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The Liberals Say The Return of The Long-form Census Will

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Save Money. Will it?

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

“The voluntary process actually cost an additional $22 million. Making it mandatory will actually make it less expensive, (and) it will be on budget and on time.” — Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains.

The Trudeau Liberals, in one of their first acts in government, brought back the long-form census.

Bains proclaimed the decision wouldn't cost taxpayers anything more than what is already budgeted for the 2016 census. Indeed, the minister, who oversees Statistics Canada, said taxpayers are likely to save some cash with the return of the mandatory, long-form census.

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Canada Offers Leadership on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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By A Correspondence

The Government of Canada is taking immediate action to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada as quickly as possible, through a five-phase national plan. Canada can and will do more to help Syrian refugees who are desperately seeking safety, by offering them a new home.

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Ministers Meet with Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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By A Correspondent

On November 29, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, concluded a very successful visit to Jordan. Ministers made this trip to experience first-hand the situation on the ground, as the Government of Canada implements its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.

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Opposition Response to Government Announcement on Refugees

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By A Correspondent

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Official Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on November 24, responded to the Liberal Government’s announcement regarding plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada:

"Canada is an open and generous country. Canada should continue to take an active role in assisting with the humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Conservatives Had Lost Their Identity Before They Lost Power

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By Chantal Hébert – Toronto Star

The Conservatives’ defeat on Oct. 19 will not go down in history as the worst electoral beating the party has ever endured but it has driven Canada’s conservative movement further into the political wilderness than at any other time in its recent history.

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The Brand of Terror Canada Exports

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By Matthew Behrens - Now Toronto

When he protested plans to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada two weeks ago, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall fretted about "the death and destruction even a small number of malevolent individuals can inflict upon a peaceful country and its citizens."

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Export Development Canada Finances Tata Companies

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Up to USD 500 million annually to increase business with Canadian companies

By A Correspondent

Export Development Canada (EDC) and Tata Sons have entered into an agreement, under which EDC will provide up to USD 500 million every year in financing for Tata companies. EDC will underwrite loans under the agreement as opportunities arise for Canadian companies, particularly small- to medium-sized exporters (SMEs), within Tata companies' global supply chains.

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Premier’s China Mission Generates $2.5 Billion in Agreements

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$750 Million in Agreements Signed in Beijing

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne concluded her second mission to China in Beijing, where 38 new agreements valued at $750 million were signed by delegates. This brings the estimated total value of agreements from the mission to $2.5 billion. The agreements are expected to create 1,700 jobs in Ontario.

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Ontario Accepting Applications for Seniors Community Grants

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Province Helping Reduce Social Isolation Among Seniors

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Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2016 Seniors Community Grant Program to help more seniors stay active and engaged in their communities.

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Ontario on Track for Broad-Based Gains in Value of Its Exports

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By A Correspondent

Increased U.S. demand and lower Canadian dollar are fuelling solid growth in all sectors

A favourable exchange rate and rising demand caused by a strong recovery in the U.S. economy will drive broad-based gains across all sectors of Ontario’s exports both this year and next, according to a new global export forecast released by Export Development Canada (EDC).

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OCTOBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 3










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