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Newsletter. Issue 02. January 18, 2014


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Canada may limit services for dual citizens
By Mick O’Reilly Senior Associate Editor | Published: 18:30 January 15, 2014 Gulf News
From posting on Goanet by Eugene Correia

Taxes and banking curbs could apply to Canadians living abroad for more than 5 years

Dubai: If you’re a Canadian with dual citizenship and outside Canada, Ottawa bureaucrats consider you a citizen ‘of convenience’. And they plan to to curb your rights to government services and benefits, make you pay more in taxes and prevent you from having a Canadian driving licence or having an active bank account there.


Sustained high numbers of visas issued from Canada’s
Chandigarh and New Delhi missions in 2013

Anandpur Sahib, January 10, 2014 — Canada is a destination of choice for visitors, students and business travellers from India. A high number of visitor visas (84,672) and study permits (13,613) were issued from Canada’s Chandigarh and New Delhi offices between January and December 2013, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism announced today at the Pravasi Punjabi Divas Sammelan conference in Anandpur Sahib.


List of New Cardinals Named by Pope
Vatican City January 12, 2014 (AP)

The following is a list of the 19 men named on Sunday by Pope Francis to be installed as cardinals in a Vatican ceremony on Feb. 22:

Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State.
Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.
Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.


Pope Francis' letter congratulating Cardinals-designate
2014-01-13 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Monday released the text of the letter Pope Francis wrote to the 19 men of the Church whom he will be elevating to the College of Cardinals in a February consistory. Pope Francis announced his decision to hold the February 22nd consistory and read out the names of the Cardinals-to-be at the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square.

The letter, dated the same day, January 12, 2014, begins “Dear Brother, on the day when your appointment to the College of Cardinals is made public, I wish to send you a heartfelt greeting along with assurances of my closeness and my prayers.”


Ontario Youth Joblessness A Chronic Problem: Report

Toronto – Ontario is becoming one of the toughest places in Canada for youth to land a job, says a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office (CCPA Ontario).


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


Pope’s clarion call is worth heeding
Published on Fri Jan 16 2014 in the Toronto Star

Re: Goar: World leaders respond to Pope’s message, Opinion Jan. 12
Goar: World leaders respond to Pope’s message, Opinion Jan. 12

Carol Goar’s piece on Pope Francis highlights the amazing influence that Pope Francis musters — not only with key global political leaders but also with his unlikely admirers such as the influential gay rights magazine The Advocate, that praised the Pope’s impressive “stark change in rhetoric.”
It is befitting that this simple, humble, affable lead pastor, who has successfully focused world attention on the worsening plight of the poor and the marginalized, was placed fourth on the list of the world’s most powerful people by Forbes, the leading American business magazine.


Manmohan Singh leaves legacy of disappointments
Announcing his retirement, Indian PM will leave India worse off.
Posted on January 8, 2014, 12:20 PM

John Dayal is general secretary of the All India Christian Council and a member of the Indian government’s National Integration Council.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s announcement in his New Year press conference that he would retire at the end of his second term – whether his United Progressive Alliance win or lose May elections – surprised nobody.


Africa needs Marshall Plan to jump-start growth
Excerept from:
Monday, January 6th 2014 | By Tony Elumelu

Among Africa’s many challenges, unemployment, independent of any other factor, threatens to derail the economic promise the continent deserves. It’s a time bomb with no geographical boundaries: Economists expect Africa to create 54 million new jobs by 2020, but 122 million Africans will enter the labour force during that time frame.

