Toronto, May 18 (IANS) A criminal investigation has been sought against an Indo-Canadian member of legislative assembly (MLA) of the ruling Progressive Conservatives party in the Canadian province of Alberta in a case of ethics violation. Leader of the opposition Wildrose party, Danielle Smith, has requested the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to conduct a criminal investigation into the actions of Edmonton-Manning MLA Peter Sandhu following reports that he owned a home-building company that was being pursued by creditors for not paying debts, CBC reported Friday
Toronto, May 16 (IANS) After adapting Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" for the big screen, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is working on a script based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel "Secret Daughter" about how two families are bound by an adoption.
Toronto, May 16 (IANS) Britain's Fauja Singh, believed to be the world's oldest marathoner, will be among those participating in the first ever marathon being organised by the Sikh community of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada May 19. The event is being organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Children's Foundation (GGSCF) to raise funds for children in the developing world and promote "a healthy and active lifestyle", The Globe and Mail reported
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian real estate agent has been charged with stealing from listed homes he claimed he was showing to potential clients in the city of Brampton in the Canadian province of Ontario. Shalinder Kapoor, 38, was seen entering a home at Pringle Avenue, Milton, in Brampton April 26 and then leaving unaccompanied, Canadian media reported Tuesday.
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Two Indo-Canadians from different parties were among the winners in the provincial elections in British Columbia, Canada, media reported Wednesday. While Amrik Virk of the Liberals, who swept back to power in the province, was declared elected from Surrey-Tynehead over the New Democratic Party's (NDP) Avtar Bains, incumbent Raj Chouhan of the NDP held on to his seat in Burnaby-Edmonds in a close fight against Jeff Kuah of the Liberals, the Vancouver Desi reported. Virk is an inspector with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and had taken leave without pay to serve Surrey, a city with a large south Asian population, in a different way
Toronto, May 14 (IANS) Three Indo-Canadian women have been nominated for this year's YWCA Metro Vancouver's Women of Distinction awards, touted as one of the most prestigious awards for women achievers in Canada. Kamal Dhillon, author of "Black and Blue Sari", Navi Gill, co-founder of Global Girl Power, and Anita Huberman, CEO of Surrey Board of Trade, are three of seven women from Surrey in the Canadian province of British Columbia to be nominated in various award categories, the Vancouver Desi reported Tuesday
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Canada's Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by convicted Indo-Canadian killer Raminder Bhander who claimed that his rights were violated by the police. Bhander had approached the country's top court after his appeal was rejected by a court of appeal in the Canadian province of British Columbia in November 2012, the South Asian Link reported
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian man serving a life sentence in a jail in Canada for murdering three people, including his sister, says he will educate people about honour killings if he is released from prison. A parole board in Canada has denied Daljit Singh Dulay's plea for unescorted passes from jail and day parole, the Calgary Herald reported Friday.
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) A bill proposed by an Indo-Canadian member of Canada's parliament to make recruitment of youths in criminal gangs a crime has secured the support of the country's justice minister and is set to become a law. Paramjit Gill, the Conservative Party MP from Brampton-Springdale in the Canadian province of Ontario, has proposed a legislation to make recruitment of youth in criminal gangs a crime and tougher penalties on criminal organisations trying to recruit youth. The bill has now got the support of Canada's Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and the Conservative government and is set to become a law before the parliament breaks for summer June 21, the South Asian Observer reported Friday.
Vancouver, May 10 (IANS) Canada's overseas investment and foreign direct investment in the country both grew by more than 5 percent last year, Statistics Canada said. Statistics showed that Canada's direct investment abroad increased 37 billion Canadian dollars ($36.75 billion) to 711.6 billion Canadian dollars ($706.86 billion) in 2012, reported Xinhua.