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Newsletter. Issue 23. November 09, 2013


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Newsline Canada

Canadian Consul General to attract Goan entrepreneurs to Canada
Murari Shetye, | | TNN Nov 5, 2013,

Panaji: As a part of regular exercise of creating awareness about business opportunity in Canada, the Canadian consulate has decided to interact with the Goan entrepreneurs to invest in Canada. Consul General of Canada in India will arrive in Goa on Thursday to meet Goan entrepreneurs.


Mulcair says Harper truly “couldn’t care less”
NDP Leader slams PM for speech at Conservative convention

Summerside – Canadians should probably expect to hear the phrase “I couldn’t care less,” a lot in the coming year.


Live-in caregiver admissions to reach an all-time high in 2014
News Release from CIC-Info (

Government taking action to address growing backlog

Ottawa, October 29, 2013 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced aggressive new action to address the growing backlog and increasing processing times in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).


Foreign control in the Canadian economy

In 2011, the value of assets, revenues and profits increased for both foreign and Canadian-controlled enterprises. The shares of foreign-controlled assets and revenues declined from 2010, while the share of profits under foreign control was up over the previous year.


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


On Dying and Living Forever
Source : Goanet Reader | By Shamika Andrade

Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief. -- Christopher Pike

I was four years old when I saw death up close for the first time. My dad's youngest sister lay in the coffin. She died due to a heart defect. "She lived a long full life," they said, "in spite of her health condition."


Mojim Konknni Kolpona - Devanagiri o Romi?
(My Konknni thoughts – devanagiri or romi?)

By: Konkn’no Vijay Naik (Vince Leitao (

Being about 25 years old then, I remember the Konkani language agitation well. There were roadbandhs, market shutdowns, various meetings, demonstrations, bhaxans etc. we had a family weddingtoo, and I was ded’do. The groom was from Kolongut (Calangute), and the bride from Suraulli (Seraulim) we had to send a bridal car from Kolongut to Suraulli. Recent murders in Kutt’tthali (Cortalim) made the regular route from North to South Goa extremely dangerous. Coconut trees were felled and placed across the road so nobody could travel through Kutt’tthali.


Let’s All Be Hindu Fundamentalists
June 6, 2013 • by mariawirthblog • in Uncategorized
Sent by Olavo Joanes – published in CANADIAN HINDU LINK – Vol 5 Issue 4

Religious fundamentalists are on the rise and that is bad for our societies. Most people will agree on this. Yet few examine who religious fundamentalists are. Obviously, such persons would want to stick to the fundamentals of their religion. They want to live a life that is advocated in their holy books and would please their God. Now, since religious fundamentalists pose a problem, does it mean that the fundamentals of religions are bad for our societies? Let’s look at the three biggest religions:

People Places and Thingss

In Honour of Our Heroes

On November 11th, the veterans cry
Thinking of people who had to die
This is the day they fought in the war
The day of honour, we remember them for

Men and women were sad at heart
Afraid of war from the start
Even the brave fighters had a fear
Today their loved ones shed a tear


Seniors spurring Internet growth in Canada
The Canadian Press | Published on October 28, 2013

Ottawa - The number of Internet users in Canada continues to grow, spurred by seniors who have discovered a new digital lifestyle. According to a new report by Statistics Canada, 83 per cent of Canadians aged 16 or older were Internet users last year, up from 80 per cent in 2010. The number of seniors using the web grew by 20 per cent in the two-year span, with 48 per cent of Canadians 65 or older saying they went online last year.


The Coffin Maker - Movie - YouTube

A poignant story about a coffin maker in a small village in Goa who learns about life from a very unusual source!

Excerpt from Review by Deepa Deosthalee
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In writer-director Veena Bakshi’s debut film, The Coffin Maker, Naseeruddin Shah rises from the ashes as Anton Gomes (the Chekhovian connection is purely intentional), the beedi-smoking, chess-playing tragic protagonist. A Goan carpenter forced to make coffins for a living, he’s embittered by life and determined to sulk and rant at everyone around, but especially his wife Isabella (Ratna Pathak-Shah, always, always stirring), herself nursing a lifelong migraine and forlorn expression, and son Joseph (Anand Tiwari) who the father considers a good-for-nothing but still wants to protect from his dreadful profession.

