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  1. Invisible workers

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... Claude Adams Call her Rosa M. Five years ago, she left Russia for a new life in Canada. Rosa was a trained doctor, who had run her own paediatric unit in a Moscow hospital. But in Canada ... like Rosa: professors driving cabs, engineers working as janitors, doctors packing groceries at supermarket checkouts. Rosa has given up, but most still see Canada as a land of opportunity, so ...

  2. Atypical project

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A year ago today, all secondary and primary schools were shut for three weeks because of Sars. But the suspension of classes did not stop Justin Ching Ho from learning. Instead, it gave him time for a special project of his own- Atypical Poems, ...

  3. The United States of Canada

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Democratic blue, while the 'heartland' and the south were solid Republican red, the solution to the problem suddenly occurred to me. 'Blueland' should join Canada. It is getting ... to actually go to Canada. There are problems with this, however. A mass migration northwards would leave large chunks of the US virtually empty, and the parts of Canada where people can live in any ...

  4. Plot thickens in Air Canada industrial spying case

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Everyone at Air Canada had known for a long time that they were facing increasingly severe competition from a discount airline start-up. But nobody had an idea that the national airline was suffering the ill effects of industrial espionage. Then one day last spring, a disaffected employee at WestJet Airlines telephoned an Air Canada executive to reveal ...

  5. Canada runs hot despite rising rates

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Residential sector fails to get the message as number of housing starts jumps by 10.5pc last month Interest rates have started to rise in Canada, but the housing market has not got the message that activity is supposed to start slowing. Last week, the Bank of Canada raised its overnight lending rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 per cent. ...

  6. Victor Li's reputation on the line in Air Canada gamble

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen Craig.Stephen@scmp.com Last year, Canada and Hong Kong shared the dubious distinction of being two of the worst Sars-affected areas outside the mainland. Perhaps ironically, the resulting fallout sent Air Canada, Canada's largest airline, into bankruptcy protection and now into the arms of white knight Victor Li Tzar-kuoi- deputy chairman of the Cheung Kong Group ...

  7. Rising prices, rates erode affordability of Canada's homes

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... cent since January.' No wonder, Canada's housing boom is in for another record year. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp's (CMHC) latest semi-annual forecast report said: ... The affordability of housing in most parts of Canada has begun to erode. This is no surprise to economists at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). In its monthly index for August the RBC Financial Group warned ...

  8. Cathay Pacific takes aim at Air Canada

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Discussions with a budget airline reveal focus on lucrative, long-haul passenger routes With a jealous eye on the growing number of travellers between Canada and Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways has started talks with Canada's thriving discount airline, WestJet Airlines, about a possible alliance. Analysts agree that by entering into the talks ...

  9. HK film festival opens in Canada

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Julia Xuantong Zhu

    ... of the Hong Kong Film Festival- organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada) and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Organised with the support of the museum, the festival aims to promote Hong Kong films. Office director Bassanio So said the film festival was also to promote business opportunities for Canada-Hong Kong co-productions. Among the eight films ...

  10. Canada turning to wind power

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Canada is already sitting on some of the world's largest reserves of oil and natural gas, and almost unlimited potential for hydroelectric power, but its state ... promised last week to quadruple its support for wind power. At the same time, Quebec committed itself to a massive windmill power project that would double Canada's output of wind energy. ...




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