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Immigrant Muse PodcastMar 17, 2023
Filing Your Taxes in Canada: Benefits, Common Mistakes and Expert Tips
Have you ever wondered why tax filing is such a big deal in Canada and what you can do to make filing your taxes less overwhelming? In this episode of the Immigrant Muse Podcast, Olajumoke Oni, an experienced accountant, helps us to understand the benefit of filing taxes, the importance of seeking professional help and tips to manage our documents efficiently in preparation for tax season, whether as a newcomer, lo9ng-term resident or a business owner.
To find Tax Clinics in your neighbourhood, click here. To connect with Jumoke, follow her on Instagram @MoneyRedefined.
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Seeking Clarity, Support and Justice After a Winnipeg Police Dog Attacks a School Boy
On December 14, 2022, David Aloba, a five-year-old student of Samuel Burland School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was bitten by a police dog when the Canine Division of the Winnipeg Police Department Visited his school. The boy was taken to the hospital, where he received multiple stitches to his lower lips from a plastic surgeon. Winnipeg Police reported the incident to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which is obligated to investigate incidents involving the police. However, the unit decided not to investigate the incident because David's injury was not classified as 'Serious'. According to the unit's website, serious injuries involve a hospital admission, dismemberment or death. In an article published by CBC, an investigator from the unit, was quoted as saying that "although David was taken to the hospital, he was not admitted and that the unit could still carry out an investigation if there's enough public interest". In response, Mr and Mrs Aloba authorized NovaDOC African Community to release an online petition to gain public interest, and it received more than 3000 signatures in the first few days.
How do David's parents feel about the incident and the way the authorities involved have handled it? What systemic changes do they want to see to avoid a reoccurrence? How can this incident psychologically impact David, his family and other community members? Legally, who should be held liable for damages? To answer these questions on this episode of the Immigrant Muse Podcast, we speak with Mr & Mrs Aloba, David's parents, Carole Sandy, a mental health therapist and anonymous lawyer.
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Many immigrants celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time in their life in Canada, as they struggle to find the right turkey recipe that looked Canadian yet delicious enough for their foreign taste buds. As they celebrate, they may have a few questions about the holiday such as the history of the celebration and its significance. We answer some of these questions at immigrantmusemagazine.ca. You can read the article or listen to it.
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