Expanding Canadian Resources into New Markets

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By Parm Gill
MP from Brampton Springdale

Canada’s natural resources are vital to our country’s current and long-term prosperity. From coast to coast to coast, Canada has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources in sectors as diverse as energy, forestry, minerals and metals. These natural resources will be the backbone of our country’s continued economic growth and prosperity and will help create thousands of high-quality jobs for hard-working Canadians.

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Canada Bucking Global FDI Trend

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

World political leaders still have an axe to grind with business. Corporations are still sitting on a vast cash-stash, and don't seem to be in a hurry to invest. The same is true of cross-border investments. From a low level in 2012, they are eking out very modest growth thus far in 2013. Will business hesitation hold back the world economy indefinitely, or is there hope that things will turn around?

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Minister Alexander Addresses Startup Community on Canada Day

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By A Correspondent

Building on the momentum of the launch of Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program earlier this year, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander spoke to members of Canada’s startup community and industry leaders on November 21 as part of Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

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Information Sharing on Transportation of Dangerous Goods

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By A Correspondent

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, on November 20, issued a protective direction directing rail companies to share information with municipalities. By issuing the protective direction, the Minister has acted to further enhance safety in the transportation of dangerous goods and facilitate an ongoing dialogue between railways and municipalities.

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Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying Introduced

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By A Correspondent

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on November 20, introduced legislation to address criminal behaviour associated with cyberbullying. This legislation demonstrates the Government's firm commitment to ensuring that Canadians are better protected against online exploitation. Minister MacKay was joined by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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Helping Skilled Immigrants in Ontario Succeed

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New Agreement Supporting More Newcomers to Get Licensed, Find Jobs

By A Correspondent

The Governments of Ontario and Canada are expanding the Ontario Bridge Training Program, helping thousands of skilled immigrants get licensed and find jobs in their fields.

To date, the Ontario Bridge Training Program has supported 50,000 highly-skilled immigrants by providing vital services, such as education and skills assessments, clinical or workplace experience, occupation-related language training and exam preparation for professional licensing.

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Quebec Should Protect Religious Minorities

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By Ashu Solo *

What kind of society do we live in where the Parti Quebecois (P.Q.) would table a Quebec charter of values to ban devout public servants from practicing their religious values by wearing turbans, hijabs, and yarmulkes while allowing people to be naked in various media and clubs?

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Discussing The Benefits Of The Canada-India CEPA

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Senator Asha Seth Hosts Government of India

 By A Correspondent

Senator Asha Seth welcomed High Commissioner of India H.E. Admiral Nirmal Verma, representatives of the Indian Government, and key stakeholders for an interactive discussion and dinner reception on behalf of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). The evening explored the opportunities that will be consequence to the completion of the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

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Catastrophic Effects of Malnutrition on Economy

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By A Correspondent

“Nourishing India, growing its economy” was the theme of a reception on November 5 hosted by Senator Asha Seth and MP Patrick Brown on behalf of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC). The event highlighted the severe problem of malnourishment faced by many developing countries despite booming economic development.

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ICCC Organizes B2B Meetings for FICCI Delegation

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By A Correspondent

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) organised 20 business to business (B2B) meetings for a visiting small and medium businesses delegation led by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), a premier business organization of Indian businesses.

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Toronto Chapter of ICAI Celebrates 7th Year

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By A Correspondent

It was an evening of entertainment and socializing. The convention center at the Radisson Plaza in Mississauga was alive with over 300 professionals, business persons and members of the Toronto Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) who gathered to participate in the event on November 19.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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