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Immigration targets to stay sys Monte: Solberg  Canada's new immigration minister
Feb. 15, 2006.
BRUCE CHEADLE
CANADIAN PRESS


OTTAWA-Canada's new immigration minister says the Conservative government does not plan to restrict family reunification nor change the overall target number for newcomers. But Monte Solberg said the mix of immigrants - and the means they use to enter the country - may need to change to reflect a greater emphasis on labour shortages. "I don't think it's the overall number that's the issue," Solberg said in an interview yesterday. "I think partly maybe it's the mix. But it's also using some of the other tools that we have to address some of the problems we have - like the work visas.". Solberg is floating the idea of working with provinces and industries, especially the resource sector, to get more targeted, skilled labour into Canada on temporary work visas. "Maybe ultimately if they're here for a time and they're doing a good job, well, permanently land them," he said. Solberg, 47, has been handed one of the federal government's hot-button portfolios. The former Alberta broadcaster and finance and international affairs critic for the Reform, Canadian Alliance and Conservative parties has a new role dealing with immigration matters. He said his initial priorities are those laid out in the Conservative campaign platform: cutting the $975 landing fee; introducing new legislation to ease foreign adoptions; and creating a new federal agency to assist newcomers in getting their education and professional credentials recognized.

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Ontario sheds 33,000 manufacturing jobs in January 2006!
Alberta leaves East behind
Economic disparities huge
By IAN WILSON, BUSINESS EDITOR
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Business/2006/02/11/pf-1436815.html
 

It's a tale of two regions when it comes to Canada's economy, say reports which highlight the growing rift between the oilpatch and the manufacturing sector.
As Alberta's unemployment rate for January dipped to 3.5% -- its lowest in nearly 25 years -- the country's manufacturing sector experienced its largest single-month de-cline in jobs since the 1991 recession, according to Statistics Canada.
Hardest hit was Ontario, which shed 33,000 manufacturing jobs, bringing the province's total losses in that area to 93,000 since the end of 2002.

In Western Canada, Alberta and B.C. were the main beneficiaries of a 12,000 job gain in the natural resources sector last month.
Since the end of 2002, employment in Alberta's natural resources industry has jumped more than 35%, thanks to a robust oil patch.
The province also continues to lead the nation in terms of wage growth.
The average hourly wage rate rose 7.4% in January, compared to the same month last year.
That's more than double the country's average hourly wage rate increase of 3.4%.
Carl Gomez, an economist with TD Bank Financial Group, called it a "split personality" economy.

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Pope Benedict XVI appoints Rev. Peter Joseph Hundt as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Father Peter Joseph Hundt as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Bishop-Designate Hundt will be ordained to the episcopate on a date to be announced shortly.

In response to the announcement, Bishop-Designate Hundt commented: "I am honoured to have been appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. I will do my best to be worthy of this appointment and of the trust that has been placed in me."
Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic enthusiastically welcomed the announcement: "We give thanks for the appointment of Bishop-Designate Hundt. He brings great experience to our Archdiocese, both as a Pastor and former Chancellor with the Diocese of Hamilton. No doubt he will bring wonderful gifts to our community. May God bless him as he begins his important work."

Father Hundt was born in Hanover, Ontario on August 26, 1956. Prior to ordination he studied at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo where he received a Bachelor of Arts (1978) and at St. Peter's Seminary, London, Ontario, where he was conferred with a Masters of Divinity from the University of Western Ontario in 1981. In 1987 he was awarded a license in Canon Law from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. Bishop-Designate Hundt was ordained to the priesthood for the diocese of Hamilton on May 8, 1982. After priestly ordination he served as parochial vicar in the parish of St. Eugene's in Hamilton from 1982 to 1985 when he was assigned to Rome for further studies. Upon returning from Rome in 1987, he served first as Vice-Chancellor of the diocese of Hamilton for two years before becoming Chancellor in 1990, an office in which he served until 1994. Since 1994, he has been the Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown,
Ontario.