News Clips from Goa

Nigerians living on photocopies of passports: Parrikar

Parrikar said that the police were close to cracking the case of murder of Nigerian Obina Obiwesi. -- Posted on November 4, 2013, 4:28 PM

Panaji: The Goa government will write to the Nigerian embassy after a number of Nigerians living in Goa were found to be using only photocopies of passports and visas as proof of their nationality, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday.


Goa to crackdown on foreigners staying illegally
Business Standard

All foreigners staying illegally in Goa, including those working in the hospitality industry, will be deported, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told a press

Goa Common Entrance Test GCET will be back from 2014 NEET ...
Jagran Josh

The Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) will return in the state from 2014, being as the common one entrance exam for admission to each professional degree ...

Mormugao Port to welcome 30 cruise liners 
Financial Express

A traditional welcome reception with Goan music was organised by Goa ... Various Goan folk performances like Ghode, Modni, Qurudin, Carnaval dance, etc...

Sea Dream luxury yacht docks at Goa 
Parda Phash

A traditional welcome reception with Goan music was organized by Goa Tourism, Government of Goa to greet the passengers. Various Goan folk performances ...

Politicians in Goa mining scam will be jailed soon'

Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS): Politicians accused in Goa's Rs.35,000-crore mining scam will be put behind bars soon unlike fodder scam accused Lalu Prasad who was ...

Airline to pay couple for 'arrogant' staff
Times of India

Margao: The South Goa Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Jet Airways (India) Ltd to pay over Rs 20,600 as compensation to a passenger

News Clips from India

India must adjust to changing power equations: President Pranab Mukherjee

Noting that power relationships are constantly changing, President Pranab Mukherjee today said unless a country understands and addresses itself to changes taking place around it, its own security would be seriously endangered.


Bangladesh a better place to live than India, survey says
Posted on GoaNet by : Tim de Mello | Sat Nov 2 09:17:34 PDT 2013

" . . . there is some evidence that bedevilled Bangladesh is still a better place to live than India, the big brother next door that has been heralded as a 21st-century superpower.


Migrant Catholic Community of Mumbai Celebrate their Faith

Mumbai (CBCI News): Some 6000 Catholic migrant workers in Mumbai came together at St. Theresa’s Church, Bandra, to celebrate God’s love together with their Shepherd Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Bishop Agnelo Gracias, Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes and Bishop John Rodrigues. Most of the workers hail from states such as Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam.


Hindus celebrate Diwali in Pakistan
Posted on November 4, 2013, 3:24 PM

In Multan, people came out in large numbers and danced on the streets.

Islamabad: Hindus across Pakistan exchanged sweets and savouries to celebrate Diwali with religious fervour, Geo News reported Monday. Children burst firecrackers and special prayers were held in temples Sunday.

In Jacobabad city, Hindus decorated their homes with earthen lanterns while in Dadu district people prayed in temples for the security and integrity of the country.

In Multan, people came out in large numbers and danced on the streets.

Source: IANS


ndia's Mars probe aims to steal technological star status from China
Jason Burke |, Monday 4 November 2013 09.31 GMT

Multimillion-dollar space rocket launch showcases India's prowess but critics say resources could be better deployed

The cyclone season is almost over, the planets are in alignment, the countdown has started. On Tuesday at 2.46pm local time, a rocket will blast off from the Indian space port on a small island in the Bay of Bengal, heading for Mars.

US, India to undertake joint naval exercise: US Naval officer
By PTI | 4 Nov, 2013,

MALABAR exercise is expected to demonstrate both Navies' ability to plan and execute complex multi-war fare scenario of events at sea.MALABAR exercise is expected to demonstrate both Navies' ability to plan and execute complex multi-war fare scenario of events at sea.

Chennai: The United States and India would undertake a joint naval exercise later this week as part of enhancing ties between the two countries, a top US Naval officer said today.



Thu Nov 14 12:21:09

In her 45th year, tragically in Brampton on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Daphne is now and forever will be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Sadly and lovingly missed by her beloved parents Tony (Antonio) and Bertha, her sister Cassandra (Michael), her brothers Engelbert (Lesta) and Franklyn. She will be missed by her nieces Sarah, Mary, Caitlyn and nephew Jaden, her many Aunts, Un....  Read more


Peter Anthony De Souza
Wed Nov 13 12:00:00

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November12, 2013 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Marcilia (Iducha) for 60 years.

