The Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

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By A Correspondent

100 years ago, on January 28, 1916, the province of Manitoba granted women the right to vote in provincial elections. Women in Saskatchewan and Alberta followed shortly afterwards.

In honour of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, Manitoba ‘s Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross proclaimed January, “Women's Equality Month.”

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Nuclear Non-proliferation Should be a Canadian Policy Priority

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By Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson - The Globe and Mail

The future of nuclear non-proliferation rests heavily on two unfolding events and a third that is off the political radar. None gives reason for much optimism: One is the intentions of North Korea – the world’s most dangerous outlier – to expand its nuclear arsenal. The second is the viability of the fledgling nuclear accord with Iran. The third is already-nuclear Pakistan. All may be more closely linked than many think. This is also an issue where Canada should step up to the plate.

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Rebuilding and Expanding the North American Relationship

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By Dana Gabriel

A major priority for Canada’s new prime minister is to reset the relationships with both the U.S. and Mexico. There is a real opportunity for all three countries to recommit to building a North American community. This includes expanding political, security and economic cooperation, as well as greater coordination on issues such as energy and the environment. Further deepening Canada-Mexico ties is one of the keys to strengthening continental relations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which builds on the commitments of NAFTA could also help take North American trilateral integration to the next level.

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EU Approached Canada to Rework

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‘Investor Protection’ in Free Trade Deal

By Global Justice Now

The Canadian broadcaster CBC reported on January 21 that the “EU quietly asks Canada to rework trade deal's thorny investment clause.”  The CBC report speculates that the free trade deal "risks a humiliating defeat on a ratification vote expected at the EU's parliament in Brussels this fall, unless a compromise can be reached to appease moderate opponents."

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Canada Has Welcomed Its First 10,000 Syrian Refugees

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By A Correspondent

A significant milestone was reached late on January 12 evening. Canada has now welcomed more than 10,000 Syrian refugees to our country as part of the #WelcomeRefugees initiative, bringing us closer to our goal of welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016.  

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Prime Minister Trudeau Asked to State Position on Energy East

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By A Correspondent

The Hon. Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar and the Official Opposition Critic Responsible for Natural Resources and Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, on January 22, expressed their disappointment in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trivialization of Canada’s natural resource sector to the entire world, despite 20% of Canada’s nominal GDP being contributed to it. On the heels of Mr. Trudeau’s statement, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre negated the importance of Energy East.

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On Issues Including Energy East

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Statements of Premier Kathleen Wynne and Premier Rachel Notley after meeting in Toronto

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on January 22, in Toronto to discuss issues important to the future prosperity of both provinces. The meeting focused on climate change, the upcoming First Ministers’ Meeting and infrastructure, including Energy East. 

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Mobile Technology to Keep Seniors Connected to Emergency Care

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As Canada’s aging population increases, we continue to see the different ways that Canadians embrace and care for their elders, and keep traditional alive all under one roof. Asian communities in Canada are especially good examples of those who show special care and respect for their elders.  

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Call For Universal Drug Plan at Health Ministers Meeting

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New Democrats are calling for a universal prescription drugs plan to be included in a new Health Accord. One in four Canadian families can't afford to take medications the way their doctor prescribed. 

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Premier Wynne Departs on India Trade Mission

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Mission Will Promote Ontario’s Expertise and Competitive Advantage

From Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne is travelling to India today to strengthen economic, political and cultural ties with the world's third-largest economy.

From January 31 to February 5, the Premier will lead a delegation of experts from Ontario's sustainable development and urban infrastructure, business, and higher education sectors across India to promote Ontario's business advantage and create opportunities for new partnerships. The delegation will visit four cities -- New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Mumbai -- and will formalize agreements and memorandums of understanding within the research, infrastructure, technology, science and health sectors.

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Ontario Premier Joins Indo-Canadians in Republic Day Celebrations

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Before Wynn left for mission to India

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Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, who just before she left for India on a 10-day trade mission, joined the Indo-Canadian community in celebrating India’s 67th Republic Day at the Indian mission here on Tuesday.

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MARCH 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 8










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