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  1. Canada job hopefuls to protest at waiting list cull

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the Budget Implementation Act, which is under review in Canada's Parliament. The revamp, targeting those applying to enter Canada as federal skilled workers, aims to tackle a shortage ... 'We've put our life on hold in the last six years, but it's not even about going to Canada any more- it's about fairness,' said Xiang, demanding that the government put an end ...

  2. Politics and upheaval still ruling Canada

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Canada has just gone through a week of unprecedented political upheaval. Just two months ago, the country went to the polls and elected another minority government. ... government and oust the Conservatives, or force yet another election. Any minority government, and Canada has had three in a row, can be overthrown at any time. But it was the suddenness ...

  3. HK expatriate eyes cabinet post after key win in Canada

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver It was billed as one of the tightest races in Canada, and both the Conservatives and Liberals saw the seat of Richmond- home to the largest number of ethnic Chinese ... Stephen Harper was the best leader to handle Canada's growing economic problems. 'Voters have seen how our government has led our country in a difficult time, and they trust ...

  4. TV 'attack' ads signal looming election in Canada

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... scandal is on hold... and everybody is being coy about the date. Prime Minister Paul Martin, the leader of the ruling Liberal Party, says it will be the most important election in Canada ... in recent years. Health care is the hot issue in the election. Canada's Medicare system- which offers one level of government-paid health care for everyone, rich or poor- is becoming unbearably ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Look to Canada, not Sri Lanka

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... on federalism. Canada exemplifies the other strategy. A substantial section of the French-speaking community in Quebec for a long time resented the dominance of the English-speaking Canadians, and what ... on to say that principles of democracy and fairness required that if a community was unhappy with Canada and wished to secede, clearly expressing this in a referendum, the federation and provinces ...

  7. PM not sorry enough for Indian voters

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver It's getting tough to say sorry- just ask Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Just a few weeks ago, his Conservative government received wide accolades for his heartfelt apology in the House of Commons to Canadian natives ove ...

  8. Paul Martin wins brief reprieve from Tory attack

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... the budget, adding social spending and delaying corporate tax cuts. The shaky victory was only possible because Speaker Peter Milliken broke the nail-biting tie. It was the first time in Canada ... Liberal government of paying marketing firms for doing little or no work as part of a programme to convince separatist-minded Quebeckers to stay in Canada. Mr Martin set up a judicial inquiry ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Quebec separatists' win marred by shooting

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Canada. Local media reported that he also shouted: "It's gonna be f****ng payback!" The alleged gunman was quickly arrested after firing into the crowded concert hall as he tried ... and a handgun had been seized. The Parti Quebecois favours independence from mostly English-speaking Canada, but is not expected to immediately pursue secession. Shortly before the shooting, however, ...

  10. Vancouver

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in five Canadians say the environment is their highest preoccupation. The poll was conducted over Christmas-New Year when the weather across Canada was unseasonably warm. Respondents gave ...




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