Newsletter. Issue 14. July 02, 2011


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Changes to Economic Immigration Programs Will Help Further Reduce Backlogs and Improve Wait Times
June 24, 2011 16:47 ET

Ottawa, Ontario -- (Marketwire - June 24, 2011) - Canada is adjusting its intake of applications from economic immigrants to further reduce the backlog and improve wait times while meeting the country's labour market needs, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.


2009 Figures Show Growth Rate of Poverty in Ontario the Highest of All Regions in Canada since 2007 Election

Toronto, June 17, 2011: Statistics Canada figures released this week show that Ontario’s poverty rate increased to 13.1% in 2009, a growth rate of 17% since the 2007 provincial election year (See Table following).


Citizenship and Immigration Canada celebrated celebrates World Refugee Day
By Staff writer | June 23, 2011

Citizenship and Immigration Canada celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20 with a new YouTube video and exhibit.

CIC celebrates World Refugee Day

“I have had the privilege of meeting hundreds of former refugees across Canada,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney in a statement.

George Soros: ‘We are on the Verge of an Economic Collapse’

Europe’s debt crisis has brought the region to the brink of an “economic collapse,” George Soros warns, and it’s likely the monetary union will at some point agree to a plan by which some of its members can leave.


Thousands of Somalis Flee to Kenya to Escape Conflict, Drought
Photo: Reuters | June 24, 2011 | Lisa Schlein | Geneva

Newly arrived Somali refugees wait to be registered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province, June 8, 2009

The UN refugee agency is expressing alarm at a dramatic rise in the number of new refugee arrivals from Somalia into Kenya. The UN refugee agency [UNHCR] reports more than 20,000 Somali refugees have arrived in the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya over the past two weeks.

Egypt Decides It Does Not Need World Bank, IMF Funding
VOA News | June 25, 2011

Photo: AP | Egyptian Finance Minister Samir Radwan
Egypt says it has cut its budget deficit for the next year and now will not have to seek international financial assistance to help pay for its governmental operations. Egypt's economy was buffeted during the political upheaval that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in February, with foreign tourists staying home and many Egyptian workers disrupting commerce with protests about pay and working conditions.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.

The Next Dream

Based on a lecture delivered by Ratna Omidvar on January 17, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Lecture of the Körber-Foundation, Hamburg.

Migration is the defining feature of Canada’s identity. When asked to explain what it means to be Canadian, citizens often list multiculturalism along with hockey and the maple leaf as their defining symbols.

People Places and Things

Quebec Goan Association’s participation in 2011 Canada Day Parade
By. Melanie Rodriguez (General Secretary. QGA)

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This year’s Canada Day (July 1, 2011) was blessed with a wonderful summer’s day for the thousands of people who lined Ste-Catherine street in Montreal last Friday to cheer the parade and also dance and sing to the sounds of live Goan music blasting from our very own QGA float. And not to forget our Goan dancers clad in colourful saris and Goan attire who graced the float as it slowly moved down the parade route.



55 Plus Goan Association of Mississauga hosted its first GoaFest on Saturday, June 4th, 2011, at Candles Banquet Hall, 1224 Dundas St. East Mississauga, to a sell out crowd of over 600 members, their families and friends. The event was touted as an unqualified success by all attendees. Notwithstanding the inclement weather front that moved in early that morning, there was a steady stream of attendees as soon as the doors opened at 11:00am. People were even arriving as late as 7:00 pm for the evening’s entertainment.

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Wananchi Revel in Toronto at Kenya Nite 2011
By Norman Da Costa

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It’s been 35 years since we left the safari headquarters of the universe and its pristine white sand beaches. But it took just one night, yes, one night to rekindle memories of the game parks, the exotic wildlife and the warmth and kindness Kenya is renowned for.


Seniors In A Flutter In Beach Wear
By Armand Rodrigues

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Of late, members of the Westend Seniors’ Club have been splurging on cruises to exotic shores. From their earlier memories of the humble “khasti” worn by the fishermen on the beaches of Goa, their beachwear sightings may have included a meagre fig-leaf in Torremolinos, a dental-floss bikini at Copacabana in Rio, a p---s sheath in New Guinea or a dangling string of beads in Karamoja. Ostensibly, to test the waters, the club had a beachwear party on June 18, with no limitations specified.


Sharon takes Konkani Film to the World
By Gaspar Almeida

Jun 21: Sharon Mazarello the Producer and Director of the film ‘Tum Kitem kortolo Aslo? flew into Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) this evening to participate in the Addis International Film Festival 2011, accompanied by Wilmix Wilson Mazarello, the Co-Producer of the film. Sharon’s Konkani Film “Tum Kitem kortolo Aslo?” has been selected to be screened at the Addis International Film Festival 2011.

