Making the Senate Work for the Community
EXCLUSIVE TO INDO-CANADA OUTLOOK
By Dr Asha Seth, Senator
A little over a year ago I could have never imagined the many wonderful opportunities that my new role as a member of the Senate of Canada would provide. Most of my life I was simply as Dr. Asha Seth, and I dedicated myself to the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This task was fulfilling and allowed me to bring the gift of medicine and health to many patients in my hometown of Toronto. Yet I never wanted the good I could do for others to be confined by the walls of my office.
John of God Performing Miracles for Over 50 Years
Editor's Note: After having heard so much about John of God over the years, it was a nice experience to see him in person and feel the current / energy flow during my visit on the first day. We had an opportunity, the previous evening, to meet Susie and her husband, Gurudeva, with a group who had travelled with them from US. They explained in detail of what was to follow the next morning.
By Susie Verde *
For over fifty years, the man dubbed “John of God” has been doing what most of us would call miracles—healing malignant tumors without a cut, helping the blind to see again, supporting the lame to walk once more. Though by now he’s seen millions, who come to him from all over the world, John of God still says he has never healed anybody, turning over that credit to “God and the Good Spirits.” What seems clear is that he is a vehicle (or “medium”) for some of the most amazing healing work taking place on the planet today.
John of God Performs Healing Work in Toronto
By Satesh Narain *
For the first time Joao De Deus, John of God, The Miracle Man from Brazil, was in Toronto, Canada, at the Convention Centre on March 15th – 17th, 2013 to do his healing work.
Medium Joao was happy to be here in Toronto and he showed his gratitude by thanking all the people there, organizers, city of Toronto, law makers, politicians, and many others for their support and their attendance.
By the Numbers: Facts about Racial Discrimination in Canada
By A Correspondent
Canadians have managed to convince ourselves that racism is some else’s problem – that Canada is a bastion of inclusion and a safe haven for all people. Or if not so extreme as that, we at least believe that, deep down, racism isn’t that big of a deal here. (FreeThoughtBlog)
Here are some facts by the numbers:
Reality Check: Budget 2013
By Bob Rae*
Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have recklessly chosen to put all our national challenges aside in the new budget in order to contrive the semblance of a surplus before the next election. So much for all their claims about Canada's economic success. By putting politics before real, pressing needs, they are failing our families, failing our youth and failing our economy.
Fast Facts on Trade in 2012
By Peter G. Hall *
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada
Normally, this column is forward-looking, but occasionally, it pays to reflect on recent events. Annual merchandise trade data for 2012 are hot off the press, and analysts are still dissecting the details. Here are some key features of 2012, and reflections on their impact on Canada’s trade scene.
Call to Increase Free Trade and Immigration with India
By Todd Smith MPP *
Ontario can and will lead Canada in job creation again, but to get there we need to knock down barriers to free trade along with implementing pro-growth immigration policies with India.
That’s why Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and our Caucus published the discussion paper Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth.
New Markets for Canadian LNG Critical For Jobs and Economy
By A Correspondent
The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, emphasised the need to create new markets for Canadian LNG in keynote remarks at “Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in B.C.,” British Columbia’s first international liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference.
Our Government’s plan for Responsible Resource Development supports jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity in British Columbia and across Canada,” said Minister Oliver.
Democracy Canadian-style Abroad
By Eric Walberg *
Canada's role in the postmodern imperial world is as a poster child for promoting formal electoral democracy -- at home and abroad. Internationally, instead of offering peacekeeping troops to the UN, as in days of yore, and promoting grassroots development in the third world, it takes orders directly from its US-Euro masters, helping them invade countries if necessary to set up the mechanisms for elections, and ignoring for the most part the real problems that the poor of the world face. It uses its foreign diplomatic service not to promote peace and social justice, but to support the needs of Canadian corporations abroad and facilitate their quest for profits.
Leo Housakos' Views: Insult to Canada's Multicultural Tapestry
By Jim Karygiannnis MP
- An article titled "Multiculturalism's An Outdated Insult" recently appeared concurrently in Toronto's English-language newspaper, The Globe and Mail, as well as in Montreal's French-language daily, La Presse. Penned by Leo Housakos, a Canadian Senator of Greek descent, the item brought the ever-controversial issue of multiculturalism in Canada into the spotlight once again. Full Article -
Canada Open for Business to Start-Up Entrepreneurs
By A Correspondent
New Start-Up Visa opens for applications on April 1
The world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world, with ideas for new business ventures and financial backing from Canadian investors, can apply to the brand-new Start-Up Visa Program as of April 1, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on March 28.