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Ontario Government Improving Newcomer Settlement Services
Expanded Services Will Help New Ontarians Succeed

 TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is increasing funding to settlement and integration services to ensure new Ontarians get the help they need to succeed, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Mike Colle announced today.

"Ontario invests more than any other Canadian province in services to help newcomers settle in their communities," said Colle. "This is an investment in our newcomers. We're increasing our funding to allow agencies to serve more people."

The funding increase of $1.2 million annually to the Newcomer Settlement Program will bring annual provincial spending to about $130 million on services that help newcomers get established in their communities, find jobs and housing, learn English or French, and access community resources.

The increased investment will improve settlement services for newcomers through specialized training for front line staff in settlement agencies and will help agencies modernize their facilities and make them more welcoming.

"Newcomers bring with them vitality and innovation," said Colle. "They bring experience with every market and every culture. And they bring our future, because the more immigrants succeed, the more Ontario succeeds."

Over 125,000 newcomers arrive in Ontario each year - nearly equivalent to the population of Prince Edward Island. While Toronto remains the overwhelming destination for newcomers, surrounding municipalities have seen a large increase over the past three years. Brampton had about 60 per cent more newcomers over three years, while the increase in Mississauga was 47 per cent over the same time period.

Signed in November 2005, the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement will
see federal funding in Ontario increase by $920 million over the next five
years to help newcomers get off to a good start.


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Commentary

Helping International Engineering Graduates In Ontario
Excerpts From :Engineering Dimensions Jan/Feb 2006

International engineering graduates can have more difficult time finding their career footing in Ontario than their Canadian-educated counterparts,but there ways to make integration easier. Such was the message at a well-attended panel discussion hosted in October by PEO's Ezobicoke, Toronto Homber, Mississauga and North Toronto chapters.

Nabil El Khazen,P.Eng.,a consulting structural engineer educated in Lebanon, left a job in Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates,to emigrate to Canada.Two hundred job applications and 200 rejections later. El Khazen finally got a job as an assistant to a junior draughtsperson, making one-eighth of his Abu Dhabi salary.Despite the apparent setback,he recognized the opportunities available to him in Canada and worked his way up through the ranks very quickly.

He offered two pieces of advice. First,be prepared to start at the bottom. In terms of employment,"nothing is too menial" is the advice he gives to friends and family. Second: Recognize the culture you are in. "What works in Havana doesn't work in Toronto,and what works in Toronto doesn't work in Havana." El Khazen says,"Speak the language and respect the differences.With these principles,you can be parachuted anywhere in the world and you will be successful."

Samir Pathak,P.Eng.,a young chemical engineer from India,worked as an engineer in his native country for a couple years,but wasn't interested in a life that can't doing the same thing day in and day out.He worked in the UK before emigrating to Canada.Getting a job in Ontario,however proved a challenge.

In his advice to those looking to integrate quickly into Ontario's engineering profession is to take advantage of the resources available to you from professional engineering organizations such as PEO and the Ontario of Professional Engineers(OSPE),and have confidence in yourself.Shreewastav says,"Network and be determined.A positive attitude makes a difference."

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News Clips from Goa
by Joel D'Souza
 

Non Resident Indians (including Goans !) to get voting rights

NEW DELHI: In a landmark decision meant to give non-resident Indians "a sense of belonging", the Indian government yesterday decided to grant them voting rights by amending the country's electoral law. At a meeting here presided over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Cabinet approved the tabling of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2006, in Parliament's Budget Session beginning today. The amendment will amplify the definition of an Indian "ordinarily resident" in the country in the Representation of the People Act. This will enable "NRIs who have absented from the place of their ordinary residence in India owing to their employment, education or otherwise to get themselves enrolled in the electoral rolls and exercise their voting rights," said a statement issued after the cabinet meeting. "The amendment will entitle eligible citizens of India to cast their votes in parliamentary and assembly elections when they are in their constituencies and thus fully participate in the democratic process of nation building and uphold their pride and prestige as citizens of India," the statement said. (GT)
 

