Indo-Canadian women perpetuate gender inequality by practicing female foeticide in Canada

Indo-Canadian women give birth to far more boys than women born in Canada

The implication is that the disproportionate ratios are a result of “sex discrimination fuelled by son preference,” a study says.

 Baldev Mutta (centre), CEO of Brampton's Punjabi Community Health Services, is surrounded by his grand daughter Talon Mutta, 9 (left) and daughter Rakhi Mutta. Mutta is involved in initiatives to celebrate girls born to Indian parents. New research that says there is deficit of more than 4,000 girls to Indian-born parents in Canada, possibly linked to repeated second trimester abortions.BERNARD WEIL / TORONTO STAR Order this photo

Baldev Mutta (centre), CEO of Brampton’s Punjabi Community Health Services, is surrounded by his grand daughter Talon Mutta, 9 (left) and daughter Rakhi Mutta. Mutta is involved in initiatives to celebrate girls born to Indian parents. New research that says there is deficit of more than 4,000 girls to Indian-born parents in Canada, possibly linked to repeated second trimester abortions.

A preference for boys among Indian-born parents may have contributed to a deficit of more than 4,400 girls over two decades in what researchers in a new study are calling Canada’s “missing girls.”

The research, presented in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the online CMAJ Open, looks at more than 6 million births in Canada and reveals that a greater presence of boys among Indian-born mothers may in part be linked to abortions in the second trimester, when parents can learn the baby’s sex.

The birth data was compiled from databases administered by Statistics Canada and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto between 1990 and 2011, and 1993 to 2012, respectively.

“The main implication is that among some immigrant communities, males are placed at a higher value than females. This is not just about abortions, it is about gender equality,” said lead author Marcelo Urquia of St. Michael’s Hospital. “I hope that this is conducive to a respectful debate on the value of girls and women in today’s Canadian society.”

His study newly exposes a relationship between induced abortions and the previously reported large numbers of boys among Ontario’s Indian community, said Urquia, noting the data likely explains an imbalance in the rest of Canada too. Some of the “deficit” of girls may be due to “implantation of male embryos,” said Urquia, but the data is insufficient.

While the natural odds of having a boy over a girl are slightly higher, they are consistent across the globe: up to 107 boys for every 100 girls. But Indian-born mothers living in Canada with two children had 138 boys for every 100 girls. In Ontario, that number inflated even more among Indian-born women with two daughters, who then gave birth to 196 boys for every 100 girls.

After abortions, the numbers rise dramatically: 326 boys after one abortion, 409 boys after multiple abortions, and 663 boys for every 100 girls following multiple abortions in the second trimester, when doctors can determine the sex of the fetus.

Miscarriages, or spontaneous abortions, were not linked to the births of more boys, the study found.

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What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Canadian Philippine Inquirer – Making a contribution as a New Canadian

By Ashton College on April 7, 2016

(Photo by Gavin St. Ours/Flickr)

(Photo by Gavin St. Ours/Flickr)

Here’s a question: what does it mean to be a good citizen? Chances are that if you were to walk down the street and ask people this question the common denominator would be “making a contribution.” Canadians pride themselves on many things and this pride is well known. So much so in fact that the simple act of sewing a maple leaf on your backpack while travelling is almost guaranteed to bring smiles from new friends.

For new Canadians, the process of immigration is an often confusing journey of paperwork, travel, and learning the ins and outs of a new culture. But once the nuances of the immigration process have been taken care of the one thing that all immigrants want to do more than anything else is contribute. It’s a common thread that binds people from across the globe together; the desire for self-improvement and the betterment of the society they live in. And it’s no different with new Canadians.

Immigrants have major impact on Canada’s housing prices

Immigrants have major impact on Canada’s housing prices: Study

High immigration to Vancouver and Toronto "is definitely having an impact on the housing market,” says UBC geographer Daniel Hiebert, who believes a key factor behind the phenomenon is many new immigrants arrive in Canada’s major cities with a great deal of money.
High immigration to Vancouver and Toronto “is definitely having an impact on the housing market,” says UBC geographer Daniel Hiebert, who believes a key factor behind the phenomenon is many new immigrants arrive in Canada’s major cities with a great deal of money.
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Immigrants have a major impact on fast-rising house prices in Metro Vancouver and Toronto, according to the author of a new study.

