2015 marked another year of achievement for Chinese News. As the paper celebrates its 23rd anniversary, we are proud to say that we have, to the best of our ability, fulfilled our mandate of providing quality service to the community with news and opinions that are both accurate and relevant to our community readers.
2015年加拿大 最引人注目的政治事件无疑是联邦大选，在此次大选中角逐国会议员的华裔候选人数量创下历史新高。Bob Mok的专栏文章详细介绍了每位华裔候选人的文化和政治背景。Mok还在其专栏文章《按族裔路线投票不利于加国政坛》中鼓励族裔候选人走出华人社区，争取来自不同族裔及文化背景的选民。此外，Mok的专栏文章还向读者介绍了特鲁多的竞选承诺，并对承诺兑现的可能性了进行深度分析。
The federal election was the biggest political event in 2015, and a record number of Chinese Canadian candidates were running for MPs. Bob Mok’s columns shed light on the cultural and political background of each and every Chinese Canadian candidates. In his column “Voting for heritage may not be healthy for Canadian politics”, Mok encourages the community candidates to reach out and embrace voters from diverse cultural background. His columns also introduced Trudeau’s campaign promises, and provided insightful analysis on whether these promises can be kept.
Apart from local news coverage, the special report columns provide opinions and coverage on variety of issues concerning the daily life of Chinese Canadians -- from consumer protection and legal disputes to sex education and government oversight.
Complaints against online defamation arise as WeChat has grown into the most popular social media platforms among Chinese Canadians. Nancy Jin’s article “Internet is not a tool for those who intend to harm” revealed the dark side of WeChat – posts that hurled insults and attacks against innocent users. Toronto’s business, technology and trademark lawyer Allan Oziel’s article Anonymous Defamation explains how to identify anonymous WeChat defamers and the options available for users to protect themselves from online attacks.
Municipal law enforcement officials are entitled to pursue bylaw complaints by going into your backyard and hauling away stuff deemed as waste. Homeowners who fail to maintain a well-manicured lawn and a clean tidy backyard will be in the cross-hairs of city’s by-law enforcement actions. The informative and educational article “My backyard nightmare: $1300 grass cutting job” depicts a Chinese immigrant’s turmoil as he faces a $1300 bill from the City of Toronto for failing to maintain his property.
Media is the balance to the government’s power. It challenges government programs or policies that harm the public interest. Chinese News exercises this function by publishing several op-ed pieces including “Is this government fund encouraging a culture of fraud?”.
踏上加拿大移民之旅的大多数移民都力争成为一名真正的加拿大公民。但是一名真正的加拿公民意味着什么？ 除了宣誓入籍和持有加拿大护照外，加国公民还意味着接受加国平等、多元共存和包容的价值观。此外，加国公民还意味着珍惜加国赋予他们美好生活的机会。在强烈的民族主义情绪席卷中国之际，一位移民通过《加国国庆之日 华裔心存感激》一文表达了对加国的深深热爱。
Many newcomers strive to become a true Canadian as they embark on an immigration journey in Canada. But being a true Canadian is about a lot more than just taking the oath and holding a Canadian passport. It is about adopting Canadian values that includes equality, diversity and tolerance. It is also about being grateful of what Canada has to offer for newcomers. As strong nationalistic sentiment sweeps through China, an immigrant expresses her deep-seated love to her adopted country: On Canada Day, I Appreciate What the Country has Given Me.
Bilingualism (English and Chinese) continues to be one of the unique features of the paper. Chinese News’ bilingual articles offer great opportunities for readers with either/both language backgrounds to enjoy and embrace a different culture and to learn a different language.
As the New Year approaches, Chinese News wishes everyone a great holiday and a Happy New Year!
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