 

People of Calangute grateful to Victoria

CALANGUTE, Feb 15: The Calangute Constituency Citizens Action Forum and the local village Panchayat jointly felicitated Deputy Speaker and Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes recently, for having supported and helped them to exclude Calangute Village from the Mapusa Planning and Development Authority. Calangute Sarpanch Joseph Sequeira applauded her success and said that it was entirely due to Mrs Fernandes’ strenuous efforts and hardwork, even at the risk of going against her party. Cyriaco Dias, freedom fighter and famous veteran tiatrist, in his address expressed the gratitude of the people of Saligao to Mrs Victoria Fernandes and said that “Mummy” will always be remembered fondly by Goans in the way they remember late Dr Jack de Sequeira. Brian Sequeira compered the well attended function, while Eknath Nagvenkar and Sneha Salgaocar also spoke on the occasion. (GoaNewsClips)
 

 

What you should do about all that's printed in your name
BY RAHUL GOSWAMI

Newspapers and journals in Goa have little to recommend themselves with. They are, without exception, failures. The only reason they continue to exist and continue to be consumed has to do with an equal failure, this on the part of the reading public, who demand nothing more from them. The reading audiences in Goa, despite their occasional and wholly inadequate complaints about the material served to them on newsprint, have through their inaction shaped the colourless communication that passes for news media in this state. The news media, for its part, has been happy to oblige an undemanding audience with its own version of a common minimum programme, a percentage approach to the business of informing, educating, entertaining. Sadly, this is the state of affairs that obtains not in Goa alone. (GT)

 

Acute shortage of nurses in Goa

PANJIM: "The ratio of nurses to patients in government hospitals is quite low in Goa," observed Arvind Kulkarni. Arvind has come from Delhi on February 6 and is visiting different government and non-government hospitals and institutions in the state in view of learning the status of the nursing profession in Goa. "Though the number of hospitals have increased, there is an acute shortage of nurses. Though there are enough of candidates it is observed that often they are not employed despite the shortage of nurses. This quite shocking," he said. (GT)

 

2 DEAD IN MASS SUICIDE BIT ON MIRAMAR BEACH

PANJIM: In a shocking incident on February 14 morning, five members of a family from Kerala allegedly consumed poison, and four of them were found lying on the Miramar seashore in an unconscious state. While the mother, Bina (45) and a son Pradeep 925) were declared dead, three siblings - Akash (19), Ashwini (17) and Amrita (12) are battling for their lives at the Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim. (GT)

 

State plans new ration cards

PANJIM, Feb 15: The state government intends to issue new ration cards by January 2007, Civil Supplies Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate told the Goa Assembly today. Chandrakant Kavlekar had brought to the notice of the government that cardholders are finding it difficult to produce the ration cards for official purpose as the cards are torn or in bad condition. (H)

 

Obituary

 

OLAVO FONSECA

Excerpts from Toronto Star

FONSECA, Olavo - Passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, February 13, 2006 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Gladys for 52 years. Loving father of Norman and his wife Jennifer and the late Desmond. Dear brother of Zelia, Oswald, Emeric, Rev. Blasco Fonseca, Elba Nazareth, and the late Carmela and Angelo Fonseca.Funeral Mass ll held in St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10:00a.m. Private cremation.In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Food for Children, The Goan Charitable Organization or the Trillium Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated..

 
MARIA MASCARENHAS E AFONSO
14 Feb. Navelim. MARIA MASCARENHAS E AFONSO. Beloved wife of Joao Antonio. Loving Mother of Ricardo/Valerie(UK), Zeno/Noelyn, Delano/Charlotte(Chicago), Dr. Valtino/Ansettan (St.Paul).
 
