Hassan Rowhani: For Iran watchers, the first challenge of the post-Ahmadinejad era will be to interpret the meaning of the vote for his successor, Hassan Rowhani. More Related to this Story, according to Globe and Mail. TRITA PARSI Irans election is neither free nor fair but its outcome matters In capitals around the world, policy makers are today breathing a collective sigh of relief at the end of Mahmoud Ahmadinejads presidency in Iran; an eight-year era defined by bellicose rhetoric, odious anti-Semitism, and domestic repression. PETER JONES Whats next after Irans surprise election result? (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
Dale Brazao: In his first day on the witness stand, s Dale Brazao said that while reporting the 2008 story he tried every which way to explain to the innkeeper the seriousness of the allegations against her, but she still refused to answer questions about a foreign worker she had employed that summer, according to The Star. Shirley Browne, 59, owner of Whispering Pines bed and breakfast in Jacksons Point, is suing for libel over a front-page story published on Sept. 22, 2008, that suggested she illegally employed a foreign worker as an overworked, underpaid domestic servant and A veteran Toronto Star journalist accused of defaming a Georgina innkeeper says he did everything he could to get her to tell her side of the story. I dont know what else I could have done to get this lady to speak to me, Brazao said before an Ontario Superior Court justice Monday. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird: A statement from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird released on Monday, after his visit to Jordan, says that "compassion for Syrians fleeing the death and destruction cannot be Jordan's undoing.", according to Times Colonist. Baird says the aid, to be dispersed over the next three years, will enhance security at Jordan's sprawling refugee camps and help keep "terrorists at bay." AMMAN, Jordan - Canada will give Jordan an additional $98.4 million in aid to help the Arab country cope with the costly fallout from the worsening crisis in neighbouring Syria. Jordan hosts more than half a million Syrian refugees. It has complained that growing numbers of refugees are straining its fragile economy and scarce resources. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
business improvement areas BIA: That distance is what makes one of the citys newest business improvement areas BIA unique, according to The Star. But the Toronto Financial District BIA represents many businesses that are almost invisible from the street the owners and tenants of the downtown towers and the citys underground PATH retailers and Its the hub of Canadas business community. But Torontos financial district is also about a million miles from Main St. Most BIAs are dominated by street-level, storefront businesses. They provide a collective voice on issues ranging from planters and public safety to street festivals. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
Syrian Support Group: For those supporting the rebel forces, that determination diminishes this country, according to Globe and Mail. Putin sides with thugs, PM says as G8 splits over Syrian conflict As Syria degenerates into a proxy war between America and its allies on one side and Russia and Iran on the other, the Harper government is determined to keep Canada out of it. It will be a black spot in Canadian history, said Louay Sakka, of the Washington-based Syrian Support Group, which provides aid to the Free Syrian Army. He believes Canada should be doing more, much more, to support the rebels. More Related to this Story (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
Tahir Gora: Terrorism, he yells, according to The Star. Their voices carry across the grassy Legislature grounds that are, with the exception of a few bike cops and pedestrians, deserted. A stack of unused signs, their slogans reading Hate is not my religion and Love it or leave my Canada, lean up against a nearby pole and Tahir Gora shouts into a microphone, cuing a response from the sparse group of supporters gathered with him at the steps of Queens Park. Unacceptable! they reply. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
U.S. Federal Reserve: Markets have been volatile since late May when Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank would consider cutting back on its $85-billion of bond purchases each month if economic data particularly job growth improved. More Related to this Story, according to Globe and Mail. Loonie ends higher on positive housing report The Canadian dollar closed lower Monday as traders looked for clarity on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks economic conditions are favourable enough to start easing up on some stimulus. The loonie surrendered early gains to slip 0.08 of a cent to 98.26 cents U.S. . Loonie ends higher on strong May employment report (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger: Following a brief meeting of Canadas western leaders in Winnipeg, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said they are putting bullying on the agenda when the countrys premiers meet in Ontario next month, according to The Chronicle Herald. We think there is value in us all working together to identify the very best ways we can protect Canadians, wherever they live in the country, and ensure they have environments where they can live and work, where they have a sense of safety and can be who they are and respected for who they are and WINNIPEG Canadas western premiers say bullying is a serious issue and all provinces and territories need to find ways to tackle the new dimension that the Internet brings to the torment. There are real serious incidents occurring out there, including through the social media . . . with very negative and tragic consequences, Selinger said Monday. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
University of Toronto: June not only includes the winsome solstice segue from spring to summer, it also spawns weddings and graduations lots of them, according to The Star. Unlike the collective wave of the hand over a sea of graduating students, as happens at Yale and other North American universities, students at the University of Toronto are called by name to receive personal and personable kudos from the chancellor and president of the university. This human touch is all the more special given that U of Ts graduating class is the largest in Canada and If April is the cruelest month, as poet T.S. Eliot observed, then June might very well be the sweetest. I fortunately have had a front-row seat at several graduation ceremonies at the University of Toronto this season, which will see upwards of 13,000 smiling students stream across the front campus which, unlike its back campus counterpart, is not slated for artificial turf to the august, and now, thankfully, air-conditioned, Convocation Hall. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
drama series: The NBC soap opera that began in 1965 beat out defending champion General Hospital and former three-time winner The Bold and the Beautiful, among others, according to 660 News. Days only other drama series win was in 1978 and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Days of Our Lives won drama series honours for just the second time in 40 years at the Daytime Emmys in a rough-hewn ceremony that included more upsets and an envelope mix-up on Sunday night. The category included the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks in addition to One Life to Live, which has found new life on the Internet after being cancelled. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.