Friends of Multiculturalism

Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

TLN Media Group proudly welcomed Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau to our Montreal office on the occasion of ‘Semaine Italienne’. TLN host Camila Gonzalez conducted an exclusive interview with the PM to discuss diversity in media, Italian and Hispanic culture and the overall contributions of the country’s thriving ethnic groups to Canadian society. We salute and thank our Prime Minister for supporting multiculturalism in Canadian media, sport and society. We stand with you.

Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage

TLN’s Camila Gonzalez interviews the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Pablo Rodriquez, as they discuss Canadian culture in an ever-changing media landscape. Rodriquez explains his unique position as minister in creating opportunities for artists, writers and all creators in Canada while giving them a platform to connect to communities.

Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Minister Hussen tells his personal story about being a newcomer in Canada as well as what multiculturalism means to him.

David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

David Lametti Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada holds one of the most powerful offices in our Government. He shares his stories about his immigrant family roots and his thoughts on the role of ethnic media in Canada and optimism about its future.

Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, spoke with TLN Media Group about the diversity of her riding, Thunder Bay – Superior North and the impact of immigrants on Canada’s economy and infrastructure development. Minister Hajdu continues to support Canada’s rich history of inclusion and multiculturalism as she expresses her thoughts on the importance of ethnic media to Canadians and the country as a whole.

John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory expresses the ways TLN has evolved over the years, how ethnic programming unites audiences and the magic of an inclusive, multicultural city.

Hon. Bill Morneau, Federal Minister of Finance

TLN Media Group journalist Cynthia Basulto sits down with Canada’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau to discuss multiculturalism, immigration and how both contribute to the country’s prosperity. With Canada’s strength in diversity, the minister also sheds light on CanadaWorld TV and what it means for new Canadians.

Hon. Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors

Minister Filomena Tassi shares stories on the importance of family values and the role that her Italian heritage played in making her the woman she is today.

Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister Freeland talks about the importance of new Canadians keeping their languages and traditions. 

Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua speaks about the benefits of interculturalism and the strength of diversity in Canada.

Mp Francesco Sorbara Talks About Canadaworld TV

Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge speaks with reporter Camila Gonzalez about our new CanadaWorld TV channel initiative. Learn more at

MP Judy Sgro speaks about the importance of CanadaWorld TV

The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River-Black Creek and former Minister of Citizen and Immigration, discusses the importance of a culturally inclusive channel like CanadaWorld TV and why TLN and ATN’s extensive experience in ethnic television deems them the best candidates to make this channel a reality for all Canadians.

Michael Tibollo ( Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge)

Celebrating Culture in Canada

Minister Michael Tibollo describes multiculturalism as a Canadian value and how TLN provides opportunities to connect and celebrate culture.

Tech entrepreneur Marcus Anderson supports CanadaWorld TV

Reminiscing about his father’s arrival in Canada as an immigrant from the West Indies without even a coat to wear, tech entrepreneur Marcus Anderson, President Broadplay Inc., CMO ePIC Blockchain Technologies Inc. discusses Canadian multiculturalism and the need for CanadaWorld TV.

Willowdale MP, Ali Ehsassi supports CanadaWorld TV

Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale talks to TLN Host Antonio Giorgi about why he is supporting CanadaWorld TV and the importance of this much-needed service for multicultural communities across his riding and across Canada.

Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge

Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge stopped by the TLN Media Group studio to discuss his Italian-Canadian roots and his work in strengthening the economic and cultural relationship between Canada and Italy, including the recently revised Youth Mobility Agreement, allowing young Canadians to work abroad. When asked about the importance of ethnic media in Canada, MP Sorbara expressed the need for local ethnic programming and the significance that content holds for communities.

Interview with Silvana Tibollo, President, National Congress of Italian Canadians

Thank you to the National Congress of Italian Canadians and their President, Silvana Tibollo for their support of CanadaWorld TV. Silvana talks to our TV host, Antonio Giorgi about the importance of such a service and what makes it stand apart from other proposals. In her immigration story, Silvana pays tribute to her parents who left Italy and built new lives for their families in Canada.

