Editorial: Does Canada treat international students fairly?

By Saifullah Muhammad, Every year, the country – and the community of Kitchener-Waterloo – benefit from the arrival of thousands of international students from around the world. For the most part the relationship is mutually beneficial. Canadian educational institutions benefit financially and culturally from international students coming to study here, and many students also get […]

VIDEO: Waterloo Region honours victims of New Zealand mosque shooting

By Saifullah Muhammad, Spoke News Hundreds of residents and a number of organizations from across Waterloo Region gathered at Kitchener City Hall on Friday for a vigil in honour of the victims who were killed and injured at two New Zealand mosques. The Coalition of Muslim Women organized the event, which began at 6 p.m. Members from all three levels […]

Video: D8 wins the KDSL Indoor Men’s League championship

By Saifullah Muhammad, Source: Spoke News After a competitive season, the D8 soccer club became the 2019 Indoor Men’s League champions of the Kitchener and District Soccer League (KDSL) on Tuesday night. The KDSL has been in operation since 1975. Historically, the league has operated with a first or premier division and a second division. Most teams are located […]

Audio: Scores of recent immigrants attend Global Skills Conference

By Saifullah Muhammad, More than 150 internationally trained professionals and other immigrants participated in the 11th annual Global Skills Conference in Kitchener on March 6, where employers from across Waterloo Region provided information and were looking for skilled workers. The theme of the conference this year was “Making Connections.” The conference was an opportunity for participants to […]

OPINION: Is global population decline a real problem?

By Saifullah Muhammad, For years we have been told by scientific elites and United Nations reports that a growing planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth’s resources. As the population grows, more and more lands are allocated for urbanization, taking up resources that could be used for agriculture. On top of this, the wastes and […]

Video: Commemoration marks second anniversary of Quebec shooting

By Saifullah Muhammad, This week marked the second anniversary of the horrific attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ). The Coalition of Muslim Women K-W and people from diverse communities honoured the memory of the six Muslim men brutally murdered and 19 others injured on Jan. 29, 2017, when a gunman entered the mosque and […]

Local environmental groups call on citizens to speak up against Bill 66

By Saifullah Muhammad, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe challenged hundreds of concerned residences in Kitchener to speak up about the climate crisis and to protect their children and their future. “Climate change is here now — and it is going to get worse,” Saxe said at an event on Jan. 15 titled, “Steward of Our […]

Foreign affairs minister underlines importance of journalism to democracy

By Saifullah Muhammad, OTTAWA — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told a conference here yesterday that the protection of journalists and the functions they perform are key to the proper function of civil society. A free media, Freeland said, is critical to holding politicians to account. “Democracy is about a much broader set of […]

Right groups call on Bangladesh not to force Rohingya return to Myanmar

By Saifullah Muhammad Toronto – Since the late 1970s, policies of genocide and ethnic cleansing by Myanmar’s forces has resulted in five separate waves of mass exodus by the country’s Rohingya minority. Over time, the international community–including Canada and the United Nations–has been outspoken about not forcing these Rohingya survivors of genocide back into the […]

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