BEST OF – Toronto Youth Poetry Slam, Justice for Deepan, & Retirement in Canada

Friday November 15th:

York Community Report:  Maggie Reid spoke with York University Professor Thomas Klassen about the uncertainties surrounding retirement in Canada and concerns about the future of retirement for the current generation.

Feature Report: Deepan Budlakoti was stripped of his Canadian citizenship in May 2010, despite the fact that he was born in the country and his parents are Canadian citizens. The 24 year old is currently fighting the Canadian government for the right to stay in the country. News Now contributor Ayushi Sharma speaks to Deepan Budlakoti about his case. Find out how to help out at:

Independent Arts Report: Randy Reid speaks to Patrick De Belan, the host and artistic director of the BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam. They discuss the opportunity for youth to get their work out there and call themselves spoken work artists. Learn more at:

The Philippines have recently been devastated by a typhoon which has killed an estimated ten thousand people. If you would like to donate to help, we urge you to check out and donate there. Global Medic is a non-profit emergency medical relief organization based in Toronto. Dedicated medical professionals who take time to to help people all over the world who have been devastated by natural and human induced disasters. This is all done without pay, every penny’s that is donated goes directly to helping serve the global community. Check out their website to see where the money goes at


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