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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON OUR DIGITAL FUTURE.

NDG-based employment agency partners with German cultural centre in Montreal on a European Union project, giving young Canadians a chance to co-create international policy. Public participation is a right that is enshrined in most democratic constitutions and given to citizens across the world. This year, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, the Goethe Institut of Montreal and Agorize have come together to give global youth a chance to shape policies and help build a digitally-inclusive society. Funded by the European Union, this clarion call is geared towards young people, 18 to 30 years of age, from Canada and Europe to team up …

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GLOBAL PANDEMIC: COVID-19

WHO makes declaration after weeks of increasing panic around the world… Rosie Awori After two weeks of mounting anxiety and rising cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 the World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19, a pandemic. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO’s director-general made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday March 11. “Over the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased thirteen fold and the number of affected countries has tripled,” he said. The declaration signals pandemic, as an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area …

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Montreal born Shailene Garnett big on CBC’s Diggstown

Egbert Gaye Sure Shailene Garnett is now making her home in Los Angeles, California, and has been appearing in more and more movies on television and on the big screen, but get her talking about the CBC Television drama Diggstown and the Montreal-born actress goes into full-fledged excitement mode. “I’m so proud of this show for so many reasons… some might consider these reasons to be good or bad, but I’m absolutely proud to be part of a show that features the first Black female lead on prime time television in Canada,” she told the CONTACT, referring to Canadian-born Vinessa …

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Dealing with COVID-19

Novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading fear around the globe Contact Staff There’s a lot to be concerned about. It has been two months since the world learned of the novel coronavirus outbreak crippling the city of Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei, in central China. And it wasn’t long before the flu-like respiratory illness, COVID-19, broke out of that country and began to wreak havoc around the world, infecting people in more than 60 countries, including in the Caribbean, with the region’s first cases showing up in the Dominican Republic as well as in St. Bartélemy and St. …

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Black Theatre Workshop and Espace Libre shine a light on Obaaberima

Mom wants him to be a pastor, dad wants him to be a lawyer… friends mock him as a girlie boy Rosie Awori Obaaberima is hitting Montreal stages for the second time. The story chronicles a young Ghanaian man who is Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime. On the eve of his release he tells his cellmates how he got there. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima gives the account of a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and …

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T.O Lawyer challenge for leadership of the Conservatives

Jamaican-born Leslyn Lewis carved a path of excellence in education and as a lawyer Egbert Gaye “If I am elected as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and as your next Prime Minister, I will work day-in and day-out to help all Canadians have the opportunities to pursue their own dreams, just as I did.”That’s the pledge of Dr. Leslyn Lewis as she throws her proverbial hat in the 2020 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race to replace Andrew Scheer. Dr. Lewis, a Canadian lawyer who emigrated from Jamaica as a five-year-old with her parents and siblings, is being …

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Dominique Anglade seeking leadership with new vision of Quebec

Contact Staff Dominique Anglade is no stranger to leadership. As a highly-trained engineer who has functioned at the upper echelon in the industry and a well-respected political strategist; hers is a commanding presence in the corporate world, as well as in the political sphere. As one of the builders of the governing Coaltion Avenir Quebec, of which she served as president between 2012 and 2013, Anglade has become an imposing figure in Quebec politics. Now she’s well-positioned to take it to another level. Anglade is one of two people seeking the leadership of the Quebec Liberal Party for a chance …

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So much more to Playmas

Organization celebrates 20 years with a massive “A Taste of Tea” event on Sunday, March 8, Contact Staff Since Playmas Montreal Cultural Association was launched in 2000, it has propelled itself to the forefront of the cultural scene in our community, with a series of annual shows that reflex the story of Black and Caribbean people in this city. Founded as a masquerade band for the 2000 Carifiesta celebrations by the indefatigable Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, Playmas made an immediate impression with its presentation of “Shortknee Madness,” one of the biggest bands on the road that year. The association expanded into an …

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Passion Playlist: Vycroy’s EP release on March 21

Contact Staff Vycroy is quickly taking his place among Montreal’s leading Hip Hop/Rap artistes. Six years on the scene, he has successfully fused his love of the genre together with his groundings in Christian music into a sound that he hopes will inspire a new generation of music lovers. The way he sees it is that he loves to rap and feels a stirring in his soul to use that God-given talent to uplift and encourage people. For him, it’s a calling. And [his] spirituality is at the centre of it all. “My love for Jesus is at the center …

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