CANADA FEDERAL ELECTIONS 2015 - NEPMCC: Question Period:NDP Leader TOM MULCAIR (VIDEO ) - NDP proposes $15-an-hour Federal Minimum WageNEPMCC: Question Period: WITH TOM MUCLAIR
He previously served as the NDP’s Deputy Leader and House Leader.
The term ‘ethnic media’ might seem funny or unfamiliar to some people and even make some slightly uncomfortable. A friend once told me, it reminds him of the joke when somebody asks: “Hands up all those who don’t have an ethnicity!” Ethnic media, communicating with different ethnic communities, most of the time in their own language, might be largely unknown to most of us but are an important part of contemporary media. Not only in Canada but in most developed countries with significant immigrant populations. In Toronto, a city with more than half its population having been born outside the country, their salience is self-evident. They, ranging from English and French to many other languages, and from newspapers and magazines to radio and TV stations, serve hundreds of thousands of people for many of whom they are the most trusted (and sometimes, exclusive) source of news.Political parties, too, have learnt this importance and now media receptions, exclusive for ‘ethnic media’ are a constant theme on electoral tours and other campaigns. Michael Ignatieff used to do it every other month. When Angelo Persichilli, editor of an Italian newspaper, was appointed Stephen Harper’s Communication Director, your correspondent, working for Shahrvand, largest Persian publication in North America, (which, as you can see, also publishes in English) heard many shocked by the news. BY TAKIS GALLAS http://okeadas.blogspot.gr/