Loving father of Errol (Anna). Devoted grandfather of Alexander.

 The family will receive friends at

Ogden  Funeral Home

4184 Sheppard Ave East, Scarbo....  Read more


Alvaro Falleiro, RIP
Sat Nov 09 07:27:59

Your prayers are requested for the reposed soul of Alvaro (Al) Falleiro who passed away on November 7, 2013.

 Al Falleiro is survived by :His wife: Mona Falleiro,Daughter: Pearl Desouza, wife of Noel Desouza and their children Jasmine and Zachary Son: Jude Correa, husband of Vinita and their daughter Jillian Daughter: Jewel Sharma and her children Pooja and Raj

Brother: Jos....  Read more



EngAging Immigrant Seniors

Conference and Expo
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Sagan Banquet Hall
7180 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga, ON (Derry Road & Hurontario Street)
On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 CASSIS will be hosting a conference and Expo, entitled “EngAging Immigrant Seniors” from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Sagan Banquet Hall (Derry Road/Hurontario Street).


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CGCG "Tribute to our Clergy" Celebration on Saturday, Nov 9 - followed by Reception

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  1. Mass attendees are requested to be in their seats by 9:30 am sharp. Church St. Joseph’s 5440 Durie Rd, Mississauga
  2. Envelopes will be placed in the church pews for offertory donations which will be sent to Society of Pilar Seminary in Goa and St. Joseph's Seminary in Mangalore. If donating by cheque please make your cheque payable to CGCG. (Tax receipts will be issued directly to donors by the Archdiocese of Toronto).

  3. Reception at St. Joseph’s School at 5555 Creditview Rd following Mass. (Tickets are fully sold out)

  4. Entry to the reception will only be allowed to those producing a valid ticket.
  5. Note: A box with finger foods/beverage will be distributed at the Reception to ticket holders - following registration & entry.
  6. Directions: to St Joseph's Church for Mass and to School for Reception see below:

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Event of the Season - 55PGA Christmas Dance Dec. 6th. 2013

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Events for 2013





November 9, 2013
at 10.00 a.m.
Canadian Goan Catholic Group A Tribute to Our Clergy
Holy Mass

followed by reception
St. Joseph’s
5440 Durie Rd, Mississauga
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December 06, 2013
at 6pm
55 PGA Christmas Dance
3045 Southcreek Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X2X7
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Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
at 10.30 am
Friends of St.Francis Xavier (Toronto) 13th Annual Feast celebration at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough ON, Click for Flyer

Forthcoming Goan Overseas Association (Toronto) Events

Date Organization Event Links
December 01,
G.O.A Feast of St. Francis Xavier Click for Flyer

Health & Wellness

Food education should be a priority in Canadian classrooms

Ottawa, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Children need to learn more than how to read and write at school—they should also be learning about a healthy diet, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report.


Social justice advocate Uppala Chandrasekera named Vice Chair of MHCC's Board of Directors
Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Calgary, Oct. 30, 2013 -- /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, MD, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Uppala Chandrasekera, MSW, RSW, as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.


Wearable Tech Company Revolutionizes Health Monitoring
by Nicole Fallon, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer | October 29, 2013 05:54am ET

The AIRO wristband uses light wavelengths to monitor nutrition, exercise, stress and sleep patterns to provide recommendations for improving overall health.
Credit: AIRO Health

Combining technology and health monitoring is by no means a new concept. It started with basic pedometers several decades ago, which were more recently integrated into personal electronic devices like iPods and smartphones. Today, countless mobile applications tracking everything from calories and weight loss to workouts and sleep cycles are available to the health-conscious, and they show no signs of decreasing in popularity.


Canadian government to spend $6000 a person on health care
Toronto Sun

Spending is expected to reach $211 billion in 2013 — an increase of about 2.6%, according to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. That's less ...
CTV News 

In its annual report, “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada,” the Fraser Institute said the median wait time in 2013 hit 18.2 weeks, three days ...


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