In a unique research project, UBC geographer Daniel Hiebert discovered that ethnic Chinese and South Asians become homeowners at a much higher rate than other immigrants and the general population.

“There is definitely an impact on the housing market,” said Hiebert, who believes a key factor behind the phenomenon is many new immigrants arrive in Canada’s major cities with a great deal of money.

The veteran researcher’s exclusive cross-tabulation of housing and immigration data, including between 2006 and 2011, found on average that 53 per cent of immigrants to Metro Vancouver during those five years became homeowners in that period.

They bought roughly 100,000 homes in Metro Vancouver during the five years, ranging from suburban condos to ritzy mansions.

“New Chinese immigrants were at the top of all this. Kind of incredibly, their rate of home ownership was 73 per cent,” said Hiebert.

BRAMPTON “HONOUR KILLING”? Sukhchain Brar charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

Brampton man charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

OPP found body of Gurpreet K. Brar in vehicle on westbound Highway 402 at 3:15 a.m.

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Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

A Brampton man has been charged in his wife’s death following a tractor-trailer fire near Sarnia on Sunday, police say.

The OPP responded to reports of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 402 near the Camlachie Rd. overpass at 3:15 a.m.

Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

On Wednesday, police arrested Sukhchain Brar, 50, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Lambton OPP Const. Chris Doupe confirmed the accused and the deceased were spouses.

Brar is due to appear in Sarnia court Thursday.

Journalist Baltej Pannu granted bail in India

Punjabi-Canadian journalist Baltej Pannu granted bail

A fixture on GTA radio and televisions, his colleagues hope Baltej Pannu can soon return to the airwaves.

 Punjabi-Canadian journalist Baltej Pannu has been granted bail in India.FACEBOOK

Punjabi-Canadian journalist Baltej Pannu has been granted bail in India.

Punjabi-Canadian journalist Baltej Pannu could soon be free from jail after an Indian high court approved his bail application on Wednesday, according to his family.

Pannu, a former Brampton resident who still appears regularly on GTA radio and television, was arrested in Punjab in late November on charges of rape, cheating, and intimidation.

Supporters are adamant the charges against Pannu — a journalist, social activist and political satirist — are politically motivated.

“He was confident that he would get bail from the high court and he was confident in the judicial system of India,” his son Jasdeep Pannu told the Star from Surrey, B.C.

Jasdeep has not been in touch with his father since he was arrested, but said his mother, who lives in Punjab, has visited her husband regularly in jail.

The couple have lived together there for the last five years, reuniting after Pannu spent 25 years living in Canada.

She reports her husband is in good health and “very strong morally,” Jasdeep said.

He’s looking forward to a chance to speak with his father after months of being cut off.

“I have a lot of things to say and words are gong to be left,” he said. “When you talk to a person twice a day, and then you suddenly can’t talk to them for 67 days it’s a weird feeling.”

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CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her

CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her 

Morning rave, or boring rave? Scaachi Koul investigates

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-february-2-2016-1.3429170/morning-rave-or-boring-rave-scaachi-koul-investigates-1.3430109

By Audrey Davis

February 03, 2016

Scaachi tells Shad what happened when she tried (really tried) to stay positive for a whole week.

Scaachi Koul and Shadrach Kabango Source

First of all, the title is grossly misleading the readers as Koul doesn’t make an investigation, but only shares  a personal  rant about an event she chose to attend.

Her rant goes on for about 8 minutes and, in spite of trying to be funny, her true colours pierce the thin layer of failed jocular approach and leave the listener wondering if taxpayers fund CBC for such trash shows.

I am not judging her professed dislike of white people as everyone is entitled to show and support ethnic solidarity.

What is disgusting about her rant is her general tone that projects not only a sense of ethnic superiority, but also a rather disturbing mindset: she really feels unsafe in the middle of a group of white people, but, curiously, she chooses to live in Canada instead of actually moving to her parents’ country of origin for a few months at least. You know, to recharge her batteries.