 
 

 


Events

 Goan Events in Canada - 2006 
Date Organization Event  
Kipling Acres on Sunday, February 19th at 2.00 p.m. Group looking into Long Term Care Homes for Seniors Information meeting e-mail
Flyer
25th Feb 2006 Goa Amigos Red & Back Carnival Dance Red_Black-CarnivalDanceFlyer
March 14, 2006 7-9 p.m Fifty-five Plus Goan Seniors Group- West GTA Tax Clinic
Conducted by
Roque Barreto
Church Hall - Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish
45 Ludstone Drive , Etobicoke
email
Goan Seniors
West


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Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm FIFTY-FIVE PLUS GOAN  SENIORS GROUP - WEST GTA Easter Brunch Click for flier
May 12,6.15 pm Fifty-five Plus Goan Seniors Group- West GTA Ladies Dine & Pamper Nite
Mary Kay®Dinner & Makeover
You are cordially invited to a "Girlfriends Night Out"
Enjoy a great Buffet Dinner.
Click Flier for details

 
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Goan Seniors
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Sunday, May 14th, 2006
11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Goan Overseas Association (GOA)
St. Francis Xavier Senior's Club
The Canorient Christian Association of Metropolitan Toronto
The Canorient Seniors Club of Toronto
The Manglorean Association of Canada (MAC)
 
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER JUBILEE YEAR - CANADA
Food & Craft Fair
Brebeuf College School
211 Steeles Avenue East
(Near Bayview & Steeles)
Toronto, Ontario
Flyer
June 17th, 2006
Michael Power high school - Etobicoke, Ontario
Michael Power high school - Etobicoke, Ontario Konkani Tiatr "KIDD"
written by : Ben Evangelisto (Goa)

Directed by:Marshal Fernandes
For more information, please contact Marshal Fernandes or Sandra Menezes at (416) 503-0043
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 -  12.00 noon Calangute Association Canada Feast of Patron Saint Alex GVC
Saturday,September 16, 2006 Dr.Ribeiro's Goan School Ex-student's Committee - Toronto Grand Reunion Dance
GVC
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 - From 6.00 P.M. To 1.00 A.M. Calangute Association Canada Annual Social GVC
December 3rd 2005 To December 3rd 2006.
St Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations
Greater Toronto Area Events
Saturday July 8, 2006 CLR Family Picnic at Erindale Park, Mississauga Picnic  
Saturday June 10, 2006 Villagers of Siolim Association - Greater Toronto Area Celebration St Anthony's Feast GVC
Sunday October 1, 2006 CLR Social at Claireport Place CLR Social  

Announcements
 

 

Quebec Goan Association -Montreal ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
THE "QGA AGM" WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2006, AT  2.00PM. Forrest Village Community Center, 457 Spring Garden, D.D.O.
 

Toronto East Goan Seniors Association (TEGSA)
Notice of Annual General Meeting


Date: Sunday, March 26, 2-5 p.m.
Place: the Commander Park Arena hall, 140 Commander Commander Blvd,Toronto,M1S 3H7.
 

Group looking into Long Term Care Homes for Seniors
Kipling Acres on Sunday, February 19th at 2.00 p.m
Information meeting

                                                             
Kipling Acres 2233 Kipling Avenue
Etobicoke ON
M9W 4L3
416-392-2300





Kipling Acres is an accredited long-term care home for 335 residents. First opened in 1959, Kipling has a long tradition of providing quality care in a home-like environment. Its residents and staff reflect a rich mix of cultures and backgrounds, and the home is an important part of its northern Etobicoke community.

http://www.toronto.ca/homesfortheaged/kiplingacres.htm

 
OPG Nuclear will have a non-developmental summer student program again this year.
Below are the details.
How to Apply
Applicants should log on to
www.mypowercareer.com,select "Powerful Opportunities", select "Student and Co-op Placements".

Students must meet the following requirements:
- be at least 18 years of age as of the closing date of the advertisement
- be registered in a recognized college or university program and be returning to school in September 2006 Electronic applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2006. No paper applications/resumes will be accepted for this process.

