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Canada's stimulus creating political tensions
( 13-Mar-2009 )
Ottawa: Canada's prime minister on Tuesday pressed the opposition to urgently ratify his economic stimulus plan, while his finance minister sparred with senators over the budget bill implementation. "Our action plan is on track," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a speech updating ....
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PM optimistic about Canada's economic strengths
( 13-Mar-2009 )
Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister on Tuesday touted his country's strengths in the face of the global recession and said he believes Canada will come out of the crisis fastest.     Addressing the Board of Trade in Brampton, Ontario, Harper said his government's "Econom ....
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Toyota Canada joins call for bailout alternatives
( 13-Mar-2009 )
Ottawa: Toyota Canada is urging the federal government to provide billions of dollars in credit and incentives such as a tax holiday to stimulate new car sales, saying such an approach would be preferable to a bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.   At a Commons committee hearing last night ....
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Ford Canada calls for gov't subsidies for buyers
( 13-Mar-2009 )
Ottawa: The CEO of Ford Canada has called for hefty subsidies for car buyers, arguing it works better to help the struggling auto sector than massive cash injections for automakers. David Mondragon told a parliamentary committee that Ottawa should give consumers 3,500 Canadian dollars (2,800 U.S. do ....
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Court rejects Indo-Canadians bid for new trials
( 20-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Ottawa   Four Indo-Canadians convicted of first-degree murder in gang-style shootings failed to convince the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday that their convictions should be overturned because the judges in their cases did not properly warn t ....
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Sikh- Canadian-teen charged with Kirpan attack, pleads not guilty
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Ottawa A 13-year-old Sikh- Canadian boy, accused of assaulting two classmates with Kirpan last year, appeared at a Montreal court to plead his innocence. The issue of whether the Gatra ( Small Kirpan ) should be considered a weapon took centrestage at the hearing this week. ....
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Deepak Obhrai expresses Canada's solidarity with Australians
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Ottawa Deepak Obhrai, M.P. for Calgary East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has expressed solidarity with the Australians who have been facing large scale devastation during to raging bushfires. Making a statement in the House of Commons ....
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Air India probe yet to report, a year after end of hearings
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Ottawa Nearly a year after the last witness was heard, a public inquiry into the 1985 Air India bombing is still labouring over its final report - but there may finally be a glimmer of light at the end of the long tunnel. Some documentary evidence previously withheld from ....
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2 South Asian MP?s named in political shuffle, 3 left out
( 31-Jan-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Liberal Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff announced a new shadow cabinet this week. Unfortunately, two South Asian MP?s, who were Liberal Critics under Stephane Dion, didn?t make the cut this time around. Brampton-Springdale MP Ruby Dhalla has been appointed the Liberal Party&# ....
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C-SASIL provides new clothes to people in need
( 31-Jan-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto During the holidays, Canadian-South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) came together and provided four boxes of winter clothes to individuals with disabilities. The non-profit organization, which is run mostly by people with disabilities, provided clothing to ....
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