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citizenship not for sale: Minister Kenney provides
update of investigations into citizenship fraud
December 9, 2011 — The Government of
Canada is now investigating 6,500 people from more
than 100 countries for fraudulently attempting to
gain citizenship or maintain permanent resident
status, Citizenship, Immigration and
Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced
“Canadian citizenship is not for sale,” said
Minister Kenney. “Canadians are generous people, but
have no tolerance or patience for people who don’t
play by the rules and who lie or cheat to become a
Canadian citizen. The Government will apply the full
strength of Canadian law to those who have obtained
economy continues on growth track: RBC Economics
Toronto, Dec. 12, 2011 /CNW/
- Following a slowdown in activity
earlier this year, Ontario's economy is showing
signs that it is on track for modest growth,
according to the latest
RBC Economics Provincial Outlook report. RBC is
forecasting that Ontario's economy will grow by two
per cent in 2011 and 2.3 per cent in 2012.
reach agreement at UN climate change talks in
Durban, South Africa, to work towards a new treaty,
but it won't come into force until after 2020. The
agreement reached at COP 17 in Durban falls far
short of a new treaty.
DURBAN, South Africa —
After two weeks of tense negotiations, and several
all-nighters, a deal to address climate change was
finally reached at the UN climate summit in Durban
as the sun rose Sunday morning.
The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not
necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.
Minister Jason Kenney’s anti-immigrant mean streak
isn’t just directed at immigrants who became
citizens but his department has also been working on
cases of those who are not yet citizens. Kenney
claims nearly 4,400 people with permanent resident
status who are known to be implicated in residence
fraud have been flagged for additional scrutiny
should they attempt to enter Canada or obtain
citizenship. There is nothing wrong with cracking
down on immigration and citizenship fraud but the
Conservatives as usual go gung-ho in targeting
immigrants and this comes across as actions of a
government bent on attacking and vilifying
immigrants. This seems like overzealousness given
that since 1867, Canada has only revoked the
citizenship status of 66 people but under the
Stephen Harper Conservatives thousands of immigrants
are on the chopping block. - By R. Paul Dhillon
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s anti-immigrant
mean streak continues as he targets an additonal
6500 people for citizenship after already stripping
1800 of citizenship earlier. On Friday, Kenney
announced that the Conservative government is now
investigating 6,500 people from more than 100
countries for fraudulently attempting to gain
citizenship or maintain permanent resident status.
People Places and Things
Friends of St.
Francis Xavier (Toronto)
11th Annual Feast Celebration.
2011 Feast of St. Francis Xavier in 2011 fell on
Saturday December 3rd.
On this special day, the Friends of St. Francis
Xavier celebrated their 11th annual feast on
Saturday, December 3rd at Our Lady of the Rosary
Church in Scarborough.
More than 300 people came from all parts of the
Greater Toronto Area to join in the celebration.
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The service conducted by Fr. Raymond Antao,
commenced with the blessing of a small statue of the
Saint, especially brought from Goa, by Feast
President, Claude Gomes.
Xavier Fest Celebrated by QGA - Quebec Goan
(Montreal) By Mrs. Lydia, Video by
Kevin Silveira |
On Saturday December 3rd
2011 the feast day of Saint Francis Xavier the
patron saint of Goa was celebrated by the Quebec
Goan Association, Montreal Chapter. The sponsors of
the feast were Noel and Annette Rodriguez and
five hundred years, the ascendancy of the West has
driven world events. Sometimes brutally. Sometimes
beautifully. But it’s been the West on top. Now, as
Europe shakes, the U.S. struggles, and China and
India rise, historian Niall Ferguson is asking
whether the long era of Western ascendancy is over.
Whether we’re living through a long decline – or
could see a sudden collapse. Maybe soon. Avoiding
that means a cultural and institutional “reboot”
says Ferguson, to revive the sources of Western
strength. Our “killer apps.”
Monica Channa, the force behind Akran
Marketing and its Executive Director, Operations,
has been awarded a spot in the 2011 Canada’s Most
Powerful Women Top 100. Canada’s Most Powerful Women
Top 100 award winners are honoured by the Women’s
Executive Network, a non-profit organisation
dedicated to the advancement and recognition of
women, for ...
