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Ebola Outbreak and Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh

Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh: Liberia ambassador to Canada is asking the Canadian government to step up its response to the Ebola outbreak by sending more health-care workers, medical supplies, as well as the experimental drug to West Africa. Liberian ambassador to Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh, left, dons a fundraising T-shirt at the Ebola relief march in Hamilton on Saturday. Sunnie Huang/ , according to CBC. "We know they have the resources. We know they have the technology. We know they have the capability, the man power." News is dedicating a special day of coverage to the Ebola crisis on Tuesday. On radio, television and online, we'll explore the facts behind Ebola and answer questions. Be part of the conversation Tuesday by using #ebolafacts on social media or by joining our live chat on News.ca starting at 8 p.m. ET. "We appreciate what the Government of Canada has done, but we will be asking them to do a little more than that," Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh told the crowd at a fundraising march for the global Ebola relief effort in Hamilton Saturday morning. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Conservative Government and Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper: Fast forward seven years: in the speech from the throne given in October 2013, the Conservative government listed over 100 things they wanted to achieve, according to CTV. A spokesman for the prime minister office said to date, they consider their most significant accomplishment their record on taxes and - When Stephen Harper was first elected prime minister in 2006, he laid out five key priorities for his first term. Some are clearly measurable, like the pledge to balance the budget by 2015. It nearly certain there will be a checkmark next to that one by the time the next election rolls around, exactly one year from now. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Prime Ministers Office and McNally Robinson Booksellers

McNally Robinson Booksellers: People packed the room at McNally Robinson Booksellers to listen to May read from the book, Who We Are: Reflections on my life and Canada , according to CTV. She says she wrote the book to help keep Canadians aware of what happening with the Prime Ministers Office and politics at the federal level and Green Party leader Elizabeth May stopped in Winnipeg today as part of a cross-Canada book signing tour for her new memoir. In the book, May writes about her personal and political lives, recounts her days as a environmentalist, lawyer, and as leader of the green party. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Richard Kurland and Permanent Residency

permanent residency: More than half of those individuals waiting for permanent residency are the spouses and children of foreign caregivers already living in Canada, according to documents obtained under access to information and given to News. Express entry system floated as government fix to live-in caregiver woes , according to CBC. Richard Kurland, an immigration lawyer and policy analyst, says processing time is too long. The number of individuals waiting for permanent resident status under a program that brings foreign caregivers and nannies to Canada has ballooned to more than 60,000, according to documents released under an access to information request. Foreign caregivers are eligible to apply for permanent residency after two years of work in Canada, but it can take more than three years to process their applications. After they are granted residency, they can then apply to bring over their children and spouses. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Brighter Future

brighter future: That because the immigrant story is also MY family story. , according to CBC. I also know why they did it. It was the hope for a new, brighter future for themselves, and more importantly, for us their children. I was honoured to share that experience with the newcomers I met this week and I also thank them for sharing their stories. I have a deep and strong connection to Thursday Citizenship Ceremony and the stories these newcomers shared with us at our open mic event later that evening. My mother and father came to Canada on a boat from England when I was two and my brother was a six-month-old baby. I know what it cost my parents in terms of what they left behind, specifically all their family and friends. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Sri Lankan Tamils and Maran Nagarasa

Maran Nagarasa: But that feeling soon turned to fear as he and the 75 other Sri Lankan Tamils on board faced armed border guards and officers. On Oct. 17, 2009, they were arrested, jailed and interrogated. Eventually, most were released to await hearings before Canadas refugee board. , according to CBC. He spent 45 days at sea on the rusty ship, many of those rough and stormy. All aboard claimed they were fleeing persecution after witnessing atrocities during the 26-year-long Sri Lankan civil war. Each had paid the equivalent of about $40,000 to be taken to a safe country, in this case, Canada. Journalist Maran Nagarasa spent 45 days at sea in 2009 on the Ocean Lady, one of dozens aboard claiming they were fleeing persecution after witnessing atrocities during the 26-year-long Sri Lankan civil war. Twitter Journalist Maran Nagarasa still recalls vividly the sense of elation aboard the Ocean Lady five years ago this week when he saw a plane flying overhead with a Canadian flag. I was sure God had arrived to save us, he said. Nagarasa operated his own news agency in Sri Lanka and had worked for the BBC. Sri Lankan officials didnt like his stories and he refused to run government propaganda. He faced death threats, and a trusted and respected colleague was killed. But it wasnt until the threats came against his wife and four-year-old daughter, that Nagarasa knew he had to flee. From 2011: Ocean Lady sparked U.S. fear of Tamil migrant tide (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Nude Women and Hayley Elsaesser

