Strengthening Measures Against Child Exploitation

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By A Correspondent

Sadly, children continue to be particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation. In 2011, children accounted for approximately half (44 per cent) of all victims of police-reported sexual assaults in Canada. There are also longstanding concerns about Canadian sex offenders who travel abroad. Internationally, approximately one million children are exploited by sex tourists and traffickers each year.

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A Fine Balance: The Impact of Austerity on Canada’s GDP Growth

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By Jim Stanford *

The second-quarter GDP numbers confirm that Canada’s continuing “recovery,” such as it is, is still balancing very precariously on a knife-edge between expansion and contraction. The various sources of growth vary widely in their current momentum. The overall net balance is barely positive. And coming austerity in the public sector could very much push the balance into negative territory in coming quarters.

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Combatting the Underground Economy

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Crack Down on Businesses Using Electronic Sales Suppression Software

By A Correspondent

Edmonton, Alberta, September 11, 2013 The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, P.C., Q.C., M.P., was joined by the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Garth Whyte of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) today to announce new measures to combat the underground economy and the use of electronic suppression of sales (ESS) software.

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India-Canada Need Quick Action on Education Cooperation

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By Kam Rathee *

“Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.

Education is a common denominator desire of all human beings. It transgresses nations, boundaries, religion, customs, caste, creed and economic disparities. More and more, it is being viewed as a part and parcel of trade between nations, a business that comes wrapped in a social good.

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Canada Needs Ambitious Goals for Higher Education

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Op Ed By Hon. Ralph Goodale M.P. (Wascana)
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

For every individual, higher education, advanced skills and lifelong learning are the best assurances of personal fulfillment.  For our country, making knowledge and brainpower broadly-accessible is essential to a thriving middle class, a prosperous economy, and a strong, healthy democracy.  It is also key to social inclusion and upward mobility.

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Mortgage Essentials for the Rookie Homebuyer

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Three Key Financing Decisions for first-time buyers

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Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Canadians will ever make, and with the high cost of real estate today, understanding the full financial commitment is critical. TD Canada Trust breaks down three key home financing decisions for first-time homebuyers to consider: down payments (20% is the goal), mortgage options (it’s not just about the lowest interest rate possible) and accelerated payments (pay down more than you need to).

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Immigrants Consulted on New Poverty Reduction Strategy

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Ontario Government Renewing Its Commitment to Reduce Poverty

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Ontario is renewing its commitment to reducing poverty by consulting with immigrants and newcomer settlement program providers on how the government and communities can continue to work together to break the cycle of poverty.

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New Individuals Added to the “Wanted by the CBSA” List

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By A Correspondent

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on September 12, announced eight new additions to the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Wanted by the CBSA list.

“Since its inception in July of 2011, the “Wanted by the CBSA” program has proven to be effective in its goal of locating individuals who are in Canada illegally and who have hidden from the CBSA,” said Minister Blaney.

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Toronto: Support for Subways

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By A Correspondent

On September 23, the Harper Government delivered its much anticipated response to Toronto City Council on the extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway line into Scarborough, which would provide rapid transit subway service from the existing Kennedy station to Scarborough Centre and to Sheppard Avenue East.

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Survivor of the November 1984 anti-Sikh Genocide Honoured

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By A Correspondent

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and members of the Lower Mainland Sikh community took part on the weekend (September 23) in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Organized by Reconciliation Canada, participants numbering tens of thousands came out to be part of the reconciliation process. 

During the event, Navnit Singh, a survivor of the anti-Sikh genocide of November 1984, was ceremonially recognized by Reconciliation Canada.  Singh attended in honour of survivors from all communities across Canada.

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Suhaag: Presented by Chevrolet - A Hit with Brides and Grooms!

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By A Correspondent

Patrons at the16th Annual Suhaag Show witnessed breathtaking wedding fashion, the hottest trends in decor, make-up and hair, photography and video, cakes and more!

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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