Proliferation Concerns Secondary in Nuclear Deal with India

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By Cesar Jaramillo

The uneven application of Canada's nuclear non-proliferation standards is becoming increasingly apparent.

For a country that has so vehemently decried the mere possibility that Iran might one day produce even a single nuclear weapon, Canada seems remarkably eager to supply uranium to India, a rogue nuclear weapons state that counts its nuclear warheads in the hundreds.

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India-Canada Joint Statement

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Canadian Prime Minister the Right Honourable Stephen Harper hosted the Prime Minister of India the Honourable Narendra Modi who is undertaking an historic bilateral visit to Canada, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years, including Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver on 14-16 April 2015. The visit comprises extensive engagement with Canada’s political, business and academic leadership and robust interactions with the Indian diaspora. It included a call on the Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

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Commercial Agreements Between Canadian and Indian Firms

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April 16: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, today welcomed 16 commercial agreements and announcements by Canadian and Indian companies and organizations, which will help create jobs in both countries. The commercial agreements and announcements have a combined value of over $1.6 billion.

The announcements cover a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, mining, infrastructure, sustainable technologies, and information and communications technology.

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New Initiatives Between Canada and India

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April 15: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, today witnessed the signing and finalization of six significant initiatives between Canada and India that will help to further advance bilateral relations between the two countries. They were joined by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade.

The initiatives announced today will promote greater collaboration in the areas of civil aviation, railway transportation, education and skills development, space, social security, and maternal, newborn and child health. 

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Uranium Contract for India’s Energy Program: Cameo

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April 15: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the announcement by Cameco, a Saskatoon-based Canadian company, of a contract for the supply of over seven million pounds of uranium concentrate to India over the next five years for the generation of electricity. The contract with India’s Department of Atomic Energy was signed during the official visit to Canada by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and was witnessed by both leaders.

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Federal Budget 2015

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Economic Action Plan 2015 supports jobs and growth, helps families and communities prosper, and ensures the security of Canadians…

April 21: Minister of Finance Joe Oliver today tabled Economic Action Plan 2015, the Harper Government’s balanced-budget, low-tax plan for jobs, growth and security.

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Conservative Budget Stubbornly Spends Billions on Wealthiest Few

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NDP Press Release

“A cynical approach that fails to give cities the flexibility to get Canadians moving”

Canadians have been waiting for a Budget from Ottawa that’s focused on their priorities and the needs of the middle class – not just the wealthiest among us. After ten years of Conservative deficits and mismanagement, Canada’s middle class families are working harder and falling further behind.

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Speech by Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on Budget

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This is a budget that gives the most to Canadians who need it the least. I am not saying that this is not an important document—quite the contrary.

Soon we will have an election. When the time comes for us to campaign, the Prime Minister and his candidates will cite this latest budget when they try to convince voters to keep them in power. Therefore, it is important that Canadians know what this is, what is in it and what is not.

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The Canada Pension Plan at 50!

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Commentary by Ralph Goodale
Member of Parliament for Wescana

Lester Pearson was a remarkable Canadian.  We first came to know him as a proficient global statesman, skilled in the diplomacy of multilateralism.  He assisted at the birth of the United Nations, invented the concept of peace-keeping, and won the Nobel Peace Prize.  In 1963, he became Prime Minister of Canada.

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Ontario Budget 2015 Makes Largest Infrastructure Investment

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April 23: Finance Minister Charles Sousa today released the 2015 Budget, which makes possible an unprecedented investment in infrastructure to support economic growth and new jobs.

The Budget acts on the government's commitment to finding more innovative ways to grow the economy while maintaining the vital public services that families and communities rely on. This includes unlocking the value of provincial assets to support the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history.

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Joint Statement from Ontario and Québec Premiers

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Québec Premier Philippe Couillard released the following statement today concerning Ontario and Québec's collaboration on cap and trade:

"Climate change is endangering the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our children and grandchildren. It is already costing the people of Ontario and Québec -- it has devastated communities, damaged homes, businesses and crops, and increased insurance rates.

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APRIL 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 9










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