People Places and Thingss

Postmortem of the time power went off in Toronto
By Armand Rodrigues

Canadians are a hardy bunch and can withstand the rigours of harsh winters. But, as creatures of habit, we tend to take things for granted and let down our guard. Flick a switch, and lights come on; turn a knob, and a stove, washing machine or dryer gets activated; turn a tap, and hot or cold water emerges ; turn a key and your car engine roars to life; timers and thermostats are our hidden “slaves” that respond faithfully to their own precise settings, and control the heating/cooling systems and lights. Complacency is ingrained.
But then, along came a bone-chilling ice storm, just before Christmas, the likes of which had not been seen in these parts. 300,000 residences were without electricity in the Greater Toronto Area. The blackout lasted for a few hours to up to ten days. Branches, weighed down by heavy ice build-up, snapped like tooth-picks, as did tall wooden lamp posts carrying power lines. Arborists estimate that 20% of Toronto’s tree canopy succumbed to the catastrophe. On the way to the ground, the branches snagged electrical and other utility wires below, and made many roads impassable. Driveways and streets in residential areas were transformed into skating rinks. Snow ploughs and road salt were no match for the ice that would not budge. The wrath of the gods seemed visited upon us. We were in a real deep-freeze.

Slew of New Products Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show including 3D Food
Brian Allen | January 09, 2014

For a glimpse into the future, (click image) look no further than the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Self-driving shuttles and solar cars are on display this year. And while 3D printers are a relatively well-known new technology, this year’s show offers a fresh spin - 3D-printed food.


Xinhua Insight: Silent revolution of "made-in-China"
Xinhua File Photo | by Xinhua writers Wang Zichen and Zhang Yi

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The "made-in-China" label has been shedding its cheap image and reputation for low value-added goods as China takes over the United States to become the top powerhouse in global trade. Factories in the world's second-largest economy are churning out ever more sophisticated products for people around the globe, the latest customs statistics showed. Machinery, electrical and high-tech products continued to expand their share of total exports with their growth rates outpacing those of other major items. In 2013, machinery, electrical and high-tech goods accounted for about 80 percent of total exports, contrary to perceptions that textiles, shoes and furniture make up the bulk of made-in-China goods.

News Clips from Goa

Lorna, live at Saligao
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BJP -Narendra Modi - Vijay Sankalp Rally in Goa
JoeGoaUk joegoauk at | Sun Jan 12 14:19:52 PST 2014

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Modi speaking

Mining, Special Status but no mention of Dual Citizenship


Rally success, at what cost?

Chaos on the road.

Passengers and Rally attendees had to walk for upto 2 KMs by abandoning their buses due to traffic jam. Pax on city routes waited for hours as most buses hired by the Rally organizers. Big Q at Shuutle buses counter and than held up in the traffic jam. Saw people walking from upto Bambolim slope to Panjim.


Goa’s Heritage Festival witnesses over 4,000 visitors.
Theodore Koumelis - 14 January 2014, 00:05

GOA - The Heritage Festival was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Francis D’Souza, Tourism Minister, Mr. Dilip Parulekar and Chairman GTDC, Mr. Nilesh Cabral on January 7, 2014 at Football ground, Saligao. The inaugural witnessed over 4,000 visitors attending the event. The festival showcased the state’s rich and unique heritage through stall displays for things intrinsic to Goa: Goan sausages, cashew feni, wood craft, coconut shell craft, crochet and needle work, terracotta, hand-painted tiles, Loka Daij, heritage photo gallery, etc.


Goa buildings cleared by tainted engineers to be re-examined
Business Standard

All buildings and constructions certified by engineers and technicians who endorsed the ill-fated five-storey building in Goa's Canacona sub-district...

Goa: Despite membership rush, not all are excited about AAP
Economic Times

On January 5, musician Remo Fernandes took the stage to address a crowd of 300 Goans in the confines of a small compound of an apartment in...

Goa building collapse spurs efforts to improve infrastructure
Times of India

Panaji: The first of its kind collapse of a building under construction in Chauri, Canacona which has claimed 29 lives till Saturday has triggered efforts

The paradox of plenty: Goa tourism destroys itself
Times of India

Panaji: Early morning walkers on Caranzalem beach have good news to report. The suspension of mining means much less silt in the water, and far

Goa-ing for it on a winter break to India-lite, where endless beaches ...
Daily Mail

But, then, Goa does impermanence like nowhere else on earth. By the beginning of May, most of the beach huts and nearly all the restaurants will be