Type of Work Available
Students should be prepared to accept any type of work, i.e., manual labour or clerical work, and potential candidates should be able to work shift if required. There will be clerical and janitorial positions available at either or both of Darlington and Pickering.
Start and end dates may vary depending on the department needs.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment will be conditional on positive security and medical clearances. Students will become members of the appropriate bargaining units for the duration of their employment.
For clerical positions, minimum typing speed is 45 wpm.
If any further information is required, please contact Maria Fasciano at 889 Brock Road, access 702+4188.
 
Looking for Cousin in Panaji

My name is Brenda Johnston (nee Albuquerque). I am looking for my cousin, Marie D'Souza who resides in Panaji, Goa, India. I have the address of her sister, Joan D'Souza who resides at "Joanville" in Panaji, Goa. My daughter and nephew and possibly myself are planning a visit to Goa in April 2006 and would like to see them. Could someone possibly let me know if there is someway of contacting via address directory Mrs. Marie D'Souza. Thanks.

Brenda P. Johnston
brendapjohnston@hotmail
416-923-1403
 
MONTHS MIND MASS- For ARTHUR DE MELLO -
SUNDAY FEB 19 -1:00 PM


St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church -
Port Credit, Ontario Canada
 

Pilgrimage to France and Spain
From April 10th to 22nd April, 2006 through GIDEON TRAVEL AGENCY.


We will be visiting the Marian Shrines in Covadonga, Garabandal and Santo Torribio Monastery in Spain where the largest piece of the True Cross that Jesus was crucified on, is located and will be allowed to venerate. In France we visit Lourdes, La Salette in the French Alps, Avignon which was once the seat of the Pope, St. Therese of Liseux, St Catherine Laboure (whose body is Incorrupt) in the Convent Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, The Cathedral of the Notre Dame, The Basilica of Sacre-Coeur at Montre-Marte, the Champs de Elysee, Eiffel Tower and all the other sights of Paris. If you are interested please contact Suzanne D'Sa at 905-824-6369 or Gideon Travel-Henry at 905-949-5533 as soon as possible as there are a few seats left.
 

 

People Places and Things
 

Seeking the Sun in Goa
Toronto Star
Retiring to one's roots
Feb. 13, 2006. PRITHI YELAJA STAFF REPORTER

CANDOLIM, GOA-Like many other retired Torontonians, Rita and Vishnu Mathur went seeking the sun this winter, but instead of trekking off to a condo in Florida, they've found their version of an oceanside paradise here on India's southwest coast. They're among a growing number of foreign citizens - Europeans, Indian expats from Britain, and a few intrepid Canadians, even some with no roots in India - drawn to Goa by a fine climate, low cost of living, and cosmopolitan culture, advantages that for many outweigh the potential drawbacks of retiring in India.


Each day for the Mathurs ends with a beach walk timed to catch the sun setting in a cloudless sky over the Arabian Sea. "We feel if we don't see it every day, we've really missed something magical," says Rita, 60, an editor. The Mathurs decided to buy a place in this former Portuguese colony, one of India's top beach destinations, three years ago.

Candolim is 12 kilometres from Panaji, Goa's capital. "It's not that we're running away from snow so much - the added advantage here is returning to our roots," says Vishnu, 71, who left New Delhi for Canada in 1976 and was a producer/director for CBC's The Nature of Things for 15 years. Adds Rita: "It's like we have one foot here and one foot in Canada. Every time we come back here, we feel renewed."

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Computer Surgery

South Australian surgeons are pioneers with the latest in computer navigation to improve the fitting of knee and hip replacements, so the prosthetic joints last longer for the patient.

Read transcript
http://www.abc.net.au/ra/innovations/stories/s1569323.htm

 
Stalking the Holy

 

The Pursuit of Saint Making 256 pages
0-88784-181-3
$32.95 CDN
http://www.anansi.ca/titles.cfm?pub_id=281

 


Dr. Michael W. Higgins is a renowned Thomas Merton scholar and a regular commentator, in both print (Globe and Mail) and broadcast media (CTV), on matters pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. He is the author of Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton and co-author of a number of books including The Jesuit Mystique and My Father's Business: A Biography of His Eminence G. Emmett Cardinal Carter.

