Big-Ticket Budget Items Welcome After Past Inaction

The much-anticipated first federal budget from the new Liberal government was unveiled on March 22. To describe the general reactions, they would be “Wow,” “Oh,” and maybe even, “Oh no.”  I was all “Yay!” and…

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Federal Government Earmarks Money for Newcomer Needs

New Canadians were not left out of Canada’s 2015 budget released by the Federal government in late April. The government’s focus on newcomers centres on three primary objectives: remove financial barriers to international education accreditation, reduce…

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Election Watch: Debunking the “Ethnic Vote” Strategy

New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair, along with Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy, seen here engaging with residents in Chinatown. Photo Credit: Joe Cressy via Flickr CC  Can political parties court an “ethnic vote”? Sometimes…

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