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NFB’s CAMPUS is bigger and better than ever

Posted May 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As Canadian educators look ahead to the 2014-2015 school year, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is adding new films and functions to its online educational service, CAMPUS.

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Educational Training

Creating job opportunities for Aboriginal communities in Nova Scotia

Posted July 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has invested in a project that will train 700 Aboriginal people living in Nova Scotia

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Educational Training

Government of Canada creates jobs for youth in Vaughan

Posted July 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

More than 90 students in Vaughan will gain valuable skills and work experience this summer, today announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, along with the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Mini…

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Educational Training

Minister Kenney discusses jobs for Aboriginal people in Ontario

Posted August 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today held discussions with A…

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Activism

The Occupy Movement Has Changed the Narrative, But We’re Not Done

Posted July 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Recently, with the WEF spending the last few years acknowledging global income inequality is a problem, I’ve declared a kind of victory for the Occupy Movement: getting the lexicon on the 1% and inequality on the tongues of the sly gazillionaires who rule the world, and into mass consumption. Now we see that the CEO […]

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Educational Training

Minister Rempel to Announce Support for Alberta’s Nanotechnology Sector

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, June 20, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to support jobs and growth, while enhancing innovation and commercialization opportunities for Alberta’s nanotech…

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Agriculture

Harper Government Announces Support for Northern Lakes College’s Power Engineering Program

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Northern Lakes College will expand its facilities for power engineering students, thanks to Government of Canada support announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with Chris Wark…

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Educational Training

Harper Government Announces Investment to Support Aboriginal Participation in Energy Infrastructure Projects

Posted August 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced over $1.4 million in funding to the North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS) in support of the purchase of a heavy equipment operator/mining sim…

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Educational Training

Minister Moore to Make Funding Announcement in Wolfville

Posted August 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event where the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), will make an announcement regarding an investment in Wolfville.

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Parliamentary Secretary Strahl Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Parliamentary Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Mark Strahl, met with Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth who are receiving personalized support so that they can secure the skills training that will help them find a job and achieve the…

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National Aboriginal Day at Glooscap Heritage Centre

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that MP Scott Armstrong, Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canda, will participate in a National Aboriginal Day event

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Educational Training

Government of Canada support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg

Posted July 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce an investment by the Government of Canada to support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg.

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Educational Training

Minister Kenney talks skills training on tour of GE Aviation Engine Testing Research & Development Centre

Posted August 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, met today with Mr. Vic Gerden, CEO of WestCanitest R&D (WestCaRD) and Mr. Ken Webb, Executive Director of Manitoba Aerospace, to discuss the Government of Canada’s actions to ensure Canadians have the skills in demand in today’s economy. Minister Kenney, MP Bateman, Mr. Gerden and Mr. Webb were touring the GE Aviation Engine Testing Research & Development Centre in Winnipeg.

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Minister Paradis Reinforces Canadian Leadership in Response to Humanitarian Crises

Posted September 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, was joined by Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross, to announce increased support through the Canadian Red Cross , that will allow Canada to provide timely, efficient and effective support in response to humanitarian crises around the world.

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Minister Jason Kenney highlights Government of Canada support for apprenticeships at Skilled Trades Summit

Posted June 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, highlighted government initiatives to address the labour market demand for skilled trade workers today at the Skilled Trades Summit, hosted by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.

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ESDC signs agreements with Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted July 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, will sign agreements with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories to make announcement about the Canada Job Grant

Posted August 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Northwest Territories Deputy Premier…

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]

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Educational Training

The Honourable Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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Educational Training

Minister Rempel to Announce Support for the Sinneave Family Foundation

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parl…

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Educational Training

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce Government of Canada support to help local residents with disabilities find jobs

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce Government of Canada support to help local residents with disabilities find jobs.

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan finalize agreements to help people in Saskatchewan get jobs

Posted August 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, announced today that two agreements have been signed by the g…

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Helping to Secure the Future

Posted September 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

International marketing initiatives and equipment upgrades foster long-term success

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Supporting the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

Posted June 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association receives Government of Canada funding to host international tournament

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Minister of State Holder highlights support for 28 science and engineering researchers and students at the University of New Brunswick

Posted July 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Can…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Aboriginal Skills Training

Posted August 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification in support of skills training for the energy and mining industries.

