TRC Recommendation on UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples
PM Harper won’t implement
Prime Minister Stephen Harper signaled June 2 his government would not be implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People despite a call for the move from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report released earlier in the day.
Harper also refused to back the conclusion of the commission which determined Indian residential schools were a main tool used by the Canadian government in its policy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples.
Chief Justice: Canada's ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals
By Sean Fine
Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples, in what she calls the worst stain on Canada’s human-rights record.
Genocide – an attempt to destroy a people, in whole or part – is a crime under international law. The United Nations’ Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted in 1948, does not use the phrase “cultural genocide,” but says genocide may include causing serious mental harm to a group.
Canada Guilty of Cultural Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Canada is guilty of committing cultural genocide against Indigenous people, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission said in a summary of its final report released on June 2.
The TRC builds a case that leads it to conclude Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples and used Indian residential schools used as its main weapon.
The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices
By Peter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada
Plunging crude oil prices have dramatically changed the economic growth landscape. Canada knows this all too well – anything related to oil seems to be in freefall, while outside of energy, industry is expecting a bonanza. The effect is being felt across the global macroeconomy. Oil exporters are counting their losses, while net importers are already projecting handsome dividends. As an imminent rebound is unlikely, how will the price plunge change world growth? And how is Canada expected to fare?
Groveling for Crumbs in NAFTA’s Grim Reality
By Jim Stanford *
You could hear jaws dropping onto factory floors right across Ontario’s auto belt last month. Export Development Canada (EDC) announced a $525 million loan to Volkswagen. The money was not to lure the company – the world’s largest automaker – to Canada. To the contrary, we’re helping finance Volkswagen’s growth 4000 kilometers away: with expanded factories in Mexico and Tennessee, and a new plant in Mexico (producing luxury Audis).
Systemic Abuse of Temporary Foreign Workers
Highlighted by Landmark Human Rights Ruling
By A Correspondent
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found Presteve Foods Limited discriminated against two women from Mexico working under the Temporary Foreign Worker program. One of the two remaining complainants out of 39 received the highest damages award in the Tribunal's history. The Tribunal found that the women were exposed to sexual solicitation, sexual harassment, discrimination in employment, and a sexually poisoned work environment.
Revocation of Citizenship of Dual Citizens Convicted of Terrorism
Measures came into force officially today that enable Canada to revoke citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason and high treason, and/or spying for foreign governments.
Canadian citizenship can now also be revoked from dual citizens for taking up arms against Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces, whether as a member of a foreign army or in non-state terrorist groups like ISIS.
Start-up Visa Program Helps Launch Six New Companies in Canada
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, touted the success of the Start-up Visa Program today with the announcement of more successful applicants who have been approved for permanent residence in recent months
The Start-up Visa Program is helping to spur entrepreneurialism and create economic growth across the country and in a variety of industries. Successful applicants and their companies will be based in Toronto, Halifax, Thunder Bay, Vancouver and Victoria.
Premier Kathleen Wynne Announces Mission to India in 2016
Premier Kathleen Wynne will lead a mission to India in early 2016 to foster more opportunities for trade and investment and promote Ontario's expertise in sustainable development.
Miss India-Canada 2015
June 26, 2015
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CULTURE, TALENT & GLAMOUR
By A Correspondent
Chevrolet presents the 25th Annual MISS INDIA-CANADA Event on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the International Plaza Hotel in Toronto. Once again, this year’s Miss India-Canada will win a brand new 2015 Chevrolet Spark.
Summit Explores Mutual Growth Opportunities
Canada India Healthcare Summit Discusses on generic drugs, South Asian health issues and research collaboration
By A Correspondent
Generic drugs, South Asian health issues, digital health and healthcare collaboration initiatives were some of the important topics discussed at the two-day Healthcare Summit hosted by the Canada India Foundation (CIF) in association with Toronto Rehab Foundation and the Indo Canada Business Chamber (ICBC).
Power Packed Duo and a Percussion Treat at Small World Music!
By Zayetta Dasgupta *
Small World Music, a charitable organization, is a sought- after stage for high caliber artists in Toronto, developing a community outreach that transcends to simply, music. Canadian performers along with international artists share their passion and talent at Small World Music, a multicultural community, speaking music and bridging gaps across oceans. Their first show was held in 1997 and since then, Small World Music has conducted nearly 400 events showcasing many Canadian debuts by performers from around the world. Established performers from diverse cultures bring in various musical evenings that enchant audiences through evenings never to be forgotten.
Around the World in… One Weekend
Mississauga hosted 28 cultural pavilions at this year’s Carassauga festival
By A Correspondent
The Carassauga Festival, beginning on May 22, provided non-stop entertainment, food and fun for three days straight, celebrating Canada’s multicultural heritage with the country’s largest festival of its kind.