An international forum on women's rights recently organized a two-day conference in Mississauga to address the status of women in various segments of the South Asian community in Canada.

Disha, or the Association of Punjabi Canadian Women, invited local as well as international guests to address these women's achievements and some of the continuing hurdles they face in their daily lives.

Kellie Leitch's recent tweet - quoting from a Candice Malcolm column - that a Syrian refugee recently beat up his wife with a hockey stick provoked an online skirmish. The refugee in the story professed an innocent ignorance of Canadian laws.

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