Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Visit Canada

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By A Correspondent

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on, March 25, announced that he will welcome Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, on his visit Canada from April 14 to 16, 2015, making stops in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.
Prime Minister Modi’s bilateral visit to Canada his first since taking office will provide an opportunity for the leaders to reaffirm the close relationship between Canada and India and to discuss ways to further broaden its scope. Increased cooperation in the fields of science and technology, innovation, education, security, counter-terrorism and energy are expected to feature prominently in discussions.

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Vishnu Prakash High Commissioner of India in Canada

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By A Correspondent

On Feb 19, senior diplomat Vishnu Prakash was appointed India’s High Commissioner to Canada.

Mr. Prakash presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, on March 31 in Ottawa.

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Is the Weak Loonie a Worry?

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

America is worrying about its strong currency. For the most part, Canada’s weak currency has been hailed as a good-news story, a benefit to the long-suffering manufacturing sector. On a net basis, the immediate effects will be positive, boosting nationwide GDP growth by up to 1.2 per cent over the next 18 months. But the news isn’t all good. In a globalized economy, there is more inflow of goods and services associated with higher exports to the rest of the world. Is there a downside to recent movement?

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Step in on Immigration Detention

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Lawyers, Activists Urge Ontario Courts

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An innovative legal challenge is trying to force the Federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network and lawyers for two long-term immigration detainees askied the Ontario Court of Appeals on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 to step in on endless immigration detention.

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Seasonal Agricultural Labour Program Begins 49th Year

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Ontario greenhouses already busy getting head start on the growing season

By A Correspondent

It may be winter, but Ontario’s horticultural season is already quietly growing away out of the cold and snow inside greenhouses across the province.

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ICCC-International Women's Day Panel Discussion

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Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) organized the fourth annual International Women’s Day panel discussion on Thursday March 12, 2015, at the Marriott Hotel, to discuss the role of women’s in active politics. The theme of the panel discussion was Women in Politics.

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An Exclusive Dinner to Celebrate Film and Forge Connections

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Hosted by VISAFF (Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival)

By A Correspodent

Community engagement events for VISAFF 2015 (Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival) have started early this year, with, an exclusive film industry networking dinner on the evening of March 5th hosted by VISAFF 2015’s co-producers, Mannu Sandhu and Jessie Lehail.

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April 2: Premiere of “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”

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Launches the Buzz  at BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015

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The Excitement Is Here Again! The BMO International Film Festival of South Asia [IFFSA] - Toronto launches its BUZZ EVENTS with a blockbuster premiere of Dibakar Banerjee Productions’ “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” (DBB) presented by India’s premier film studio Yash Raj Films (YRF) at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas in Mississauga. Film screening will be followed by an after party at 9:00pm.

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April 12: 1st South Asian & Newcomer New Home Fair

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Top builders, realtors and related professional services to come together

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Are you planning to buy your first home or upgrading to a bigger one or interested in investing in a home or a condo? Mark your calendars! The New Home Fair for first time homebuyers is coming to Brampton on Sunday, April 12 at the Embassy Grand Convention Centre (8800 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON   L6P 0B1).

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inDANCE Presents World Premiere of The Book of Sandalwood

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By A Correspondent 

Internationally travelled and critically acclaimed Toronto-based dance company, inDANCE will be presenting the world premiere of The Book of Sandalwood, a novel and lyrical Bharatanatyam performance featuring a cast of twelve dancers and musicians. Commissioned by the Festival of South Asian Arts and Literature (FSALA), this stunning new work by award-winning dance-maker Hari Krishnan will be presented at the Al Green Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, May 16. 

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Renu Mehta Honoured With the Woman Hero Award

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By A Correspondent

Popular media personality, Renu Mehta, has been honoured with the Woman Hero award for Entrepreneur category at the 3rd Annual Celebrating Womanhood Gala this year.  

The event, presented by the Indo-Canadian Arts and Culture Initiative (ICACI), provides a global platform for the recognition of women, and inspires many others to bring their latent talents to the fore and achieve the kind of excellence they themselves didn’t believe they were capable of.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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