Jai Kalra Organises The Big Reunion

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By A Correspondent

Jai Kalra decided to move to Canada to join his family. His wife got an interesting work opportunity last year and she moved there with their two daughters. Despite being busy with his TV show 'Laut Aao Trisha', he managed to travel to Canada quite often in the last one year.

He says with a laugh, "Yes, like a dutiful husband, I am moving to Canada to be with my family. It has been quite stressful going there almost every month. My wife is working there and my younger daughter is only 20 months old. We don't want her to grow up in a day care centre, so I thought I will take a break for a year and look after the kids while my wife focuses on her career."

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Harper Calls Oct. 19 Election as Canada’s Economy Struggles

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By Josh WingroveTheophilos Argitis - Bloomberg

Prime Minister Stephen Harper fired the starting gun early on Canada’s election campaign amid polls showing his Conservative government’s nine-year reign is threatened by a leftist party that’s never held power nationally.

Harper, 56, met with Governor General David Johnston, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Canada, on Sunday morning. He requested the dissolution of parliament and formally began campaigning for an Oct. 19 vote, making it the longest electoral contest since 1872.

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Election Is About Leadership: Prime Minister Harper

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the start of the 42nd federal election campaign, following his meeting with the Governor General at Rideau Hall.  Canadians will go to the polls on October 19, 2015.
 
“This is an election about leadership on the big issues that affect all Canadians: the economy and our country’s security,” said the Prime Minister.  “Given the serious economic and security issues facing the world, it is appropriate that Canadians should have time to consider the alternatives before them.”

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NDP REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper’s Billion Dollar Campaign?

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When Steven Harper’s Conservatives came to power, they promised to do things differently.

“…fixed election dates stop leaders from trying to manipulate the calendar simply for partisan political advantage.”

– Stephen Harper, May 26, 2006

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Trudeau Launches Campaign for Real Change

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After a decade of Stephen Harper, only Liberals are offering new leadership and a new plan that will deliver real change so all Canadians can succeed, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau.

“We want change that will make a real difference in the lives of all Canadians – change that will help families make ends meet, put more money in their pockets, and bring this country together,” said Mr. Trudeau. “It is time for a new plan to grow the middle class and grow the economy.”

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$500,000,000: Cost of Harper’s Most Expensive Election

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Harper’s Partisan Self-interest Costs Canadians
Harper’s “gaming the system” – former Elections Canada Head

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For his own personal advantage, Stephen Harper is costing taxpayers half of a billion dollars by needlessly causing the most expensive election in Canadian history.

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Canadian Millennials Have Little Confidence in Politicians

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Even Less than American Counterparts

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On eve of federal election, Conservative Party of Canada brand weakest of the three main parties among youth aged 15 to 34

Canadian millennials have little confidence in politicians and are even more jaded than their American counterparts are about whether they care about young people’s views or are interested in taking action on youth priorities, according to a new pioneering comparative survey.

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Canada’s Economy Under the Harper Government

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By Jim Stanford *

Speculation is intense that the unofficial election campaign we have already been experiencing for several months, is about to become official: Ottawa is awash in rumours the writ may be dropped as early as this weekend, setting the stage for months of promises, accusations, and photo-ops.

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The Deficit Battle, and the Economic War

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By Jim Stanford *

The evidence is mounting that Canada’s economy may already be in an outright recession.  Recent data on investment, exports, building permits, and retail sales all paint a gloomy picture, and Friday’s jobs numbers (the private sector shed 49,000 jobs in June, partly offset by public sector hiring) added to the pessimism.  Through it all, however, federal Conservative leaders return again and again to their favoured touchstone: never mind the economy, we balanced the budget.  And that’s what really matters.

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Potential Paradox

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

Summer is in full swing, and many are getting some needed mid-year relaxation, or looking forward to it. Unfortunately, events haven’t exactly allowed world-watchers to kick back completely. Greek negotiators are perfecting the art of brinksmanship, holding global financial markets in an unwelcomed suspense about the future of the planet’s largest economic bloc. Not far away, negotiators of a deal between the West and Iran are stirring regional tensions and commodity price volatility.

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Immigrant Investor Scheme Not Attractive to Asians

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Asian Pacific Post

Canada’s ambitious pilot immigration program for attracting super millionaires have drawn a muted response. In the past six months, since the program started, there were only six applicants, which is nothing compared to the former investor class immigration program., media in Asia reported.

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OCTOBER 2017

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