Newsletter. Issue 23. November 05, 2011

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Newsline Canada

Ottawa wants to accept between 240,000 and 265,000 newcomers in 2012
http://toronto.ctv.ca/
The Canadian Press | Wed. Nov. 2 2011


Ottawa — Immigration Minister Jason Kenney plans to hold immigration levels steady next year, but the mix of immigrants will change.


 

Immigration Canada to clamp down on Marriages of Convenience
http://nexuscanada.blogspot.com/

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. He also said that the plan includes a conditional period to ensure marriages are real to prevent ... instead be focusing on preventing people in a fake marriage from ever entering the country. ...

Government plans crackdown on marriages of convenience
Friday, October 28, 2011| By Robert Hiltz, Postmedia News

Ottawa — The government is set to change the regulations for immigrants marrying a Canadian in an effort to crack down on marriages of convenience.

 

Largest-ever study on aboriginals in Toronto finds divided community, racism
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/1077905
October 28, 2011 | Amy Dempsey


The largest study of aboriginal people ever conducted in Toronto has found a need for a seniors’ long-term care facility, priority child care spaces and awareness campaigns to correct systemic racism within the justice system.

 

What You Don’t Know About Politics and Power on Parliament Hill
http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting

The way Canadian politics has changed

For five decades he has moved through the corridors of power in Parliament, from the inner circle in cabinet, to advising in the backrooms, to overseeing issues through the Senate or observing knowingly - and even alarmingly from the side. As Tory Senator Lowell Murray steps into a retirement that is only weeks old, we hear from him why he is disturbed by the politics of power on Parliament Hill.
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Outgoing Harper Senator Vim Kochhar Expresses Doubts On Tory Senate Reform Plans
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/09/21/outgoing-harper-senator-v_n_html?view=print
The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj First Posted: 9/21/11 10:05

Less than two years after being appointed to the upper chamber by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Senator Vim Kochhar retired Wednesday having reached his 75th birthday and delivered a sharp assessment of the Conservatives' plan for Senate reform.

 

Emerging trends in Canadian real estate
http://www.humbervalleyrealty.ca/posts/emerging-trends-in-canadian-real-estate/
By Carl On November 2, 2011


For 2012, the Canadian real estate market recovery could taper off, only sustained by modest and “not stellar” income growth according to PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and the Urban Land Institute’s new forecast Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 released today in Canada.

 

Survey: China, Russia seen most likely to bribe - Australia and Canada tied for sixth place
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/survey-china-russia-seen-most-likely-to-bribe
By AP | November 02, 2011

 
Berlin (AP) — Companies from Russia, followed closely by those from China, are seen as most likely to use bribery to secure foreign contracts, according to a new survey released Wednesday by Transparency International.


Commentary

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

 
Preserving today for tomorrow
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/print/1234512
By Nouman Khalil | October 29, 2011 |
Opinion Column in Brampton Guardian

Today’s collection is tomorrow’s history.

The archiving system has always been of tremendous importance whenever it comes to preserving the history of a nation or community.

 

Abortion; A Crime against Humanity
http://goankrazy.blogspot.com/2011/10/abortion-crime-against-humanity-by.html
by Fiona Marlow | Monday, October 31, 2011


Fiona Marlow is a 17 year old Honours Science student at Vanier College in Montreal, Canada. She is the Youth Director of the Quebec Goan Association, and has recently been titled the Public Speaking Champion of Vanier College for the year 2011. Fiona’s subject was: “Abortion; A Crime against Humanity!” this first placing speech was presented as follows.

Abortion; A Crime against Humanity!

The most fundamental right in our Canadian Constitution is the right to life. How is it then that here in Quebec approximately 31,000 innocent human beings are put to death each year in one third of all hospitals and with the aid of the tax-payer’s money to fund these murders? These individuals have committed no crime. They are simply guilty of being and of being unwanted by a parent or relative. Statistics show that here in Quebec over 27% of all pregnancies end in abortion. Abortions are unnecessary because they are inhumane, avoidable, and numerous alternatives are available.


People Places and Things

Library and Archives of Canada Campaign
http://www.savelibraryarchives.ca/campaign.aspx

Historians campaign for Library and Archives Canada soc.li/q1cjwfZ
Read what Goan Archives Canada is doing
http://sites.google.com/site/goanarchivescanada/


Of all the national assets, Archives are the most precious: They are the gift of one generation to another & the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.
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— Arthur G. Doughty (Dominion Archivist, 1904-1935))

Campaign objectives

  • Amend the Library and Archives of Canada Act to more clearly specify LAC’s obligation to maintain a comprehensive collection of Canada’s documentary heritage

 

New Catholic Girls’ League launched at St. Francis Xavier Church, Mississaugaa
http://www.catholicregister.org/youth/ysn-news/item/13218-new-catholic-girls
Written by Adanna Chigbo, Youth Speak News | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:05


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Mississauga Ont. - At St. Francis Xavier parish in Mississauga, women have the Catholic Women’s League, men have the Knights of Columbus and boys have the Columbian Squires. But there was nothing for the girls in the parish.

 

Canadian Goan excels in Chemical Engineering
http://www.goacom.com/ignad.php?aid=905
Posted by : Tim de Mello (Canada),2011-11-04

CSChE Chemical Engineering
Local Section Scholarships


London, Ontario - October 23-26, 2011

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) offers two CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarships annually to undergraduate students in chemical engineering at a Canadian university. The scholarships look at leadership qualities and demonstrated contributions to the CSChE such as participation in Student Chapters as well as academic performance. The 2011 recipients Joseph Paul Lagasca, University of Calgary and Jervis Pereira, McMaster University received their scholarships at a Student Banquet on Monday, October 24.

