day during a housing crisis

Québec Solidaire presents emergency plan one month before Jul 1. Andrés Fontecilla, the Québec Solidaire MNA for Laurier-Dorion, tabled a motion at the national assembly last Tuesday which would act as an emergency response to an increasingly severe housing crisis....

A Montreal tradition: potholes

What’s really behind the city’s Swiss cheese roads  With the winter now long behind us, Montrealers are also getting the springtime reminder of more potholes and more construction. As the weather gets nicer, construction sites are popping up across the...

New shelter for Muslim women set to open in Montreal

A new transitional women’s shelter is set to open in Montreal this coming June, specifically catering to the needs of Muslim women in need of safe shelter. The group behind the shelter is the Toronto-based charity Sakeenah Homes, which wants...

Gradual progress in Park-Extension vaccination campaign

Park-Extension’s mobile vaccination clinics have seen a rise in vaccinations following last week’s opening of appointment-free services. Four hundred sixty-four vaccine doses were administered at three different mobile vaccination clinics in Park-Extension last week. At the Assuna Annabawiyah Mosque,...

A new proposition to fight the housing crisis

Québec Solidaire suggest new tax aimed at speculative home buyers MNA for Laurier-Dorion Andrés Fontecilla announced last Friday that he and his party Québec Solidaire would be tabling a motion to address the rising prices of rent in Montreal and...

Greek community set to celebrate their second Easter during the pandemic

Parc-Extension’s Greek community will be once again celebrating Orthodox Easter under COVID-19 restrictions for the second year in a row.Celebrated over the weekend, the government has yet to announce any changes to the limits of people allowed in places...

Budget 2021

Canada deficit at $354.2 billion Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first federal budget projects deep deficits for years to come as it promises to support people through the pandemic crisis and make Canada’s economy greener and more welcoming to women.The first...