Fahim Khan, Senator – Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Ryerson University

Originally from Bengladesh, Fahim and his family have called Canada home for the last 7 years. Today, Fahim is the Lead Campus Engagement Ambassador at Ryerson University. In this clip, Fahim talks about the need for CanadaWorld TV, why it matters to all ethnic communities in Canada, and why he is supporting TLN’s bid to deliver Canada’s national multi-ethnic, multilingual channel.

Deanna Sgro, Ontario Liberal Candidate for Humber River-Black Creek

Deanna Sgro, Ontario Liberal Candidate for Humber River-Black Creek speaks about the importance of Canadian diversity and why she believes CanadaWorld TV is a great endeavor that will service many different immigrant communities while showcasing the cultural mosaic that makes up our beautiful country.

Maria Vorobieva, International Public Affairs expert and ethnic TV executive speaks with TLN

Russian-Canadian Maria Vorobieva, whose career has taken her around the world, from charitable fundraising in Manhattan to ethnic broadcasting in Toronto to top senior advisor to Canada’s former Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism, stopped by TLN Media Group last week to discuss her views on multilingual multi-ethnic television in Canada and why it can be a bridging tool to bring all Canadians together.

David Rocco ( TLN Personality/Producer )

Working Together with David Rocco

David Rocco – TLN personality, Producer and host – explains how TLN is significant to Canadian audiences in bridging cultures and talks about his own experiences as a Canadian media professional.

Pati Jinich(TLN Personality, Pati’s Mexican Table)

Pati Jinich’s Mexican-Canadian Table

TLN personality and host of Pati’s Mexican Table discusses the importance of sharing culture by way of cuisine and finding her Canadian home at TLN.

Nino Ricci (Multi-award winning Author)

TLN’s Novel Ideas with Novelist Nino Ricci

Celebrated novelist, Nino Ricci speaks strongly of TLN’s role in a Canadian multicultural society and his experiences as a writer from an ethnic background.

Dominique Corti ( President of the Piero & Lucille Corti Foundation / Producer )

From Uganda to Canada

President of the Piero & Lucille Corti Foundation, Domenique Corti describes her life experience and how TLN has shaped her understanding of bridging cultures in Canada and her home country of Uganda.

Sean Cisterna ( Producer )

Creating with TLN

Producer Sean Cisterna outlines TLN’s impact in creating unique global content for a variety of audiences and uniting cultures through their shared love of food, family, travel and sports.

Jaime Escallon-Buraglia ( Producer )

Storytelling in Communities

Producer Jaime Escallon-Buraglia speaks about TLN Media Group’s voice in communities and how the network is committed to telling the stories that other media outlets neglect.

Filippo Campo ( Producer )

Growing up with TLN

Describing his upbringing with TLN, Producer Filippo Campo tells of his family’s integration into Canada through TLN’s programming.

Alicia Vandermeer ( Deputy Director & Chief Advancement Officer – Art Gallery of Ontario )

Arts, Culture and TLN

From an arts and culture perspective, Deputy Director of the AGO Alicia Vandermeer details TLN’s contribution to the gallery, its leadership in a cultural sector and its growing opportunities in community organizations.

Josie Verrillo (Director General National Congress of Italian-Canadians Montreal)

Bringing People Together

Josie Verrillo talks about TLN and Mediaset Italia’s commitment to the communities it serves and creating cultural connections.

Gianni Leonetti (President CIBPA Hamilton-Halton)

Partnering with TLN

President of CIBPA Hamilton-Halton, Gianni Leonetti discusses TLN’s strong and influential presence in the Hamilton community.

Stan Cho, Ontario PC Candidate: Willowdale

Second-generation Colombian-Canadian Camila Gonzalez speaks with, second-generation Korean Canadian Stan Cho about his family’s immigrant success story and our new CanadaWorld TV channel initiative. The urge to create unity and the passion for being Canadian is strong.

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