ANOTHER SUCCESS: annual dinner draws large turnout, Ontario premier, fun, prizes

CEMA held yet another successful season’s dinner at which Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty (see picture on right below) stressed the importance of the organization’s role in bringing together the most important ethnic media in the country under one umbrella. What he left untouched though was picked up by Michael Prue, the NDP Member of the […]

New book says Canadian multiculturalism ‘an experiment that worked!’

Unlikely Utopia: The Surprising Triumph of Canadian Pluralism, by Michael Adams; Publication date: November 17, 2007; Viking Canada, Hardcover, $34.00. NOTE CEMA MEMBERS: For more information, or to interview Michael Adams, please contact: Melissa Robson, (416) 928-2405 E-mail: THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PUBLISHERS: As the Bouchard-Taylor commission tours Quebec and […]

Canadian Journalism for Int’l writers in Canada course info session…

Presss Release from Sheridan College: Ajournalism program at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning will host an information session for prospective students next month. Oakham House at Ryerson University in Toronto will host the gathering on November 13 so that those interested can learn about the one-year graduate certificate program Canadian Journalism for […]

Long-time CEMA member Hammad Baig passes away

CEMA has just learned of the passing of long-time member, Hammad Baig. He was only57. In response to a message of sympathy from CEMA sent by President Ben Viccari, Mrs Rosey Baig writes: “Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind words. Unfortunately,I am unable to continue with the publication of “Today’s World” as I am […]

CEMA-WSIB Seminar on work safety a big success

Report by Frank Ruffolo The Canadian Ethnic Media Association and the the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) held a highly informative and successful seminar-workshop on October 23 at the Columbus Centre on “Eliminating injuries and fatalities in Ontario’s Workplaces.” Keynote speaker, the Honourable Steven Mahoney, former MP, MPP and Ontario government minister and Chair of […]

OCNA, Vietnamese paper say Liberal govt’s ‘unfair tax’ will hurt ethnic print media

Say NO to unfair taxation! By Dat Nguyen Publisher, Thoi Bao Newspaper, and CEMA Director Community newspapers are the lifeblood of Canada. They present hometown news no one else will publish. They reach out to 5.8 million Ontarians, including many new immigrants who first learn about their city and province through newspapers published in their […]

Multicultural Hockey League ready for third strike; CEMA remains media sponsor

By Jon Brazeau December may be cold, but Canadian Multicultural Hockey (CMHL) Inc. is looking to heat up arenas with the third annual Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships.Over 30 teams are expected to participate in the mens and womens tournaments, taking place from Dec. 27 to 30, making this years championships bigger than ever. As in […]

The Debate: lively CEMA event generates 75 minute Q and A session

Moderator: Renato Zane. The debaters: (left to right) Bruce Hearns, Michael Prue, Tim Hudak, Greg Sorbara. Participants in the September 13 four-party CEMA debate between MPPs Greg Sorbara (Liberal), Tim Hudak (PC) Michael Prue (NDP) and Green Party candidate Bruce Hearns were kept busy with questions on subjects ranging from funding of faith-based schools to […]


Almost 80 per cent of working population considers diversity a business advantage. TORONTO, September 25, 2007 – The majority of working Canadians believe that Canada’s diversity leads to greater innovation and business success, according to a national survey conducted by the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and Leger Marketing. The survey revealed that more than […]

Talking Coins: Umbertos 1882 Twenty Lira Gold Coin

By Tony Hine CEMA Member & Coin Expert At a dinner party recently, I spotted a gold coin ring which captured my eye. It was worn by none other than CEMA president Ben Viccari. We were at a BBQ at the home of yet another CEMA member and its webmaster, Zuhair Kashmeri and his wife […]