UN Panel Calls Canada A Climate Laggard

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By A Correspondent

The Harper government faced a grilling from global climate officials Thursday, as countries’ representatives questioned Canada’s policies and commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada’s chief negotiator Louise Metivier presented Ottawa’s plan at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, where governments are aiming to make progress towards an international agreement to be concluded in Paris in December.

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Canada's Devolution: From Peace Seeker To...

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War Crimes: To Radioactive Denouement?

By Robert Snefjella

Canada's recent international role includes being a serial participant in wars of aggression – that which at Nuremberg was deemed the greatest crime. Organized mass murder of people and the destruction of their infrastructure, not as an act of self defense; blowing babies to bloody bits, reducing homes to rubble, this is the stuff of 'wars of aggression'.

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On Indians and About Native Peoples

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Lord Macaulay, Canada’s First Prime Minister

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Denigrating the Indian education system and favouring the `superior’ English education system for colonial India, Lord Macaulay in his `Minutes of Indian Education’ in 1835 said, “…English is better worth knowing than Sanskrit or Arabic; that the natives are desirous to be taught English, and are not desirous to be taught Sanskrit or Arabic; that neither as the languages of law, nor as the languages of religion, have the Sanskrit and Arabic any peculiar claim to our engagement; that it is possible to make natives of this country thoroughly good English scholars, and that to this end our efforts ought to be directed”

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A Plan for Real Change

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Letter By Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

After 10 years under the Harper government, Ottawa is broken. Canadians’ faith in politics has never been lower. After promising reform, the Conservatives have delivered the most centralized, partisan and self-serving government in our history.

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More Help for Families

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Commentary by Ralph Goodale
Member of Parliament for Wescana and
Liberal Party of Canada Deputy Leader

It’s expensive to be a good parent in Canada. Raising a child to age 18 is estimated to take over $230,000—and that’s before the cost of post-secondary education.

Stagnant incomes haven’t helped. Over the past 30 years, median after-tax family incomes—middle class incomes—have increased by less than half a percentage point per year on average.

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Corporate Tax Pendulum Swinging Back

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By Jim Stanford *

The biggest change in Canada’s tax policy over the last generation was the steep reduction in corporate income taxes (CIT) engineered since 2000 at both the federal and provincial levels.  Advocates of CIT cuts promised they would stimulate more business investment and thus generate trickle-down benefits for all Canadians.  Free-market economists built theoretical models to show that lower corporate taxes would boost investment, productivity, and even wages.

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Celebrating Success of Canada Job Grant

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With new funding by Governments of Canada and Ontario

By A Correspondent

Over 27,400 workers in Ontario are receiving training to fill available jobs thanks to funding provided through the Canada Job Grant. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. To date, over 2,700 employers have been approved for funding to train new or current employees in Ontario.

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A Young Author with a Creative Vision: Abhishek Roy at Fifteen

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Interviewed by Sasmitaa Nadarajah

There are a number of novelists out there.  But on June 26, there was an addition to that pool, a fifteen year old boy named Abhishek Roy.  His first book of a trilogy titled, Father of the Gods was launched at Indigo Books in Brampton on that day.

Abhishek took time out from his North American tour to talk to us and below is an excerpt from the interview.

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Prime Minister Harper Hosts Iftar Party

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By A Correspondent

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have made Canadian history 22nd June night, inviting Muslim leaders to 24 Sussex to break the Ramadan fast.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast daily between dawn and sunset and the break-the-fast dinner, called the iftar, is traditionally a festive and spiritual event.

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Call to End Detention Injustice

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Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible

By A Correspondent

The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has denied the existence of this agreement on multiple occasions, and it has not been released in previous requests under the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

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Assisting Veterans to Transition to Civilian Life and Find Jobs

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Ontario Making It Easier for Military Personnel to Obtain Driver’s Licences

By A Correspondent

Ontario is making it easier for Canadian military personnel and veterans to exchange their military driver’s licence for a number of Ontario driver’s licences.  

Starting July 1, Department of National Defence (DND) 404 military driver’s permits will become recognized equivalents for a number of Ontario commercial and passenger licences.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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