TD’s Bollywood Monster Mashup: A Great Success

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By A Correspondent

The largest South Asian festival in Canada, the fifth annual Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM) presented by TD, has grown to become the highest attended South Asian. Huge numbers of South Asians and people from all around flock every year to enjoy our innovative, fun, and family-oriented activities.

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Mast Mast Kalaiyaan: Sukhwinder Singh and Kanika Kapoor

Saturday, October 10, 2015  6.30 pm

Nanda & Associate Lawyers present Sukhwinder Singh and Kanika Kapoor live in concert on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, accompanied by Bollywood dance performances and a live orchestral band.

Sukhwinder Singh’s hits include Chaiyya Chaiyya from the film Dil Se..., and Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Chaiyya Chaiyya was featured in Inside Man, starring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen. Other hits include Chak De India and Jai Ho, which won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and was featured in Slumdog Millionaire.

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42nd Canada Federal Election

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The voting for 2015 Canada’s federal election is on Monday, October 19.

There are 338 ridings instead of 308 in the last election.

On October 27, 2011, the Conservative government tabled Bill C-20,[1] a measure that would expand the House of Commons from 308 to 338 seats, with 15 additional seats for Ontario, 6 additional seats each for Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 for Quebec.[2] This follows two previous measures to expand the chamber from its current size.[3][4][5] The new electoral districts came into effect for the 2015 federal election.

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The Closing of the Canadian Mind

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By Stephen Marche – The New York Times

The prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it.

He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his opponents in quieter, less public venues, like the scholarly Munk Debates and CPAC, Canada’s equivalent of CSPAN. His own campaign events were subject to gag orders until a public outcry forced him to rescind the forced silence of his supporters.

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A New Strategy For A Safer Ontario

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Ontario is developing a new strategy to build safer, stronger communities across the province.

By A Correspondent

The nature of policing and the role of police officers have changed since the Police Services Act was written in 1990. As a result of advancements in technology, including the widespread use of the internet, the increasing frequency of police interactions with vulnerable individuals, such as those suffering with mental health or addiction issues, and Ontarians' enhanced expectations about oversight and accountability of law enforcement, policing has evolved.

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First Nations, Ontario Sign Political Accord

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Signing of Agreement Represents Another Positive Step in Reconciliation Efforts

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The Chiefs of Ontario and the Government of Ontario signed, on August 24, a historic Political Accord  that will guide the relationship between First Nations and the province.

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Climate Change Summit Inspires N.W.T. Youth

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Summit, sponsored by Ecology North and Pembina Institute, issues 4 declarations

By Kyle Muzyka, CBC News

As the Youth Leaders Summit on climate change came to a close Friday in Yellowknife, the eight young attendees left feeling educated, informed and inspired.

The summit, organized by Ecology North and the Pembina Institute, began Aug. 24 and ran all week. This is the first time the summit has travelled, visiting Fort Providence, Enterprise, Behchoko, Hay River and Kikisa. Attendees heard how different communities are affected by climate change.

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Easy Does It

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By Peter G Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Crack open a newspaper, business journal or newsmagazine, scan TV business news, or surf the biz-net, and you’ll hear a message over and over: diversify. More and more, this message is aimed at foreign business. If you’re not in fast-growing emerging markets, you’re falling behind. It hasn’t always been a message that has played well in Canada, but it sure seems to have taken hold.

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An Economic No-Brainer

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The Employment, Income, and Fiscal Benefits of Universal ECE

By Jim Stanford *

Usually when social advocates approach government to lobby for a needed improvement in our social or income support programs, we are immediately confronted with the same old knee-jerk response: “That’s all well and good, but we simply can’t afford it.”  More often than not, this claim that the cupboard is bare is not justified.  In reality, Canada’s governments have ample fiscal capacity to fund the programs and services necessary for a healthier, more inclusive society.

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Renu Mandhane: Ontario’s New Human Rights Commissioner

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Renu is an International Human Rights Expert

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Ontario has nominated international human rights law expert Renu Mandhane for appointment as the next chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.

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'Haryana Canada Ties Are a ‘Win-Win’ for All' : Khattar

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Manohar Lal Khattar announces #Happening Haryana conclave

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Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, invited Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) to lead a delegation of small business entrepreneurs and professionals to the #Happening Haryana investment conclave scheduled to be held in Chandigarh next year. The Honourable Chief Minister was addressing members of the Chamber at a business meeting convened on August 23 evening in Toronto.

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