EDC Wins Global Finance's 2015 Best Trade Finance Agency Award
By A Correspondent
Export Development Canada (EDC) was today awarded the Best Trade Finance Multi-Lateral Institution or Export Credit Agency Award for 2015 by Global Finance magazine.
EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, and the leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding for Canadian companies of all sizes that do business outside of Canada
Budget Delay Exposes Economic Ineptitude
By Marc Garneau
Liberal Party MP for Westmount—Ville-Marie
After putting all his eggs in one basket—counting on oil prices remaining high—Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now lurching about, searching for a plan B and making it up as he goes along.
Bank of Canada Contradicts Harper Government
By Ralph Goodale
Member of Parliament for Wescana
Stephen Harper's vaunted "management" of the Canadian economy is bedevilled by serious contradictions and mediocre results.
Mr. Harper once spoke enthusiastically, at home and abroad, about the central importance of Canada's energy sector. We are a global superpower in oil and gas, he said. And he looked to that one sector to be the prime driver of national economic well-being. That singular focus also shaped his fiscal policies, his views on the environment and his relationship with our biggest trading partner in the United States.
English language Premiere of 'The Sound of Cracking Bones'
Indo-Canadian actress Harveen Sandhu stars in Pleiades Theatre, with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille, withSuzanne Lebeau’s winner of the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
By A Correspondent
“The shock of emotion and revolt could not be more explosive.” – Voir Québec
Pleiades Theatre, with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille, presents the English-language premiere of TheSound of Cracking Bones (Le bruit des os qui craquent) by internationallyacclaimed playwright Suzanne Lebeau. Directed by John Van Burek, this poetic, gripping and inspiring story of two child soldiers will be presented at Theatre Passe Muraille in English from February 14-28, 2015 and in French from March 3-7, 2015.
Justin Trudeau Celebrates ‘Diversity’ with GTA’s Media
By Nouman Khalil
With Canada’s next federal election year underway and rumors of early polls hovering, the Liberal Party seemed to have focused its attention on its former stronghold – Peel region.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau celebrated ‘diversity’ in Mississauga with the GTA’s media yesterday evening. All of the party’s local candidates –mainly new faces – also attended the event.
Suhaag Winter Show: A Hit with Brides and Grooms!
Presented by Chevrolet
By A Correspondent
Patrons at the18th Annual Suhaag Show witnessed breathtaking wedding fashion, the hottest trends in decor, make-up and hair, photography and video, cakes and more! The event was presented by Chevrolet in association with TD Bank. This year also saw the biggest fashion issue till date with the launch of the 16th edition of the Suhaag magazine.
INDIA: News Briefs
Four persons including Army officer killed in encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir: Four persons, including a Commanding Officer (CO) of the Army, a Head Constable (HC) of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and two militants were killed in an encounter with militants in the Tral area of Pulwama District on January 27. The slain militants belonged to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM). Daily Excelsior, January 28, 2015.
Aga Khan Gets Top Indian Award
As part of the commemoration of its 66th Republic Day, India has awarded the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations.
What Was Gandhi’s Evaluation Of RSS?
By Ram Puniyani
Today having occupied the seat of power, RSS is desperate to link itself to the legacy of freedom movement from which it had kept aloof. It had criticized the freedom movement as people from all the communities were part of It. RSS aims for Hindu nation, the way Muslim League’s goal was Muslim nation. Today treading a careful path it wants to appropriate Gandhi for which a ‘certificate’ is needed from Gandhi. So his sentence is being manipulated to highlight ‘hard disciplined work’ and to hide the rider that ‘so had been the ‘Nazis of Hitler and Fascists of Mussolini.’ The basic contradiction in the two types of nationalisms should guide us as what was Gandhi’s attitude was towards RSS, despite the well manicured claims from RSS combine.
Education: When Accountability is Not Institutional
By Arun Kumar *
Higher education in India suffers from a lack of a democratic leadership that understands its true nature. For those heading academic institutions, accountability is personal and not institutional or societal. The erosion of autonomy and accountability in centres of education is the biggest challenge an aspirational and rising India faces
Real Pride of Ancient Indian Science
By Sunita Narain *
I write this with considerable impatience and one question. Do we really have the time to waste on controversies like what ancient India did or did not achieve by way of scientific discoveries? This is when there is the huge unfinished agenda to use the best of science to tackle current challenges and crises.