Hayley Elsaesser: A couple of pieces by up-and-coming designer Hayley Elsaesser will feature simple line drawings of nude women complete with hair in all the places it naturally grows surrounded by planets and stars, according to The Star. Her entire collection, titled Heavenly Bodies, is aimed at making women feel positive and confident: Its a salute to feminism, she says and There will be pubic hair on display next week as models strut down the catwalk in Toronto. And underarm hair, too. They re not the typical pin-up kind of girl, explains the newcomer to World MasterCard Fashion Week Oct. 20-25 , who clinched a highly coveted 9 p.m. time slot this Wednesday. Its about celebrating the female body in its more natural form. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Ebola Outbreak and Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh

Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh: Liberia ambassador to Canada is asking the Canadian government to step up its response to the Ebola outbreak by sending more health-care workers, medical supplies, as well as the experimental drug to West Africa. Liberian ambassador to Canada Jeremiah Sulunteh, left, dons a fundraising T-shirt at the Ebola relief march in Hamilton on Saturday. Sunnie Huang/ , according to CBC. "We know they have the resources. We know they have the technology. We know they have the capability, the man power." News is dedicating a special day of coverage to the Ebola crisis on Tuesday. On radio, television and online, we'll explore the facts behind Ebola and answer questions. Be part of the conversation Tuesday by using #ebolafacts on social media or by joining our live chat on News.ca starting at 8 p.m. ET. "We appreciate what the Government of Canada has done, but we will be asking them to do a little more than that," Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh told the crowd at a fundraising march for the global Ebola relief effort in Hamilton Saturday morning. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Kathleen Wynne and George Smitherman

George Smitherman: Can a gay person get elected mayor? George Smitherman lost in 2010 but not because of his sexual orientation, though that did cost him some votes. Kathleen Wynne, openly gay for years, is premier, according to The Star. We ve come a long way since. Canada has proportionately more elected members of federal and provincial parliaments who are foreign-born than any democracy. Naheed Nenshi, a Muslim, is mayor of Calgary, of all cities and If you dye your hair bright yellow but are full of bright ideas, can you get elected mayor? Perhaps but you d definitely lose some votes because of all that glow. Other prejudices can be a stumbling block. It was not until 1977 that Canada got its first francophone finance minister, Jean Chretien. In 1992, when Greg Sorbara already a former provincial cabinet minister was running for the Ontario Liberal leadership, he wondered if he could be premier with his Italian name. Ontario was changing. But as I campaigned for the leadership, I got frequent reminders of how much of Ontario still hadnt changed, he writes in his just-released book, The Battlefield of Ontario Politics. In Metro Toronto my Italian heritage was not an issue. But on the Bruce Peninsula, or in eastern Ontario, I felt a coolness that I attributed to my background. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Susan Delacourts and Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow: Chow took away key lesson from 2004 defeat, Oct. 11, according to The Star. We must elect a person who: has a vision and the dedication to do the hard work necessary to lead the city to its full potential; will ensure the city provides the environment in which all citizens have the opportunity to be engaged; knows how to bring differing visions and talents together to reach high goals and improved quality of life for all; and has enough humility to know she-he does not embody all knowledge, all wisdom, and who is willing to seek advice and to give credit to others and Re: Chow took away key lesson from 2004 defeat, Oct. 11 Susan Delacourts article about Olivia Chow highlights some of the key traits of what we need to seek in a leader and in the Toronto mayor. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Bill Davis and Bob Rae Canadas

Bob Rae Canadas: Bob Rae Canadas role against IS must be more than just military, according to Globe and Mail. Dalton Camp once joked that Bill Davis built a university or community college within walking distance of every family in the province, and he wasnt far wrong. Spending on all levels of education quickly outgrew transportation and Demographers tell us that population is everything . They re not far wrong. In the early 1950s, the largest item in Ontarios budget was transportation think of the Toronto subway, the Gardiner Expressway, the Don Valley Parkway and the 401. This was before the impact of the baby boom on the school system was fully felt, but as this contingent grew older the spending followed. More Related to this Story BOB RAE Hollande must find the courage to chart a new course (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Caledons Marolyn Morrison and Bonnie Crombie

Bonnie Crombie: Hazel McCallion is retiring after an astonishing 36 years as Mississauga mayor; Caledons Marolyn Morrison is stepping away after a more modest 11-year stint; and Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell is struggling to stay past the 14 years she has already served, but trails badly in the polls. Peel residents should welcome these developments. This sprawling region needs fresh direction. With that in mind, here are our choices for mayor in Peel:, according to The Star. Its hard to imagine two candidates with more in common than Bonnie Crombie and Steve Mahoney . Both are Liberal Party stalwarts; both served in Parliament earlier in their careers; and both have experience on city council. Crombie is a member of the current council while Mahoney left in 1987 after winning a seat at Queens Park and A change of the political guard is underway in Peel Region, with two long-serving mayors choosing not to run and a third unlikely to be re-elected. And thats all for the good. Bonnie Crombie for Mississauga (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Anthony Lake and International Development Minister Christian Paradis