Goa ban takes toll, 2013 iron ore exports halve
Financial Express

India's iron ore exports more than halved to 14 million tonne (mt) in 2013 due to a mining and shipment ban in top exporting state Goa, research firm

News Clips from India

Indian Govt blocks Vedanta Odisha mining plan
Bloomberg | New Delhi | January 13, 2014

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'An inspiring victory for tribal people around the world'

The Dongria Kondh tribal people of India have successfully stopped a mine from opening up on their traditional lands. DW speaks to Sophie Grig from Survival International, who supported the protests for a decade

India has blocked Vedanta Resources Plc from mining in a hill range that holds bauxite earmarked for an $8.1 billion aluminum complex in Odisha following objections by local tribes. "We rejected it after the local panchayats rejected," environment minister Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi on Sunday, referring to village-level governance bodies. "That's what we're doing for most projects," Moily said, adding he recently permitted some worth $24.4 billion.


Bauxite mining opposed in 'sacred' Niyamgiri hills of Orissa
Dongria Kondhs have shown the way

The Hindu CELEBRATION TIME: Tribals from Kalahandi district performing a dance to celebrate adoption of resolutions in all gram sabhas against bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills at the last meeting held at Jarapa in Rayagada district.

Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar

They opposed mining in 'sacred' Niyamgiri hills at all 12 gram sabhas held in the region

Eight thousand-odd Dongria Kondhs and a few hundred Kutia Kondhs and other forest-dwellers living in the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts have shown the way to others on the supremacy of vox populi in a democracy.


India Mission 2014-Business reception at Canadian High Commissioner’s residence
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India Mission 2014-Business reception at Canadian High Commissioner’s residence

New Delhi:- His Excellency Stewart Beck, the High Commissioner of Canada to India, hosted a reception for the delegates of India Mission 2014 on January 7 evening at his official residence. A number of dignitaries, including the diplomatic corps from the Canadian High Commission, ministers from the Canadian federal government, Senators and Members of Parliament attended the reception. Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner lauded the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCC) efforts to foster the trade between Canada and India. He emphasized on the qualitative change that had occurred in the orientation of the Chamber’s focus in recent years. This change, he asserted, was helping trade promotion between Canada and India. He also made a special mention of the proactive role the Chamber is playing in promoting brand Canada in India.


Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award- Canada-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Vasdev Chanchlani honored
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Vasdev Chanchlani

New Delhi-Ten prominent members of the Indian diaspora from various parts of the world, including Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Ela Gandhi, were Thursday honoured with.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the award at the 12th edition of the annual diaspora meet – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) – here.


Cardinal Gracias speaks out against ban on homosexuality
Posted on December 13, 2013, 4:01 PM | Source: Catholic Herald

Cardinal Gracias says criminalization is wrong.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Episcopal Conference of India, said that the Church has “never considered gay people criminals,” after the Supreme Court of India restored a law banning homosexual acts.

According to reports, Cardinal Gracias, a member of the Council of Cardinals advising Pope Francis on Curial reform, said “the Catholic Church has never been opposed to the decriminalisation of homosexuality, because we have never considered gay people criminals.”

As India's rivers turn toxic, religion plays a part
By Ritu Sharma, New Delhi

Traditional ceremonies are a major source of water pollution

Thousands of statues of deities are immersed in India's rivers every year, adding to their pollution

India's rivers, which number more than 400, are the main source of its water, supplying 90 percent of the country. Yet the Central Pollution Control Board has warned that the water in half the nation's rivers is unsafe to drink and at least a quarter of the rivers can not be used for bathing.

Riding India’s Railways
By Navesh Chitrakar | February 25, 2013

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In a country that is the seventh largest in the world by area and the second largest in the world by population, the Indian railway network reaches almost everywhere and carries commuters from one end of the country to the other. The network is a lifeline for India and for the Indians who use it. And why not take advantage of it? People prefer trains because they are a cheaper and faster way to travel. When you travel India by rail, everything is going on around you; it seems like the railway has created its own world and the running of that world depends on the running train.



