Citizenship Applicants Can Retake Test, No Wait Times

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Citizenship applicants who fail their first citizenship test will now have the opportunity to rewrite the test rather than wait for an appointment with a citizenship judge, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on June 4.

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Asylum: Additional Designated Countries of Origin Announced

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The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, announced May 30 that the list of Designated Countries of Origin (DCOs) is expanding to include Chile and South Korea.

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Latest Steps to Enhance Canada's Pipeline System Announced

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The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced on June 26 the latest step in the Harper Government’s plan to support jobs and further enhance Canada’s pipeline system by requiring companies operating major pipelines to have the financial capability to respond to any incident and remedy damage. For major crude oil pipelines, the government will expect a minimum financial capability of $1 billion. Minister Oliver also announced new, modern safety rules for pipelines and new financial penalties that will soon come into force for individuals and companies that violate environmental laws.

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New Programs to Support Canada's History Announced

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The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today introduced a series of new measures to help promote Canadian history, including the first ever Government of Canada History Awards.

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Modernizing Disability Management in the Public Service

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The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, on June 10, announced plans to tackle high rates of employee absenteeism and to strengthen support for ill and injured public servants with an ambitious new initiative to modernize the Government’s outdated disability insurance plans.

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Support for Knowledge and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

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The dream of an accessible and inclusive society and a cure for paralysis after spinal cord injury is still going strong, thanks to an investment by the Harper Government in the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF). This support was announced on June 5 by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia.

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Support for Medical Innovation in Mississauga

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Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), on June 21, announced today an investment in Mississauga's MyndTec Inc. (formerly known as Simple Systems Inc.). The investment will help MyndTec Inc. to commercialize an innovative medical device that helps restore voluntary movement in people experiencing paralysis due to stroke, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.

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B. C. Government Opposes Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline

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By Ecological Internet *

Ecological Internet (EI) is enormously pleased to note British Columbia (B.C.), Canada's thumbs down to the proposed Northern Gateway tar sand pipeline. Announced June 1, the decision virtually guarantees that the flow of filthy tar sands oil from Canada's interior to China will not commence through a Western Pacific route any time soon. EI was the first to protest internationally on the issue, doing so since 2010, over a full year earlier than other global affinity efforts - successfully laying the groundwork for the victory.

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Lifting of Quebec Soccer Turban Ban Welcomed by WSO

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On June 15, 2013, it was announced by the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) that it will immediately lift its ban on the wearing of turbans by Sikh players. The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the long overdue move and hopes Sikh children who had previously been excluded will now be given the chance to rejoin their friends on the pitch.

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards Winners Announced

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NBA All-Star and philanthropist Steve Nash, dancer and choreographer Wen Wei Wang, physician and activist Izzeldin Abuelaish and other community leaders from across Canada are among the winners of the fifth annual 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards, presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. The awards celebrate the inspiring stories and achievements of immigrants to Canada.

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Ten Indo Canadians Recognised at ICCC’s Awards Gala Night

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Photos by Dr Dilkhush Panjwani

“The foundation of a strong and meaningful relationship between Canada and India has been laid,” said Bajaj.

Ten achievers in diverse categories from across the country were recognised as the best of the best Indo-Canadians at the Annual Awards and Gala night of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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