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.

HALIFAX: Two Chinese start mental health group for students from China

Halifax Chinese language mental health support group starting

Peer support group designed to reduce stress, isolation

By Shaina Luck, Nelson Xie, CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2015 6:20 AM AT Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015 5:51 PM AT

Minzhou Sun (left) and Jinbo Chen are working to set up a mental health peer support group that will offer help in Chinese.

Minzhou Sun (left) and Jinbo Chen are working to set up a mental health peer support group that will offer help in Chinese. (Shaina Luck / CBC)

Two Chinese-Nova Scotians are setting up a mental health support service aimed at the growing community of international students from China.

They say there are few mental health options in other languages, and that causes many Mandarin and Cantonese speakers to turn away from help.

“I’ve always had a passion to help newcomers,” said Jinbo Chen, one of the organizers. “Mental health issues are one of the issues that I really care about.”

Chen moved to Halifax in 2002 as a university student, and remained in Halifax to work and raise a family. 

He says Chinese international students face stress and mental health issues for many reasons, including loneliness and isolation, workload, and parental expectations. 

“A high percentage of them, it’s not because they want to come here — their parents want them to come here,” Chen said. “If they cannot achieve a certain level or score, it might have some stress with their family.”

Chen said many students are also coming to university in their late teens or early 20s, and may struggle with issues such as what direction to take, addiction problems, or romantic problems, all of which could contribute to mental health problems.

‘They preferred to speak to a person who speaks Chinese’

Liberals call Jason Kenney “racist”

Liberals call Jason Kenney a racist for requesting ‘English to English’ translation of Minister Sajjan

National Post Staff | February 2, 2016 | Last Updated: Feb 3 9:08 AM ET
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Jason Kenney, left, was accused by Liberals of being "racist" over his request minister of defence Harjit Sajjan offer an "English to English" translation of his comments on the war in Syria.

Adrian Wyld/ The Canadian PressJason Kenney, left, was accused by Liberals of being “racist” over his request minister of defence Harjit Sajjan offer an “English to English” translation of his comments on the war in Syria.

Jason Kenney is fighting back against allegations he shouted something racist at his Liberal successor as defence minister during question period Monday.

Kenney, the Conservative MP for Calgary Midnapore, allegedly heckled the new defence minister Harjit Sajjan’s over his answer to a question about the Canadian mission in Syria.

The Liberals said Kenney yelled he needed an “English to English” translation of the minister’s response in order to understand the government’s convoluted stance on the mission.

Sajjan is Sikh and immigrated from India as a child, so many Liberals took Kenney’s words as barb related to the minister’s (very subtle) accent.

One Liberal rose on a point of order to ask Kenney to apologize, which he refused, saying: “There’s nothing to apologize for and he would encourage the minister to explain” the government’s plans for the international fight against ISIL.

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Kenney’s remarks called “clearly and undoubtedly racial”, politicians in India outraged

Jason Kenney’s Heckling Against Harjit Sajjan Riles Politicians In India

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A Conservative MP’s outburst toward Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan earlier this week has riled parliamentarians and spurred calls for an apology — in India.

Amarinder Singh, a popular Punjab politician, criticized Jason Kenney’s alleged request for an “English-to-English” translation of Sajjan’s remarks earlier this week about the government’s plan to combat the so-called Islamic State.

Singh, who is a current member of Parliament in the Indian National Congress, tweeted on Friday that the remark was an example of “racial humiliation.”

He urged the Opposition MP to apologize to Sajjan or “be admonished and reprimanded in accordance” with Canadian parliamentary law.amarinder singh

“Every Indian in general and every Sikh in particular feels hurt over the racial slur against Mr Sajjan whose contribution to the Canadian nation remains unparalleled,” he said.
Former chief minister of the Indian state of Punjab and Congress Party candidate for Amritsar’s parliamentary seat Amarinder Singh addresses supporters at Khasa village, near Amritsar, on Apr. 3, 2014. (Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

According to DNA India, Punjab-based Conservative Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal also labelled Kenney’s comment as “racist” behaviour that should not be condoned by political leaders.

He expanded on his sentiment in a statement obtained by India Today, describing Kenney’s remarks as “outrageous” and “clearly and undoubtedly racial.”

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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.

Inferring that, if these white people woke up early to participate in this event they may have no jobs, while she proudly declares that she can hardly go to “work” (BTW, what work?) around 11AM, reflects her

She sneered during the entire rant, somehow proud of her accomplishment.

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

by Brad Salzberg, Feb 2016

http://capforcanada.com

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Pierre Trudeau Source

When considering the cultural history of Canada, the proclamation that “Canada has no culture” has underlined much of the general narrative. Although the idea defies over a century of English and French Canadian identity, in recent decades an absence of culture has become an unfortunate  reality.

Canada’s new generation

Two elements in particular have led to this situation— Canada’s immigration and multicultural policies. Indeed, decade upon decade of mass immigration and institutionalized multiculturalism will do that to a nation.

It wasn’t always this way. Before 1967, the year the Liberal government of Lester Pearson introduced the “points system” for evaluating potential migrants, Canada was a fully functioning English and French bi-cultural nation. Several continental European communities, including Ukrainians and Italians, rounded out our overall citizenship. In fact, previous to the points system, 98% of Canada’s migrants came from European nations.

Justin Pierre James Trudeau , the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada

From a purely cultural perspective, the most transformative event in our history was the Liberal government’s introduction of Multiculturalism in 1971. Spearheaded by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, this policy was the catalyst by which Canada officially transitioned from a bi-cultural to a multicultural society.

Sometimes in life, as well as in politics, there are winners and losers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the post-multicultural fate of the largest segment of our society—English Canada. Despite an immeasurable and undeniable cultural contribution, modern society has informed English Canada their collective identity belongs at the bottom of the barrel.

“Ethnic” pride? Step right up. Gay pride? Join the parade. French-Canadian pride— good to go— just be careful not to offend anyone down at the local mosque. Anglo-Canadian pride? Now that is racist.

Pourquoi? It is possible no one knows the answer to such a question. What we do know, however, is that within Canadian society it is entirely taboo to display any measure of pride in being a Canadian of European descent.