Crab, Goa's popular sea-food
crab is very popular sea-food in Goa... plain
boiled, stuffed, fried or in the delicious xakuti
version. Goans call the crab "kurli" in their
mother-tongue Konkani. The phrase "crab mentality"
is almost equally popular in Goa.
(Courtesy By Joel D'souza)
Festivals: St Francis Xavier’s feast celebrated with
traditional pomp Posted: 03 Dec 2011 11:53 PM PST
The feast of
St Francis Xavier was on Saturday celebrated
with traditional pomp with thousands of devotees
from the state and other parts of the country
attending the religious services at the Basilica De
Bom Jesus throughout the day. The feast high mass
was celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to India, Rev
Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio, Archbishop Philip
Neri Ferrao in the concelebrated mass on the theme
‘Mon’xa xrititicho korar jieum-ya sam francisk
xavierak man diun-ya’ ‘Covenant between human beings
and creation divine love’s manifestation.’
The main celebrant, the
Apostolic Nuncio and Ambassador of the Vatican in
India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio (centre) along
with the Archbishop Philip Neri Ferrao (left) and
the Archbishop of Singapore, Nicholas Chia
celebrating the feast mass of St Francis Xavier at
Old Goa on Saturday.
If you are planning a trip to Goa for New Year
celebrations, go for the all tourist special train
to the coastal State that Indian Railways Catering
and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will roll out in
The 7 nights and 8 days package offer includes
travel by an exclusive train booked for the
tourists, sightseeing by dedicated tourist buses,
accommodation at decent hotels and other features.
for retelling of Jesus' story and greater religious
unity Bosco de Sousa Eremita, Panaji India December
Jesus is not understood in India, especially in Goa,
because people view him as the God of the
colonizers, according to the author of a book
published yesterday. Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao
of Goa and Daman presided over a book launch event
in the state capital of Panaji to mark the 50th
anniversary of Goa’s liberation from 450 years of
Portuguese colonial rule.
Kumar (name changed on request), an engineering
graduate from Nagpur, went to the US in 2003 to work
for an IT company in New Jersey. His employer got
the non-immigrant H1B visa for him, and after two
years filed the green card petition under employment
based category 3, for permanent resident status. Now
after seven years, Kumar is still waiting for his
green card, even as the maximum six years allowed
under the H1B visa is over.
New Delhi: India
is estimated to have got $58 billion in remittances
– the highest for any country – from its diaspora in
2011, followed closely by China at $57 billion,
World Bank data showed Thursday. “There is increase
in flow of remittances to India from all major
sources. There is good increase from Gulf, East Asia
and Pacific countries,” said Dilip Ratha, manager of
the World Bank’s migration and remittances unit.
Delhi – India’s innate fascination with
gold continues as Indian households hold gold worth
over percentage of 950 billion which in turn is
around 50 percent of the country’s GDP in dollar
terms, says a report. Gold consumption is part of
India’s culture and tradition and the country is the
world’s largest consumer of gold, followed by China.
Indian households hold 18,000 tonnes of gold which
represents 11 percent of the global stock and worth
more than percentage of 950 billion, around 50
percent of India nominal GDP in dollar terms, says
global research firm Macquarie.
Durban: At the
president's informal stock taking plenary, held in
the early hours of Sunday, environment minister
Jayanthi Natarajan made a final attempt to ensure
that India's redlines - legally binding deal and
differentiation between developing and developed
countries - were not crossed.
English weekly Outlook has tendered an apology for
publishing a defamatory letter against Bishop
Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore in its Oct 10
“We sincerely apologize to the Bishop of Mangalore
Diocese and to the members of the Catholic community
for the oversight and regret the inconveniences
caused,” wrote Outlook Editor-in Chief Vinod Mehta
in a clarification published in the latest issue.
Minority leaders in Pakistan have condemned the
government over what they say is its “policy of
silence” over increasing incidents of religious
discrimination throughout the country. “The silence
of successive governments and the state apparatus
while discriminatory actions and the propagation of
hatred is increasing has added to the misery of
religious minority communities,” according to Samson
Salamat, director of the Centre for Human Rights
Education in Lahore.