Advice for Justin Trudeau As He Heads to China

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From Paul Martin, an architect of the G 20

By Marie-Danielle Smith – National Post

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau endeavours to represent an open, interconnected and inclusive Canada on the multilateral stage, his last Liberal predecessor, Paul Martin, says this year’s G20 summit in Hangzhou, China presents an opportunity to make globalization really work.

Martin was an architect of the G20. To have finance ministers, and now leaders, meet to discuss international financial institutions, the economy and a wide range of other issues is a Canadian idea — and the former prime minister says it’s time for Canada to emerge as more of a leader.

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Trudeau Giving up Too Much for Too Little in China: Conservatives

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By A Correspondent

Official Opposition Trade critics Hon. Gerry Ritz and Randy Hoback issued the following statement in reaction to the Liberal government’s trip to China.
 
“On a day where we learn that the economy is performing worse than it has since the Great Recession, this Liberal government is more interested in photo ops than Canadian jobs and the middle class.  Rather than working with our allies on a common agenda for China, the Liberals seem to prefer going it alone. As a result, Canadians are giving up a lot and are getting little in return,” said Randy Hoback, Vice-Chair of the House of Commons International Trade Committee.

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South Asian Community From Around the World Honoured

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At ANOKHI MEDIA’s 13th Anniversary Star-Studded Awards Show in Toronto

By A Correspondent

ANOKHI MEDIA’s 13th Anniversary Awards Show rolled out the red carpet to welcome some of the world’s most renowned names in business, media, entertainment, crusader, and glamour, at one of Toronto’s hottest summer venues - 11 Polson Street, overlooking the Toronto skyline and lake, this past Thursday, August 25, 2016.  

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HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016)

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By A Correspondent

His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual Guru and head of global BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha passed away peacefully in Sarangpur, Gujarat, India, earlier on August 13. 

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, and John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, joined other world leaders in conveying their sincerest condolences on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual leader for millions of Hindus worldwide and the inspirer and creator of the renowned, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. (http://www.baps.org/toronto). 

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New Peacekeeping Plan A Missed Opportunity for Canada

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The Liberal government released on August 26 its much anticipated policy on peace-support operations. On paper, this is good news. In practice, it is disappointing: Remove the hype, and the new policy mostly amounts to tinkering with what was already in place.

The policy is built on three pillars. Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, first, announced the creation of a Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, with a budget of $150-million a year. It will co-ordinate whole-of-government responses to conflicts and crises around the world and will support targeted stabilization projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

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Now is the Time to Get on with Proportional Representation

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Parliament must seize the day: Ed Broadbent

By A Correspondent

After many years of study and debate, Broadbent Institute Chair Ed Broadbent, on August 29, urged members of the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform (ERRE) to work together to seize the historic opportunity to develop a made-in-Canada proportional representation system.

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Naga Peace Accord: Persistent Ambiguity

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By Nijeesh N.
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Though over a year has passed since the signing of the ‘historic Naga peace accord’ or the ‘framework agreement’ (as it was later termed) between the Government of India (GoI) and the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), the ‘framework’ has not been finalised yet, by either party. The ‘framework agreement’ was signed on August 3, 2015, by the GoI interlocutor for Naga talks R.N. Ravi and ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in New Delhi, after nearly 18 years and over 80 rounds of negotiations under ceasefire. Though most of the actual contents of the ‘agreement’ was not made public, GoI had affirmed that the ‘framework agreement’ was not a final settlement, and details would be disclosed in the succeeding six months. Regrettably, this remains a distant dream.   

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Canada Reaffirms Support For India's Nuclear NSG Membership Bid

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Press Trust of India - NDTV

Reaffirming its support for India's Nuclear Supplier's Group or NSG membership bid, Canada on Thursday said the scope of the deal between the two countries for supply of uranium can be further "expanded".

Speaking on a range of issues, Canadian High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to visit the country in the "not so distant future" and that dates are being worked out.

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Sikh Woman Makes History in Canadian Parliament

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Indo-Canadian Sikh MP Bardish Chagger has been named as the new Leader of the government in Canada's House of Commons, becoming the first woman to hold the post in the country's history to hold job of guiding government legislation through Parliament and replaces Dominic LeBlanc.

The new role will be a promotion for Chagger.

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Why Are Canada’s Exports Tumbling?

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

Let's call it as it is. Canada is hardly setting records on the international trade track these days. Far from it – we’re actually digressing. Growth surged at the beginning of the year in line with expectations, but a swift U-turn dashed those hopes, and the news has been pretty gloomy since. The upbeat outlook at the beginning of the year made sense, and still does. After all, the US economy is still powering ahead, and our dollar remains well below its post-recession average. What went wrong?

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Growth: Brexit Affects It

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

The British referendum result sent a seismic shock across the globe, and the aftershocks are still being felt. Analyzing the implications of the unexpected result is no small feat. Key events immediately following the vote shrouded the UK’s near future in an inky darkness, and at this point it’s unclear if anyone is close to finding the light switch. Concern among Canadians is high. Both Canadian and international CEOs cited the impact of global forces on business among their top three concerns in a recent KPMG study, and questions about Brexit ranked second overall on my recent cross-Canada speaking tour. Is it possible at this point to assess the impact on Canadian exporters?

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JUNE 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 11










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