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Infant circumcision evangelist Dr. Neil Pollock ready to train Haitians to circumcise their male-infants

Vancouver doctor will train physicians in Haiti in circumcision

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Vancouver doctor will train physicians in Haiti in circumcision

Dr. Neil Pollock instructs a team of surgeons in Rwanda on carrying out his technique of circumcision. (photo from Dr. Neil Pollock)

Dr. Neil Pollock specializes in circumcision, from newborn to adult, and adult vasectomy. As a leading expert in circumcision, he has traveled around the world to train physicians and, this summer, he will head to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to teach a team of doctors in medical newborn and infant circumcision.

“After carrying out 50,000 infant circumcisions and traveling recently to Turkey, China and Africa to exchange ideas, I have evolved my technique to make it applicable to infants, children, teenagers and adults,” Pollock told the Independent in a recent interview. “I have developed a technique to do circumcision in this older age group under local anesthetic without using sutures and using, instead, a cyanocrylate skin glue that closes the wound. Being able to do the procedure under local anesthetic and with skin glue instead of a general anesthetic in hospital provides for a much simpler, easier, quicker, safer and improved cosmetic outcome for patients.” Continue reading

Consumer Protection BC suspends travel licence for Global Pacific Travel

Recent Enforcement Actions
Case 28893
Respondent Charan, Veenita – Nand, Joseph Kishori
Trade Names Global Pacific Travel
Publish Date 2014-06-27
Alleged Violation Travel Industry Regulation: 11(1)(2) Maintaining Records of Account
Attached PDFs: 28893_20140625_Suspension Order.pdf

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Asian British Columbians willing to receive organs, but not keen on donating

Low donation rates can lead to longer waits for non-white patients


Surrey resident Karen Rai had been on the waiting list for a kidney for nearly a decade when, a year ago, one of her doctors told her the bad news: she would probably never get one.

Rai, who had grown weak from enduring dialysis four times a day, was shocked and saddened by the news.

But even more shocking was the reason her doctor, St. Paul’s Jagbir Gill, gave her: There simply weren’t enough organs in B.C. from donors who, like her, were South Asian. Continue reading

VANCOUVER: Casting call for reality show featuring filthy-rich Asian girls

Reality show pitch for ultra-rich Asian girls of Vancouver (with video)

VANCOUVER, B.C.: June 3, 2014 — Screengrabs from a promo clip for a new reality show called #HBIC: Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver. Casting for the show takes place at the end of the month.


Imagine the Real Housewives of Vancouver — except young, Asian, and likely richer.

A casting call seeking the stars of a new proposed reality show called#HBICtv — which stands for “hot bitch in control” — was announced this weekend via corresponding FacebookTwitter, Instagram, andYouTube accounts. Descriptions posted on various social media accounts claim the show will take a glimpse into the “luxurious lifestyles of ultra-rich Asian girls in Metro Vancouver.”

Initially, it’s unclear if the entire production is a serious venture or if it’s an elaborate hoax concocted by someone with money and time, but Kevin Li is adamant the show can communicate something to its viewers about the journey of the Chinese demographic in Canada. Continue reading

University of B.C. Prof. David Ley: “The racism charge in Metro Vancouver is a smokescreen.”

Why Vancouver housing is unaffordable and what to do about it

June 27, 2014. 10:11 am • Section: ImmigrationReal EstateThe Search

Edward Yang is sad about the city he grew up in. His parents emigrated from Taiwan to B.C. without much money, yet in the early 1990s they were able to afford a small house in East Vancouver.

But Yang and his wife, who earn strong incomes in Los Angeles while bringing up their child, doubt they will ever be able to follow a dream to return to the West Coast Canadian metropolis. Continue reading

Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang questionning “the stuff” Prof. Ricardo Duchesne presents in N.B. university setting

by CARLITO PABLO on JUN 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

A UNIVERSITY OF New Brunswick professor can no longer use his academic affiliation to promote his personal views online about race relations, according to Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang.

The university will also review courses taught by social science professor Ricardo Duchesne, Jang told the Georgia Straight.

Earlier this month, Jang wrote UNB president H.E.A. Campbell about his concerns regarding blog posts and emails by Duchesne.

Duchesne writes on the site of the Council of European Canadians. The group describes itself as one that is opposed to “an establishment that is determined to destroy European Canada through fanatical immigration, race-mixing campaigns, imposition of a diversity curriculum, affirmative action in favor of non-Europeans, and promotion of white guilt”. Continue reading

Filipino monopoly on Canada’s live-in caregiver program may soon end

Live-in caregivers may be next target of immigration reform

BILL CURRY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail

Published Last updated 

The future of Canada’s live-in caregiver program, which allows families to bring nannies from abroad, is in limbo as the Conservative government says it is next in line for a shakeup.

The government is opting to leave the live-in caregiver program largely untouched for now, in spite of years of internal warnings from public servants that it has become a “hidden” family reunification program, particularly for Canada’s Filipino community. Continue reading

MONTREAL: Murdered Sri Lankan refugee and suspect came from same village

CTV Montreal 
Published Monday, June 23, 2014 10:25PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:41PM EDT

Jeyarasan Manikaraja, 40, is dead and a 34-year-old is in custody after a stabbing near 7745 Mountain Sights, just north of Pare in Cote des Neiges at 9:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Manikaraja, a father of three who worked in a restaurant, was found in a nearby alleyway and rushed to hospital but later succumbed to knife wounds to the upper body, believed to be around his neck.

Police rounded up a suspect in a nearby apartment soon after. They believe that a lovers’ triangle might have been at the root of the dispute.

The victim’s son Abisath Manikarajah told CTV Montreal that he watched on as his father was pulled away by the man who brought him down a hill outside of his building.

Manikaraja and the suspect are members of the local Sri Lankan community. According to the victim’s brother, the two were from the same village in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

Syrian gay refugees ready to come to Canada

Syrian refugee applications quietly sped up by Ottawa

Government promised to bring in 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014

By Laura Lynch, CBC News Posted: Jun 27, 2014 1:37 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014 1:37 PM ET

Canadian immigration officials appear to have quietly sped up Syrian refugee applications following months of criticism.

Almost a year ago, the government promised to bring 1,300 Syrians to Canada by the end of 2014. Refugee advocates have accused Ottawa of failing to live up to that promise, claiming that they know of no privately sponsored refugees who have arrived in Canada as part of the program announced last year. Continue reading