Justin Trudeau, Canada's 23rd Prime Minister

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In a historic election win, Liberal Party won the 42nd Federal Election with 184 seats out of 338 seats.

Stephen Harper's Conservative Party won 99 seats, Tom Muclair's NDP 44 seats, Gilles Duceppe's Bloc Québécois won 10 seats and Green Party's Elizabeth May won her own seat.

Justin Trudeau’s victory speech

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Who Will Become Prime Minister?

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After 42nd Canada Federal Election on October 19

The voting for 2015 Canada’s federal election is on Monday, October 19.

There are 338 ridings instead of 308 in the last election.

On October 27, 2011, the Conservative government tabled Bill C-20,[1] a measure that would expand the House of Commons from 308 to 338 seats, with 15 additional seats for Ontario, 6 additional seats each for Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 for Quebec.[2] This follows two previous measures to expand the chamber from its current size.[3][4][5] The new electoral districts came into effect for the 2015 federal election.

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The High Cost of Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy

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By Haroon Siddiqui *

A look at what was lost in a dubious decade of Conservative foreign policy

As Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau participate in a televised debate on foreign policy on September 28 evening, let’s see what some elder statesmen are saying.

“Canada has become a posturer, a poseur, a right-wing gasbag, shouting from the sidelines,” writes Bob Rae in his latest book, What Happened to Politics.

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Canada's Declining World Influence

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By Steven Chase And Shawn McCarthy – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s international clout is “under threat” as its honest-broker role is replaced with a more assertive stand that plays down traditional multilateralism, an internal Foreign Affairs briefing document is warning senior federal government insiders.

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Liberals Unveil New Plan for Immigration

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Focused on Family Reunification, Middle Class Growth

By A Correspondent
 
A Liberal government will bring real change to Canada’s immigration system so it is focused on compassion, economic opportunity, and family reunification, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on September 25.

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PC Fails to Cap Ontario Death Tax at $3,250

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By Keith Leslie – The Canadian Press

An attempt by a Progressive Conservative member of the legislature to roll back and cap Ontario's "death tax" failed September 24.

PC Monte McNaughton's private member's bill would have capped the province's estate administration tax, which he calls a death tax, at $3,250, regardless of the size of the estate. Estate taxes in Alberta are about $400 and in Quebec just $100, so $3,250 is hardly too low a cap, said McNaughton.

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Exposes Harper's Ideological Choices

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By Haroon Siddiqui *

You are Stephen Harper. Your government spends years demonizing asylum seekers as “bogus refugees.” It denies them health care. It takes pride in detaining and deporting many of them.

In tandem with pandering to nativists, you cater to Islamophobes by conflating law-abiding Muslims with Muslim terrorists. Your Conservative Party runs a fundraising campaign based on the warfare waged by your government on a single niqab-wearing woman who’s keen on becoming a Canadian citizen but not on you telling her what to wear.

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Digger Deeper Into the Federal “Surplus”

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By Jim Stanford *

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are trumpeting the announcement of a small surplus ($1.9 billion) for fiscal 2014-15.  The political symbolism of this “good news” is a welcome change for them from a string of negative economic reports (most importantly, news that Canada slipped into recession in the first half of 2015) that has damaged their traditional claim to be the best “economic managers” for the country.  Let’s take a deeper look at the surplus, where it came from, and what it means. 

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Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Launches

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His First Restaurant in Canada

By A Correspondent

Popular Indian Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who has been captivating audiences with his delectable recipes and a range of food products over many decades, is all set to tingle the taste buds of Indian food lovers with the official launch of his restaurant in Khazana in Brampton, Canada.

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A Mela to Remember at Chinmaya Mission

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By Priya Rastogi *

On Sunday, September 13, a mela was held at Chinmaya Mission Toronto.  

It was a mix of planned games, spiritual learning, delicious food stalls and markets.  In previous years, the market and a Bala Vihar (cultural and spiritual learning program for children) booth existed, but this year, the big draw for children was the introduction of a bouncy castle and interactive games.  The CHYKS (Chinmaya Youth Group) were a great help in planning the event and there was something in the mela for everyone, no matter what their interest.  There were games like life-sized jenga-tower of materialism, toss your thoughts at His feet ring toss, knock down negativities ball throw and Room Escape.   

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Dr Bhalla Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships

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International College of Dentists & Pierre Fauchard Academy

By A Correspondent

Esteemed Mississauga orthodontist, Dr. Gagan Bhalla has been recognized and awarded the title of Fellows in two prestigious International Organizations, The International College of Dentists (ICD) and The Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) during their respective Annual Meeting and Convocation in Saint Johns, New Found land on August 28, 2015.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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