San Joao at Pomburpa: 26/06/2011

Source: Exoticgoa Rohanposted toGlobal Goans - Curtorim
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New DVD - Punn…Tum Goykar
Produced by Pilar Fathers. U.K.

Recently released Konkani Film "Pun Tum Goykar" is now available in Canada. This film is written and directed by Fr. Lucas Rodrigues of Pilar r Fathers based in the United Kingdom. This is a must see film for every Goan Family, depicting great moral values.


Light Summer Reading
By Braz Menezes

For those who might enjoy some light summer reading, and to advance our folklore, here's Who was Father Christmas in 1948?

Adapted from his forthcoming book Just Matata- Book One of the MATATA TRILOGY, and first published in the Brochure of the Goan Gymkhana's 75th Anniversary on May 22, 2011.

News Clips from Goa

Goa CM faces anti-English ire
Posted on GoaNet | By: Gabe Menezes gabe.menezes at | Fri Jun 24 2011

Panaji, June 24 (IBNS): Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was greeted with protests at two public functions in the capital on Friday over his decision of approving English as the Medium of Instruction (MOI). The supporters of regional languages staged protests on the streets and within the premises where the two functions were held at Kala Academy and National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).


Traditional Sao Joao at Siolim Goa (24th June 2011)
Viva Sao Joao

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Traditional Sao Joao Boat festival with cultural programe celebrated at Siolim today 24.6.2011. opp. Church by the creek. Programe included Boat show, Copel competion, spot prizes, Cantaram, Mando, One man band etc.

Viva Sao Joao
Well done Siolkars

Goa tourism hails relaxation in visa norms
India Blooms News Service

Panaji, June 25 (IBNS) The tourism industry in Goa has hailed the union government’s decision on relaxing visa norms for foreign visitors coming here.

Goa Chaka Chak campaign yet to create impact in state
TNN Jun 21, 2011, 02.04am IST

PANAJI: The state is not sparkling clean as yet, though the Chaka Chak, Goa (CCG) campaign was rolled out with much fanfare nearly five months ago on Republic day.

Dust particles in Goa iron ore mining belts touch danger level
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 05:06 AM PDT

People living in the iron ore mining belt of Goa inhale more dust particles than permissible levels which can be highly hazardous to their health, said a State Pollution Control Board study.

Goa govt launches India’s first Diabetes Registry
Posted: 24 Jun 2011 06:13 AM PDT

The Government of Goa, in association with Novo Nordisk Education Foundation (NNEF), launched India’s first Diabetes Registryy that will help health service departments in the state to monitor the metabolic disease on a regular basis.

Church attacks government over Goa's drug problem
IANS | Published: 00:00 June 26, 2011 | Gulf News

Accusses it of promoting unhealthy culture

Panaji: Expressing ‘deep concern' over the rampant drug trade in the state, the Goa church Saturday said steps taken by the state government had failed to curb the menace.

Now, all seafarers entitled to hiked monthly pension of Rs 500/month
TNN Jun 26, 2011, 12.20pm IST

Margao: The monthly ex-gratia scheme currently available to some seafarers will be extended to all of them and the amount paid will be increased from 200 per month to 500 a month.

Community service for tourists at Goa rave parties?
IANS | Jun 27, 2011,

Panaji: Tourists caught at rave party sites in Goa could henceforth be forced to do community service, an official said on Monday.

News Clips from India

Indian Democracy, Chinese Autocracy TVO Program
Tuesday, June 21 2011 8:00 PM

Tiger vs dragon: China opened its economy to the world in the 1970s. India didn't follow suit until the 1990s. Despite China's 30-year head start, India's economy is quickly gaining ground, ready to overtake the Chinese economy. Who will win? And what does it mean to the North American economy? Click here to know more

India versus me page_id=3&action=blog
Posted on: 20 June 2011 by Meredith Martin

In the fall of 1995 I took an Indian philosophy class at the University of Guelph. I was in the last semester of my undergrad and I had already taken Chinese philosophy with the same professor, who was fantastic, so it only made sense to follow it up with Indian philosophy.


India reacts strongly to fuel price hike
India Blooms News Service

New DelhiKolkata, June 25 (IBNS): The entire India reacted strognly against the hike in the cost of LPG, diesel and kerosene that came into effect from Friday night while Opposition political parties hit the streets and vowed to unleash a bigger protest.


Pakistan courts China as relations with U.S. grow strained
By Griff Witte, Published: June 22

Abbottabad, Pakistan - In this city where U.S. Navy SEALs touched down long enough last month to kill Osama bin Laden and ignite a national furor, residents are courting another foreign invasion.


Will Canada - India Trade Deal be a Flop? C.D. Howe Institute

Toronto, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's trade talks with India, to avoid mutual disappointment, need ambitious goals, supported by a strategic approach and political will, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute.