Josée Duranleau's First Solo Art Exhibition

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Meditations & Inspirations *

By A Correspondent

Mixed media artist Josée Duranleau presents Meditations & Inspirations, her first solo art exhibition, featuring a series of works on Buddha and of vintage photo collages. Opening at the Céline-Allard Gallery on Friday, November 8 with special gallery hours on Saturday, November 9.

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First Canada - India Ministerial Energy Dialogue Concluded

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The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, on October 28, met for their first meeting under the annual Ministerial Energy Dialogue announced by Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Singh in November 2012.

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Canadian Natives Resist: 'What the frack?'

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By Eric Walberg *

This week’s anti-fracking protest has put Canada’s First Nations at the forefront of Canada’s political life, injecting spirit back into our moribund political scene. Canadians watching the evening news were shocked by scenes of burning police cars, an riot squad of 100 police wielding tear gas and tasers on horseback.

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Historic Trade Agreement: Canada - the European Union

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper on October 29 announced that Canada and the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement in principle on a comprehensive trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two partners, and create jobs and opportunities for Canadians.

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Widespread Benefits of Historic Canada-EU Trade Agreement

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Deeper trade with the European Union will create new jobs and opportunities in every region of Canada

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The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, on October 29 said that workers and businesses in a broad range of industries across Canada will benefit greatly from the historic Canada-European Union trade agreement. An agreement-in-principle was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso earlier this month. Minister Fast made his remarks in a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at its annual International Trade Day in Ottawa.

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Supreme Court Appointment Mess Should Have Been Avoided

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By Hon. Irwin Cotler *

Newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Marc Nadon has stepped aside pending a legal challenge to his eligibility to assume one of the high court's Quebec seats. The situation raises serious questions about the process used to name judges to our nation's highest appellate body, with the Barreau du Québec worrying that the current state of affairs "adversely affects the rights and principles for a sound administration of justice."

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Conservatives Not Addressing the Anxiety of the Middle Class

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By Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., M.P.
Liberal Party of Canada House Leader

Presented with the opportunity to lay out an agenda to address the rising anxieties of the middle class, what did the Conservative government do? Blow the opportunity and show how out-of-touch they have grown with Canadians.

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Karygiannis Disappointed in Throne Speech

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The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt and Liberal Critic for Veterans Affairs, was disappointed that the Conservative Government’s Speech from the Throne barely paid lip service to the men and women who have given so much for their country – our veterans.

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Immigration Wait Times Are Unacceptable For New Canadians

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By John McCallum, MP *

A constituent comes into my Markham office, angry and upset that his mother has been denied permission to visit Canada for her granddaughter's wedding. Why, he says, should he as a hard-working Canadian taxpayer be denied this basic right that is so important to his family?

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Largest Number of Parents and Grandparents in Nearly 20 Years

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today pledged aggressive action to reunite more families in 2014.  Alexander also announced that the backlog of Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program applications will be almost 50 percent lower by the end of 2013 than it was just two years ago.

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Live-in Care Program: Growing Backlog

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on October 29 announced aggressive new action to address the growing backlog and increasing processing times in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).

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APRIL 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 9










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