Higgins is a professor of English and Religious Studies, and has been President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, since 1999.

This is a personal quest that casts the many facets of sainthood under keen examination, and tunnels to the root of why saints have continued to fascinate, intrigue, and inspire people throughout history.

Michael Higgins couples his personal anecdotes and investigations with case studies of a range of particularly interesting and inspiring potential saints, namely Mother Teresa, Pope Pius XII, and Padre Pio. Higgins also addresses the possible canonization of Pope John Paul II. His research is unwaveringly thorough and his references are extensive. The result is an analysis characterized by both depth and clarity.

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Health & Wellness

Conference Board outlines 12 success factors for workplace literacy programs

OTTAWA, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Individuals with low literacy skills have fewer options in the labour market and hinder the global competitiveness of their employers. Organizations can help their employees develop vital reading, writing and numeracy skills. In a new report, The Conference Board of Canada outlines 12 success factors for workplace literacy programs and highlights 10 Canadian organizations that have developed effective programs. "Workplace literacy programs are a key approach to enhancing employees' ability to succeed in their jobs, in their personal lives and in their communities," said Alison Campbell, Senior Research Associate. "The success factors demystify the intangible elements that go into developing and operating workplace literacy programs."
The Conference Board's 12 success factors are divided into five broad categories:

Precondition to Learning

1. Create a learning environment.

Program Strategy

2. Recognize literacy needs.
3. Plan before initiating.
4. Find adequate funding and support.
5. Make decision-making inclusive.

Program Operation

6. Design an effective curriculum.
7. Select the right instructor.
8. Use the best delivery mix.

Program Marketing

9. Market and sell the program.
10. Engage supervisors.
11. Encourage employee participation.

Program Evaluation

12. Evaluate programs realistically.

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The Mature Workforce - Putting Experience to Work

TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Canada is facing an imminent skills shortage as the Baby Boom generation prepares to exit the workforce. There have been reports, research studies and statistics that indicate a huge demographic shift is taking place in the workforce. Since 1964 there has been a decline in the birthrate that will create a shortage of younger candidates entering the labour market. People are living longer, they are healthier, and they want to continue working and being productive. The Mature Workforce is ready and willing to fill the looming skills shortage, but when was the last time someone in the 50+ age group was considered for a position in your company? Statistics Canada reports that workers over age 55 have contributed to one third of all labour force growth within the past seven years. They are on the front edge of the largest, healthiest and best educated population to ever move through and beyond their fifties. There is no end in sight to this trend that reverses several decades of declining participation by this demographic. Research has shown that at least one third of Canadians want to continue working past the traditional retirement age. In order to stay competitive, and prevent the loss of the extensive experience of older workers, employers must consider ways to appeal to their unique needs. In its 2002 General Social Survey, Statistics Canada cited a number of factors that could encourage retirees to remain on the job. One of these was flexible work schedules. In fact, 28 percent of recent retirees said they would have continued to work if they had been able to work part-time, making them ideal candidates for contract positions that are not traditionally nine to five roles.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation report asks "is 60 the new 70?"

OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Annual Report on Canadians' Health reveals that the wave of Canadian Baby Boomers now turning 60 could be the first generation to turn back the clock and experience a decline in quality of life. Compared to 10 years ago, the rates of obesity in Boomers have soared by nearly 60%, a whopping 52% are inactive and yet 80% still think they will enjoy a longer life expectancy than previous generations. "This year, every day almost 1,000 Canadian Baby Boomers will turn 60, entering the prime age for heart disease and stroke," says Dr. Beth Abramson, Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and cardiologist. "Rising obesity rates and inactivity among Boomers could threaten years of steady progress towards better heart health."
Despite sustained attention to the health impact of obesity, a recent Heart and Stroke Foundation survey showed that a shocking 58% of Boomers think their weight has little or no effect on their heart health.
Ten years ago in its first look at this post-war population, the Foundation's first Report on Boomers revealed their heart health was showing.

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