Living Satyajit Ray, Connoisseur of Indian Cinema

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By Zayetta Dasgupta *

Tiff Bell Lightbox illuminates July–mid August, dedicating a month and a half to the world-renowned master storyteller of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray; an impressive writer and a creative director applauded for decades.  Tiff Bell Lightbox, located at Reitman Square at the heart of Toronto is a cinema complex that is a home for film lovers.  With never dying interest in Ray’s films around the world, July 2014 in Toronto was a treat- month for Satyajit Ray’s fans as they got to see his work in a way seldom seen today.

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Government Implements New Measures to Protect Consumers

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By A Correspondent

Industry Minister James Moore on July 31 announced that new measures are taking effect to protect Canadian consumers against unfair retail practices, ensuring they get what they pay for when purchasing everyday consumer goods such as gasoline and groceries.

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Harper’s Trade Performance: Barely Mediocre

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By Ralph Goodale
Member of Parliament for Wascana

About a year ago, with the fallout from Mike Duffy and ethical scandals in the Prime Minister’s Office contaminating just about everything, Stephen Harper launched an elaborate "change the channel" strategy.

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Ending Child Marriage: Canada Speaks Up for Rights of Girls

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By A Correspondent

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on July 4, announced that Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child, early and forced marriage.

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Canada’s Global Leadership

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By Parm Gill  M.P. Brampton-Springdale

Canada is positioned to be a strong voice in our global community. Our prominence and global influence on the world stage continues to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Filling the Labour Gap?

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By Peter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Forecasting is an age-old profession with mixed results, at best. It’s surprising that on a number of fronts, forecasting has endured the test of time. That’s likely more a testament to our yearning to pre-know the future than the veracity of the visionary. However, there’s a branch of forecasting that, when it comes to accuracy, stands apart: demographics. As a famous Canadian economist said, it’s almost as simple as knowing that next year, we will all be one year older. If so, what insights can we gain from demographic forecasts, particularly Canada’s?

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Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to Join the

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Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

By A Correspondent

The Honourable Gordon Wyant, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and the Honourable Troy Lifford, New Brunswick’s Minister of Justice, on July 9, signed an agreement to join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Michael de Jong, British Columbia’s Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, welcomed their participation in the Cooperative System and repeated the invitation to all provinces and territories to join this important project.

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EDC Helps Montreal-based GLV Group Expand Operations in India

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By A Correspondent

Export Development Canada (EDC) on July 24 announced a USD 2 million loan for a subsidiary of Montreal-based GLV Inc. (GLV Group) to grow their operations in India, which is a strategic market for Canada, as outlined in the Government’s Global Market Action Plan, and is also a market of corporate priority for EDC.

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Conservative Cuts to Refugee Health Care

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By John McCallum, MP (Markham—Unionville)

Two years ago, the Conservative government began denying many refugees access to health care, a move that Liberals have vigorously opposed for its cruelty and for the danger it poses to both refugees and to public health.

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Refugee Healthcare Cuts Morally Wrong and Fiscally Short-sighted

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By Hedy Fry MP
Liberal Party of Canada Health Critic

Canada has long been a safe haven for those seeking protection from violence and persecution in troubled parts of the world, but our reputation for compassion has been called into question by the Conservative government’s decision to deny refugee claimants health care.

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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By Justin Trudeau is the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and MP for Papineau, andJohn McCallum is the Liberal MP for Markham—Unionville

Those who come to this country and work hard should have a fair and reasonable chance at becoming Canadian citizens. Equally, Canada should not exploit vulnerable people from abroad who arrive on our shores.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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