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The Government’s Right to Legislate ‘back to work’ legislation

Posted on 27 May 2015

Ontario’s Liberal government is right to move quickly to end a teachers’ strike that put the school year at risk for 70,000 high school students. With a declaration in hand by the province’s Education Relations Commission declaring the school year in jeopardy, the government had no choice. Far from acting hastily or undemocratically – as the opposition […] Continue Reading

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Education

Ontario Teachers Back-To-Work Legislation On Its Way

Posted on 27 May 2015

It will be several days before 70,000 Ontario high school students can return to class after the New Democrats delayed Monday the passage of new legislation that would force striking teachers back to work. The Liberal government tabled back-to-work legislation after an arm of the Ontario Labour Relations Board advised the province that the school […] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Jason Kenney calls on Iraqi forces ‘to do better’ in wake of defeat to ISIS

Posted on 27 May 2015

Defence Minister Jason Kenney is urging Iraq military forces to do better in their fight against Islamic State extremists, saying the loss of a key city must be a wake-up call. Kenney’s comments on Monday come after the blunt assessment from U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter who questioned the Iraqis’ will to fight, despite intensive training […] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Students, temporary workers hired to help overloaded access-to-info offices

Posted on 27 May 2015

The federal government is using students and temp workers to bolster overwhelmed access to information offices, the Star has learned. Departments struggling to deal with “surges” in the number of access to information requests are bringing in outside help to deal with the resulting backlog, internal Treasury Board documents show. The situation is the result of a […] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

CHINA’S NEW FOREIGN POLICY AND PAKISTAN

Posted on 27 May 2015

 Dr. Hasan Askari   A recent visit to the Peking University, Beijing, China, confirms the view that China continues to be an interesting country. Despite economic liberalization and strong signs of capitalism in China, politics is still dominated by the ruling elite belonging to the Chinese Communist Party. This has advantages and disadvantages. Whereas the state […] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

After a Year of Outsize Expectations, Narendra Modi Adjusts His Plan for India

Posted on 27 May 2015

Standing before India on the first anniversary of his swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a speech that was notable for the subjects it avoided: Large-scale job creation. Manufacturing. Urbanization. Mr. Modi instead delivered an ode to struggling India. During the speech in Mathura, a town about 90 miles southeast of Delhi, he lavished attention on farmers […] Continue Reading

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Community

Canada India Healthcare Summit discusses generic drugs, South Asian health issues and research collaboration

Posted on 27 May 2015

Summit explores mutual growth opportunities between Canada and India  Generic drugs, South Asian health issues, digital health and healthcare collaboration initiatives were some of the important topics discussed at the two-day Healthcare Summit hosted by the Canada India Foundation (CIF) in association with Toronto Rehab Foundation and the Indo Canada Business Chamber (ICBC).  Prominent speakers […] Continue Reading

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Society

Why I’ve Decided to Get an Arranged Marriage

Posted on 27 May 2015

Whenever I tell my friends that I’ve thought about getting married to a guy that my parents will pick for me, I always get the same response. “Wait a minute, an arranged marriage!?” “But why? Aren’t you worried!?” “Last I checked it’s not the 1900s.” Et cetera, et cetera. They’re right, it’s definitely not the […] Continue Reading

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Business

Single-detached homes in dramatic decline in GTA, says CMHC

Posted on 27 May 2015

The single-detached home is increasingly marching to extinction, unless you can afford $2 million in the core of the GTA or are willing to drive to the last remaining bastions of affordable low-rise housing – the easterly 905 regions, Hamilton, Barrie and Kitchener-Waterloo. The condo will remain king across the GTA and drive total housing […] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Seven deadly mistakes that destroy employee motivation

Posted on 27 May 2015

Deadly Mistake # 1: Taking your bad mood out on others Stressful situations often bring out the worst in leaders who are either feeling squeezed due to economic uncertainty, or the cumulative, demanding pressures of work and life. The most effective leaders recognize that the “boss” title, doesn’t legitimize your mood swings, nor does it give […] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

When Richa Chadda met her ‘idol’

Posted on 27 May 2015

Richa Chadda was left speechless when she got an opportunity to meet her cinema idol, French actress Marion Cotillard at the Cannes Film Festival. The 26-year-old actress took to twitter to share her excitement with her fans. “Speechless when I met my idol in flesh. #Marion Cotillard. Thank you #MasaanAtCannes and Melita. Unbelievable,” Richa Chadda […] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Pooja Hegde finishes 101 days of ‘Mohenjo Daro’ shoot

Posted on 27 May 2015

Model-turned-actress Pooja Hegde has wrapped up shoot of the Bhuj schedule of Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic adventure-romance film ‘Mohenjo Daro’. The former beauty queen, who will share screen with Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan in the film, took to twitter to inform her fans that she has completed 101 days of shooting. “Wrapping up from Bhuj having […] Continue Reading

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