Isabelle Kaif to be Honoured at Miss India- Canada 2014

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By A Correspondent

Up and coming actress in Hollywood, Isabelle Kaif will be this year’s Guest of Honour at the 24th annual Miss India-Canada Event, presented by Chevrolet, on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in association with Zee TV Canada. As a rising star, Isabelle will be presented the prestigious Special Achievement Award for contribution to independent cinema. She is the sister of well-known Bollywood actress, Katrina Kaif.

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Trade Confidence is Up...Again!

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

For those whose working lives began in the past 5-7 years, ‘normal’ has been pretty gloomy. For much of that abnormally long period, a key economic ingredient – confidence – has been missing. In the middle of last year, it made a comeback. No, it’s not really roaring back, but in key OECD nations, it is back into the historically normal zone, and is rising. That’s a great relief, but is it affecting business flows? In Canada’s case, is it doing anything for exporters and their international activities?

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Canada’s Most Ambitious Pro-Trade Plan in History

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Member of Parliament Parm Gill, on June 23, highlighted the Harper government’s plan to support Canadian workers and businesses for continued success, economic growth and prosperity in Brampton and across Canada.

Since 2006, Canada has concluded free trade agreements with 10 countries, including the recent Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s first free trade agreement in Asia, as well as Colombia, Jordan, Panama, Peru, the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and Honduras.

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Government Welcomes Royal Assent of Bill C-24

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The government celebrates the passage of reforms to the Citizenship Act

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on June 19 that reforms to the Citizenship Act received final passage and Royal Assent. The reforms will strengthen the rules around access to citizenship to ensure that new citizens are better prepared for full participation and integration into Canadian society, with the goal of fostering in new Canadians a stronger attachment to Canadian values and traditions.

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Helping Canadians Start-Up Companies to Grow and Prosper

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By A Correspondent

Introduction

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on June 20, the organizations that have been chosen to advance in the selection process for the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP), which is designed to help outstanding small- and medium-sized Canadian enterprises to grow, prosper and create jobs. He made the announcement at Communitech, a hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Deficient Infrastructure Hurts Economic Growth, Productivity

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By Ralph Goodale
Member of Parliament for Wascana

It was during the 2011 federal election that Stephen Harper started pledging certain expensive tax cuts that would overwhelmingly favour the wealthy. 

He called it "income-splitting" and it sounded politically attractive.  But what he didn't reveal was that only a small fraction of Canadians would qualify -- 85% of all families (i.e., most of those at middle and lower income levels) would get little or nothing from Mr. Harper's scheme.

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Towards A Youth Job Guarantee

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Broadbent Institute Challenges Business and Ottawa To Move

Plan tackles steep unemployment and underemployment among youth under 25


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The Broadbent Institute is calling on Canadian businesses and the federal government to create 186,000 full-time co-op, paid internship and summer jobs to help young people make a successful transition from education to work in a new report released on June 23.

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Welcoming More New Canadians at Taste of Asia Festival

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on July 28 welcomed approximately 50 new citizens from 21 countries at a special citizenship ceremony at the CIBC Taste of Asia Festival.

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Building Ontario Up: A Strong Team for a More Secure Future

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Premier Wynne and Cabinet Members Sworn in

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Premier Kathleen Wynne and her cabinet team were sworn in to office on June 24 during a ceremony at Queen’s Park.

Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, said, I am grateful for the trust the people of this province have placed in our government. We will work hard every day to build Ontario up, to create new opportunities for people and to ensure a more secure future.”

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Guyana’s 48th Independence Anniversary in Toronto

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By Ann Harper *

Eversince May 26th 1966 it has been the tradition for Guyanese at home and abroad alike to observe annually Independence Day as a holiday and it is marked by a ‘Flag Raising Ceremony’.

It was 48 years ago when the Duke of Kent, Sir Richard Luyt Guyana’s 1st Governor General on the behalf of the Queen of England; presented to the late Prime Minister Forbes Burnham in the House of Assembly special papers containing ‘a matter of great urgency’ .

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Murli Nedungadi’s Access India

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The Canadian’s A to Z Guide to Travelling and Doing Business Abroad

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India is a country of ‘exreme paradoxes’ with over 48 ‘dollar billionaires’ on the one hand and 260 million below poverty line, said Shashi Tharoor, the former UN Under Secretary General, in 2008. A 2010 UN report noted that about half of its 1.2 billion have mobile phones, but only 366 million people have access to toilets.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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