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Education

UBC Professor of Law Joel Bakan speaks

Posted September 10, 2014 by Norm Farrell
“I see a lot of sense in the BCTF’s insistence on eliminating E80 from the package for consideration in binding arbitration…

“As is true of any negotiation, the respective bargaining positions of each party is determined by the prevailing legal framework concerning their respective rights. One cannot, for example, effectively negotiate a sale of land if the crucial legal issues concerning that land – such as zoning and permitted uses – are uncertain, or pending a court decision. …The same is true of any and every negotiation, including those between BCTF and the government – extant legal rights determine respective bargaining positions.

“In my view, the BCTF is acting sensibly and reasonably in wanting to eliminate unresolved, yet crucial, legal issues from bargaining. It is not that the BCTF doesn’t want to bargain those issues – as the Minister seems to suggest; it is that they want to wait until the courts have finally determined the respective rights of the parties on those issues before commencing bargaining.

“That makes eminent sense, as does the proposal to go ahead with binding arbitration on those parts of the dispute that are not currently before the courts. The BCTF’s position would put teachers back in classrooms on terms decided by an arbitrator on matters not before the courts, while leaving negotiation concerning matters that are before the courts to a time when those courts have finally decided upon those matters.”

People who read the 2011 and 2014 reasons for judgments written by Justice Susan Griffin will be left wondering why the Liberal government continues the fight. Apparently, the politicians know they have a losing hand so are doing everything to force a settlement that eliminates effects of the legal action. Having had two efforts at legislation tossed out, the chance of success with a third set of laws affecting teachers’ rights is minuscule. The only alternative is to hope they can starve out teachers who’ve already had three years of 0% raises.

If the weight of expert opinion concludes that government is on the wrong course, what motivates them to continue? Government says it cannot afford to pay more for education. Yet, it already pays less per student than other provinces. As Sandy Garossino said, spending involves choices and priorities. Liberals prefer to pay subsidies to foreign owned resource companies and choose to pay billions on money losing arenas and convention centres. They believe that 7-figure salaries paid to executives have a higher priority than payments to serve special needs students. Their choices are not only mean spirited, they are mindless.

American philosopher John Dewey stated,

“Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.”

That may provide a clue to Liberal intentions. The Premier who disdains our parliamentary tradition has no real regard for democracy. She cheated as a youth when running for election to the SFU student council, she made promises when seeking appointment as Premier that were quickly tossed in the trash and she presides over a party charged with offending election laws.

By the way, read the court decisions linked above. They’re not difficult to comprehend and you’ll be way ahead of the many Liberals’ “digital influencers” recruited to distort social media conversations. You’ll also be ahead of the Press Gallery gang who largely ignore Justice Griffin’s words.

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Educational Training

The Honourable Jason Kenney delivered a speech at Polytechnics Canada’s 2014 annual conference

Posted June 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

I think the work that Polytechnics Canada and all of its member colleges represented by you here tonight is in many ways the most important work being done in the Canadian post-secondary education sector. And that’s really what I’m here to talk about t…

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Government of Canada supports the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project

Posted July 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will announce Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project.

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Educational Training

Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador launch the Canada Job Grant to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians get jobs

Posted August 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today announced that Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting employer applications for the Canad…

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Activism

Welcome to the 1,000th Politics, Re-Spun Editorial!

Posted August 11, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Happy August! Happy Day! I have a few comments about this, the 1,000th editorial at Politics, Re-Spun. But you can read them below, about my sabbatical plan, new visions for this almost 12-year-old website, and other things. But at the top of this post, I have something slightly more urgent to delve into before I […]

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Educational Training

Parliamentary Secretary Strahl congratulates Graduates of Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today met and congratulated the graduating Class of 2014

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Educational Training

Harper Government Supports Innovative Pilot Program Assisting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Obtain Employment in the IT Industry

Posted July 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, announ…

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Agriculture

Harper Government Invests in Agri-Food Industry

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of BC’s agri-food industry.

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Educational Training

G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting on Addressing Structural Unemployment

Posted September 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

• I am honoured to be here today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to talk about the many ways our government is helping to ensure Canadians have the skills and training they need in today’s economy

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Educational Training

Harper Government to Announce Support for Applied Research and Development in Manitoba

Posted June 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $3.5 million of funding of $3.5 million to purchase the three different high performance electron scanning microscopes required to establish an adv…

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Minister Valcourt Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Youth from Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Posted July 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and Member of Parliament for Desnethe Missinippi Churchill River, Rob Clarke met with youth

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