Why did you/your family chose to come to Canada?
When we decided to leave Pakistan in 1997 Canada seemed the only place where newcomers could settle for the long term. We wanted to plant roots in a new home, not just go to a place make money and return.
What has been your best experience in Canada?
After 10 years staying at home, I joined the Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers program at Sheridan College, Oakville. That has been the single most important game changer in my life in Canada.
In your story "Window to The World", you have a sincere and realistic description about your daily life during your first years in Canada. What has changed since then?
My kids are grown. My son is 16 and my daughter 19 so I am no more their primary caregiver, and I am on staff full time at the CBC doing what I love for a living.
What do you like to do for fun?
To explore the Canadian outdoors.
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