+ Maisie Fernandes
Tue Jan 28 09:44:28

Maisie Fernandes Born 1939, residing in Welling Kent (UK), peacefully passed away on 15th
January 2014, after a long fight with Cancer.  She was previously from Nairobi, Kenya but
formerly  from Bandra India.  Wife of Leandro Fernandes, Mother of Cheryl (Late), Lloyd and
Brian. Sister to Lily Desouza (late) Sydney, Archie and Walter Dunbar.  Sister in law t....  Read more


+Joseph C. Menezes
Thu Jan 23 12:00:00

Mr. Joseph Collet Menezes of Ex Central Railway Officer of Mumbai, passed away on Monday January 20, 2014 in Toronto
Beloved husband of the late Minnie, nee Phillips, and father of Llewellwyn/Christobel, Selwyn/Bia, Trevorlyn/Celia & Jennifer/Ravi Xavier

Funeral De....  Read more


Mon Jan 20 12:00:00

With great sadness we have to inform you of the passing away of:


(Ex-Public Works Department, Nairobi) in Nachinola, Goa. Son of Late Antonio Nazareth and Late Ophelia Nazareth. Beloved brother/brother-in-law of Late Manuel/Late Ivy, Late Beatrice/Late Conception Lobo, Late Edward, Late Luciano/Late Lydia, Late Canute/Irene, and Late Bernardin....  Read more



Antonio Xavier Trindade Research Scholarship

11.3.13 - Between 11th March and 11th April 2013, Fundação Oriente will accept applications for scholarships from any nationals in India who wish to undertake a Research project on the Goan artist António Xavier Trindade (1870 - 1935), covering his life, career and works. The scholarship will be awarded for a duration of 120 to 150 days. Contact:


Events for 2014





July 18-26, 2014 BMX Alumni Association 2014 Reunion – 10th Anniversary Celebrations Click for Flyer
July 19, 2014
CLR Association

CLR Picnic
Venue: Erindale Park, Mississauga.

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 Saturday, September 27, 2014

CLR Association

CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall. Mississauga

Detailed flyer will follow

Health & Wellness

Stop smoking, exercise more, eat better - New Year's Resolutions that could prevent 15,000 cancer cases per year!

Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division)

MONTREAL, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - At the beginning of the year, thousands of Quebecers are going to make one or more resolutions such as giving up smoking, exercising more, eating better, or maintaining a healthy weight. This year, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wants to support the public in its New Year's resolutions because it has been proven that healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the cancer risk to which we are all exposed1.


Wanna boost iron in your diet? Change cooking utensils
Monday, Jan 6, 2014, 0:05 IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA | Pratiksha Zunke

Study by dieticians at University of Pune reveals benefits like high haemoglobin count

Worried about the rising deficiencies in children and need better ways to add iron instead of gulping supplements? Here may be a solution for you.


Ring in the New Year with a home insurance review

Toronto, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - After the excitement of the holidays and the exchange of gifts, many people have a little break around the New Year. It's the perfect time to review your home insurance policy and update your home inventory, especially if you've received expensive gifts such as jewellery, TVs or electronics this Christmas.


Up to 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia wait too long for diagnosis

Early diagnosis keeps lives from unravelling says Alzheimer Society during Alzheimer Awareness Month

Toronto, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough,* losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That's why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravelling, to promote the benefits of early diagnosis.


Canadian traveler is first killed by H5N1 bird flu in North America (blog)

The virus rarely passes person to person, but health officials said they were tracking down everyone who came into contact with the traveler to be sure

Reminders on how to cope with cold

Officials at Environment Canada and Health Canada said there's no rocket science involved in understanding that colder temperatures can pose

Canadian health care better than Obamacare
Toronto Star

No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer full medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and

Despite additional purchase, provinces running low on flu shots
CTV News

Dr. Gregory Taylor, deputy head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, told the Canadian Press that Ontario and Quebec have offered to loan

Gut superbug C. difficile threat to children, not just adults, Canadian ...

... according to a new position statement on C. difficile published Friday by the Canadian Paediatric Society in the journal, Paediatrics & Child Health

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