 

Toronto Police S/Supt. Cyril Fernandes Honoured
http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid


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Recently retired S/Supt. Cyril Fernandes was honoured at the organization’s South Asian Internal Support Network (SA-ISN) third annual boat cruise on Toronto harbour.

 

Goan Seniors go Bananas at Halloween
By: Armand Rodrigues
Photographs courtesy of Judy & Lenny Lopes

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The Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) humours its graying membership. After all, in their formative years outside Canada, most seniors may not even have heard of Halloween. The pagan ritual could easily have militated against their strict Christian upbringing, despite Christianity ascribing no negative significance to the celebrating of imaginary spooks. That said, here were the seniors indulging in the scare-mongering antics of their grandchildren today.

Indian artist Gauri Gill wins $50,000 Grange Prize
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/869731/indian-artist-gauri-gill-wins-50-000-grange-prize

Gauri Gill (Indian), Balika Mela Portraits 12, from the series Balika Mela Portraits, 2003, archival pigment print, 76 x 102 cm. Courtesy of the artist (CNW Group/AEROPLAN CANADA INC.)

Toronto And Montreal, Nov. 1, 2011 /Cnw Telbec/ - After an eight-week public vote, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aeroplan are proud to announce that Delhi-based artist Gauri Gill is the winner of The Grange Prize 2011. The $50,000 prize is Canada's largest photography prize, also granting $5,000 and an international residency to each of the runners-up, and is the only major Canadian art prize to have its winner chosen by the public.


News Clips from Goa

Nearly 50 per cent of Goa mines working illegally: Mines Ministry
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-10-28/news/30332639_1_illegal-mining-operational-mines-mining-plan
Economic Times

Panaji: Contradicting Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's claim that there was no illegal mining in the state, the Union Mines Ministry has confirmed illegalities in nearly 50 percent of the operational mines. In a letter, dated Oct 25, Joint Secretary



Goa plans to revive 60 mines in sanctuary
http://zeenews.india.com/news/goa/goa-plans-to-revive-60-mines-in-sanctuary_738812.html
Zee News


Panaji: The Congress-led Goa government has given a controversial lease of life to more than 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, leaving environmentalists angry. The Regional Plan 2021, a futuristic land use document prepared



Konkani Drama in Auckland Toiar Rau
http://www.daijiworld.com/chan/sponsors_view.asp?s_id=2893
Daijiworld.com


As time passed, it became evident that migrants were missing the Goan lifestyle and nostalgic for the familiar Goan "Sushegat" way of life was growing. To keep the traditional life style alive, Agnelo began to look for ways to initiate some cultural



Forum celebrates Goa Day
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=467401&version=1&...
Gulf Times


While appealing to the Goans living outside their native place to stay united, Faleiro complimented the efforts of the local organisers. He urged them to preserve the Goan traditions and customs. Jaysingh Rane was the guest of honour and former Indian

 
Caste Politics and Goa
http://www.navhindtimes.in/panorama/caste-politics-and-goa
Published on: October 29, 2011 - 23:33 | By Tomazinho Cardozo


It is very sad to note that instead of weakening the caste system is showing signs of strengthening its hold on society. It appears modern philosophies have not succeeded in dismantling the caste structure in our country.

 

Village Groups of Goa call for stay on RP 2021 claiming irregularities and vested interests in the planning.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/goablog/doAO/~3/xZWILKZA23M/?utm_source...
Posted: 29 Oct 2011 10:52 PM PDT on Goa Blog |
http://www.goablog.org/


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More than 40 village groups of Goa came together on Saturday to call on the government to stay the implementation of the Regional Plan 2021 citing that the plan was not a reflection of people’s aspirations but rather an imposition of vested interests.

 

Goa Bachao Abhiyan uploads village maps on website
Tue Nov 1 2011| Posted on Goanet | Visit www.savegoa.com

Village Map of Assagao

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Click here to Download copy of Regional Plan

The GBA wishes to inform the public that it has uploaded the village plans of Mormugao, Bardez, Tiswadi and Salcette on its website www.savegoa.com. These are as provided by the TCP department and can be used as a quick check for concerned persons and villages, especially in the time it takes to receive the hard copies from the TCP Department.


News Clips from India

The British hangover that devastated India’s economy
Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/print710.php?cid=1588874
DNA / Arun Narendhranath / | Monday, September 19, 2011 8:00 IST


In the seventh of their eight-part series on Indian economy’s contemporary history, the authors compare the policies of various Indian governments with the policies imposed by the British.

 

Pakistan denies BBC report on Taliban links
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE79R01W20111028?pageNumber=2&...
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:26am GMT | By Chris Allbritton

 
Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan strongly denied Thursday a BBC report that alleged the Pakistani military, along with its intelligence arm, supplied and protected the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda.

 

First Annual C-IBC Canada-India Business Forum

The Canada-India Business Council is pleased to announce the first annual C-IBC Canada-India Business Forum, taking place November 11-12 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai.

Click here for link

 

India improves score in global bribery index, still ranked low
http://www.dayandnightnews.com/2011/11/india-improves-score-in-global-bribery-index...

When it comes to companies bribing public officials when doing business overseas, India’s score has improved the most in a global index, rights group Transparency International said today. Nevertheless, India continues to be ranked near the bottom of the global Bribe Payers Index, as there was a high likelihood of Indian companies paying bribes abroad.


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