International Development Minister Christian Paradis: International Development Minister Christian Paradis met with Anthony Lake, the executive director of and the heads of other NGOs in Ottawa Friday to discuss Canada response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the extremist group in Iraq as well as the ongoing civil war in Syria. , according to CBC. hopes to reach up to 200,000 at-risk children and help them continue their education despite having fled their homes. The programming also tries to help meet the psychological and social needs of children in conflict zones. Canada has pledged $8 million to help educate children fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq, with a contribution to extend No Lost Generation " campaign in Iraq. "We need to ensure that no matter what the context, that no child is left behind," Paradis said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Justin Trudeau and Jean Chretien

Jean Chretien: In a column for the Globe and Mail Friday, Chretien calls the deployment of fighter planes a "very marginal" response to the crisis caused by Islamic State militants. , according to Hamilton Spectator. He says that is why he supports the position taken by Trudeau. Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he supports Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau decision to oppose Canada air combat mission in Iraq. Chretien writes that he believes the ''best contribution Canada can make is by engaging in massive, not token, humanitarian assistance." (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Zunera Ishaq and Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney: In a tweet, Kenney now employment and social development minister says he believes people taking the oath should do so publicly, with their faces uncovered. , according to Hamilton Spectator. In a Federal Court hearing Thursday in Toronto, Zunera Ishaq lawyer accused Kenney of imposing his own ideology on citizenship ceremonies when he imposed the ban unilaterally in late 2011. Jason Kenney is publicly defending his directives while immigration minister to forbid women from wearing niqabs while taking the oath of citizenship. A Mississauga woman is suing the federal government, arguing the ban violates her Charter rights by failing to accommodate her religious beliefs. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Canada and Islamic State

Islamic State: Canada is assembling a camp in Kuwait to launch its own air campaign over Iraq, sending six CF-18 fighters, two surveillance craft and a refuelling aircraft to help the U.S.-led coalitions air strikes against Islamic State. The government says Canada will be in a position to begin air strikes against Islamic State at some point within the last seven days of October. More Related to this Story, according to Globe and Mail. Surveillance Courts hindering s ability to track terror suspects, agency says Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air. Canada Canadian military transport leaves for Kuwait (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Emmanuel Jal and Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado: "Music is the place I get to see heaven again. It the place I get to release the pressure that is almost blowing me up," he said. , according to CBC. The Good Lie turns nightmare into dream for former child soldiers Emmanuel Jal life has turned around through music. The former "Lost Boy" of Sudan is now settled in Toronto and working with high-profile artists like Nelly Furtado and Niles Rodgers on his new album, The Key . (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Democratic Republic of the Congo and Biological Children

biological children: In 2013, the Wiens, residents of Cochrane with three biological children, were matched with a one month old girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to CTV. The girls current country of residence and her soon-to-be adopted country of Canada are also engaged in a Catch-22 scenario over the issuing of documents and The process of adopting a child from a foreign country can be a long and frustrating ordeal, but for the Wien family, the Canadian government has created one of the largest obstacles to their efforts to hold their one-year-old daughter. An investigation by the Congolese government stalled the initial meeting between the girl and her adopted parents, as all exit visas for adopted children were suspended while a review was conducted into the care children received in their new homes. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Florence Zhao and Chelsea Jiang

Chelsea Jiang: The web series, from production company Hot Bitch in Charge TV, is centred on four women: Florence Zhao, Chelsea Jiang, Coco Wang and Joy Li. , according to CBC. The women speak in Mandarin and English, and the series is actually intended for an audience in China. 'Who driving those Ferraris and Lamborghinis at 22 years old? Maybe this would make a good TV show.' -Ultra Rich Asian Girls producer Kevin Li The new reality show Ultra Rich Asian Girls hasn't even released its first episode, and already, it garnered plenty of backlash. In the teaser, you see them getting glammed up in their brand-name outfits and purses, and gallivanting around town. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Jason Kenney and Naseem Mithoowani

Naseem Mithoowani: Banning the niqab from citizenship ceremonies is the result of former immigration minister Jason Kenney imposing his own ideology of Canadian values on the process, Zunera Ishaqs lawyer, Naseem Mithoowani, told federal court Justice Keith Boswell at a hearing in Toronto on Thursday, according to The Star. The failure to remove the veil is at the heart of this policy, more than being seen taking the oath . . . This is about Kenney deciding that niqab does not fit into the mode of Canadian citizens and A Mississauga woman has taken the federal government to court over a policy that forbids wearing the face-covering veil while taking the oath of citizenship, arguing the ban breaches her Charter rights and fails to accommodate her religious beliefs and dress code. The true motivation of the policy is to compel Muslim women to abandon, albeit briefly, their religious adherence, Mithoowani said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Zunera Ishaq and Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney: "I believe people taking the public oath of citizenship should do so publicly, w/ their faces uncovered," Kenney, who now employment and social development minister, Tweeted amid an ongoing lawsuit over the ban against the federal government, according to CTV. Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani woman now living in Mississauga, is suing the Conservatives, arguing the ban violates her Charter rights by failing to accommodate her religious beliefs. Niqabs are worn by some Muslim women in public areas and in front of adult males who are not relatives and - Jason Kenney took to Twitter on Friday to publicly promote his directives while immigration minister to forbid Muslim women from wearing niqabs while taking the oath of citizenship. He asked his 35,700 Twitter followers if they agreed with his stance. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Laurie Stanley-Blackwell and St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University: And thats it, thats all. Its over, the end, according to The Chronicle Herald. I wish I d said it first, but a cemetery is like an outdoor museum, said Laurie Stanley-Blackwell, professor of Canadian and Maritime history at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and You die. Your body is prepared for disposal. There is some kind of funeral or memorial ceremony and your remains are placed somewhere thats special to the people who want to remember you. Or maybe not, according to a group of social scientists from Antigonish studying the death and funeral practices of the immigrant Scots in the Maritimes. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeaus and Jean Chretien

Jean Chretien: In a column for the Globe and Mail Friday, Chretien calls the deployment of fighter planes a very marginal response to the crisis caused by Islamic State militants, according to 660 News. He says that is why he supports the position taken by Trudeau and Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he supports Liberal Leader Justin Trudeaus decision to oppose Canadas air combat mission in Iraq. Chretien writes that he believes the best contribution Canada can make is by engaging in massive, not token, humanitarian assistance. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Pinetree Secondary School

Pinetree Secondary School: My telephone rang at 5 the next morning. It was my mother calling to say there had been an accident, and I knew from the tone of her voice that it involved one of my brothers. I discovered that the clich phrases were all based in reality: I went numb, my heart sank, and my blood ran cold all at the same time. We dont know for sure, because they still havent found him, my mother said. But the just told us that Michel was caught in an avalanche up at Kokanee, according to The Star. Part of me was certain that Michel was still alive. I just couldnt conceive of a world in which he wasnt and In November 1998, I spent a week as a substitute teacher at Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam, about a half-hours drive east of Vancouver. The class had been a good group of kids, and by weeks end I was sorry to leave them. After saying my goodbyes on Friday the 13th, I drove back to my apartment, had dinner, and went to bed. I fell to sleep unaware that earlier that day, I had lost my little brother Michel. Michel had been doing what he loved most when he died, backcountry skiing with friends in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. While I had been standing at a blackboard, an avalanche had swept my brother and one of his buddies into Kokanee Lake. They had been traversing the steep incline above the lake. His pal Andy managed to swim to shore, but Michel was just too far out. It had taken his other friends hours to dig themselves out and contact the Meanwhile, I had had a normal day, as had the rest of my family back east, as yet blissfully unaware of what had happened. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Toronto Home Sales Ottawa, Ontario Vancouver, British Columbia Toronto

Toronto Home Sales Ottawa, Ontario Vancouver, British Columbia Toronto: Priced out of detached market, Richmond buyers opt for duplex, according to Globe and Mail and Twentysomething buyer nabs Richmond condo under asking Rental income potential helps in East Vancouver home sale Topics: Toronto Home Sales Ottawa, Ontario Vancouver, British Columbia Toronto, Ontario Calgary, Alberta Real Estate Vancouver Home Sales Comments A A (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

Canadian Population and Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada: Greater percentage, according to The Chronicle Herald. Not surprisingly the percentage of seniors in the population is higher in Atlantic Canada than in the overall Canadian population. This is as visibly obvious as the underrepresentation of visible minorities and People working beyond retirement was one of the generic solutions to Atlantic Canadas impending labour shortage proposed by Dalhousie economist Dr. Jim McNiven, but reality does not reflect that hoped for future. In its October 6 newsletter the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity, focused on the role of seniors in the workforce in Atlantic Canada. The group , a research institute of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Marys University, was established to promote research and mobilize knowledge focusing on the economic significance of immigration, diversity and aging. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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