Towards ‘Real Change’ in Canada
By Suresh Jaura*
IDN-InDepthNews Analysis | INPS
‘Real Change’ as promised in the
election campaign has come to
Canada with Justin Pierre James
Trudeau, leader of the Liberal
Party, taking over as 23rd Prime
Minister of Canada.
Justin is the eldest son of the 15th
Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre
Trudeau, prompting observers to
describe him as the first in Canada’s political destiny. Born December 25, 1971, he is the second youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history after Joe Clark who headed the government from June 1979 to March 1980.
The Liberal Party bagged majority mandate winning 184 seats in the 42nd Federal election on October 19. This was an impressive win for the party under Justin Trudeau, who was elected in April 2013 as leader of the third party in Canada. In 2011 election, the Liberals had the worst showing in its history with 19 percent of the popular vote and 34 seats.
To the New Canadian Government
Some Food for Thought On India Trade
By Kam Rathee *
[Editor's Note: This article was written before the poll results came out.]
As Canada heads to the polls, one’s mind turns to who the winner will be and what their plans may be in the context of Canada-India business relations.
Canada's Once-secret 'Atomic Veterans' Get Place in War Museum
By Tom Spears – Ottawa Citizen
Jim Huntley was an 18-year-old Canadian soldier shipped off to Nevada in 1957 with 39 others, and told nothing. Until an American officer told them an atomic bomb was about to blow up 20 kilometres away.
Even facing away from the test blast with their hands covering their closed eyes, the men were stunned by what they saw.
Justin Trudeau Ends The Harper Conservative Regime
By Jim Miles*
Winning a significant victory, Justin Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, replaced the neoconservative Stephen Harper as Canada’s Prime Minister elect. For Canada it was a long election process, about twice as long as is usually provided. It allowed Trudeau to demonstrate that he was a perfectly capable debater, and that he had policy options that were in some ways very different from Harper - in particular, acknowledging that he would run a deficit for the first three years, a move that also took him to the left of the New Democratic Party.
On South Asian Win in Canada Election
History Made, Politics Changed Forever From Personal To Community Perspective
By Meera Gill *
Canada is a country that has learnt from its past and is on its way to make mends.It has and is still recovering from its dark political and social discriminating policies against its Aboriginal people, German speaking Hetaerist and Mennonites, Russian-Speaking Doukhobors, Blacks, Chinese, Japanese and the South Asians.
22 Canadians of South Asian origin in New Parliament
By A Correspondent
In the 42nd general election, Canadians of South Asian origin have a total of 22 MPs in the federal parliament, which is three times the number in the previous parliament.
Twenty MPs are from Liberal Party and two from Conservative Party: Bob Saroya from GTA - Markham-Unionville and Deepak Obhrai re-elected from Calgary Forest Lawn.
TPP: Trading People for Profit
By Mark Moreno Pascual *
The recently concluded Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will expand corporate profits at the expense of people’s rights. A new addition to the growing number of free trade agreements (FTAs) took centre stage last Monday as the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclusion of a mammoth trade deal that covers more than 40% of the global economy.
Investment: A Rush for the Entrances?
By Peter G Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada
Sadly, we are too familiar with stories of a mad rush for the exits. Panic can incite a stampede that leaves many hurt, or worse. The economy has seen its share of these in the past seven years. Less frequent is the rush for the entrances. Football games and rock concerts have seen these, but economic inbound rushes don’t quickly come to mind. Do they occur, and if so, are they at all relevant to current conditions?
#HarperEconomy: From Worst to … Worster?
By Jim Stanford *
As this marathon election campaign enters its final days, it is interesting to look back on the evolution of the economic debate during the past 11 weeks on the hustings. The Harper Conservatives once again tried to play the “economic card,” claiming their policies are essential to Canada’s future growth and prosperity. But this time, that argument did not resonate with voters. Indeed, opinion polls indicate no significant gap remaining in public perceptions of the economic credentials or credibility of the three major parties.
Toronto is The Child Poverty Capital of Canada: Report
By Kendra Mangione – CTV News
Toronto has the highest percentage of youth living in poverty of Canada's 14 largest urban areas, according to a newly released report.
The report was released by the Toronto Children's Aid Society on October 13, and was compiled using tax filer data from Statistics Canada for 2013.
“LOVE BIRDS”: Search for The Next Dancing Superstars
A Reality Dance Competition in Toronto for Couples - Registrations Ooen: Nov 9
By A Correspondent
TK Connections presents “LOVE BIRDS” - a Valentine’s Night to be held on February 5, 2016 in Mississauga. Love Birds will provide a platform to search for the next Dance Reality Superstars in Toronto.