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Governments of Canada and Alberta sign agreement in principle on Canada Job Grant

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable
Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, today signed an agreement in principle on the Canada Job Grant.

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Harper Government Listens to Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong seeks Canadians’ views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulates Mark Arendz on Paralympic bronze medal

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

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement congratulating Mark Arendz on winning a bronze medal in the men’s biathlon 12.5 km (standing) event at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games:

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Minister Mackay to Make Funding Announcement

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

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement.

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Agriculture

Harper Government Supports New Centre of Excellence to Benefit Canadian Beef Sector

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

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz together with Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced $3,844,800, through the Western Diversification Program, to support the establishment of the Canadian Beef Centre of E…

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PM announces funding for skills training at Northlands College

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

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for mining skills-training at Northlands College, which will help students acquire the skills they need to fill higher-paying jobs in the rapidly expanding mining industry in Northern Saskatchewan, and ensure that the industry has access to the workers it needs to thrive and grow. He was joined by Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River.

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The Government of Canada announces support to Dr. Gurmeet Singh Randhawa Seniors Society through the New Horizons for Seniors Program

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

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), along with the Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna¿Lake Country, will announce Government of Canada support to Dr. Gurmeet Singh Randhawa Seniors Society through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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Edmonton

Edmonton teacher fired for giving zeroes wins appeal

Posted August 30, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Lyden Dorval gave students zeroes if they did not complete their homework or assigned tests

The post Edmonton teacher fired for giving zeroes wins appeal appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Another Two Important Heritage Lighthouses Protected in British Columbia

Posted January 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today designated two more lighthouses in British Columbia under the Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act (HLPA): Active Pass and Estevan Poin…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will announce Government of Canada support for Aboriginal skills development in British Columbia

Posted February 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, will announce Government of Canada support for Aboriginal skills development in British Columbia.

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Agriculture

Harper Government Supports New Commercialization and Export Opportunities for Animal Nutrition Industry

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

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, today announced an investment to support the establishment of the Animal Nutrition and Ingredient Development Program at the University of Alberta.

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The Honourable Peter MacKay will launch the Canada Summer Jobs program for 2014

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

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will launch the Canada Summer Jobs program for 2014.

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Support for Early Childhood Development in French in Nova Scotia

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

Government of Canada provides financial support to the Association francophone de la Vallée

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will hold a press conference following roundtable consultations with stakeholders on Aboriginal skills training in Kenora

Posted August 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hold a press conference following roundtable consultations with stakeholders on Aboriginal skills training in Kenora

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Bank of Canada announces the recipient of its 2014 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

Posted August 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2014 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence.

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Government of Canada to strengthen SIAST IT program

Posted March 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Monday, March 10, 2014, Kelly Block, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversifica…

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Minister Bergen encourages families to apply for the Canada Learning Bond

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen is encouraging families to save for their children’s post-secondary education

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Ontario the first province to sign agreement in principle with the Government of Canada on the Canada Job Grant

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, today announced that Ontario is the first province to sign an agreement in principle on the Can…

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Minister MacKay announces funding to train youth custody and detention staff to work with gang involved young offenders

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $600,000 in funding to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Youth Justice Division. The funding is supporting their “Strategy to Assess and Manage Youth Involved with Gangs in Ontario” proj…

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NSERC CREATE Announcement

Posted May 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Dr. Goldstein, for that generous introduction.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will hold a press conference during the Skills Summit in Toronto

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hold a press conference during the Skills Summit in Toronto.

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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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PM announces funding for skills training at Northlands College

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

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for mining skills-training at Northlands College, which will help students acquire the skills they need to fill higher-paying jobs in the rapidly expanding mining industry in Northern Saskatchewan, and ensure that the industry has access to the workers it needs to thrive and grow. He was joined by Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River.

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Education

Investment decisions: industry or education?

Posted August 11, 2014 by Norm Farrell
Education and Economic Growth, by Philip Stevens and Martin Weale, Education and Economic Growth, Philip Stevens and Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London, England.
“There are two very basic reasons for expecting to find some link between education and economic growth. First of all at the most general level it is intuitively plausible that living standards have risen so much over the last millennium and in particular since 1800 because of education.

“Progress of the sort enjoyed in Europe was not observed in the illiterate societies that have gradually merged into the world economy over the last two hundred years. To the most casual observer it must seem that there is a link between scientific advance and the way in which education has facilitated the development of knowledge.

“Of course the [Marie] and the [Isaac] Newtons of this world are few and far between. But people with only very limited education often find it difficult to function at all in advanced societies. Education is needed for people to benefit from scientific advance as well as to contribute to it.

“Secondly, at a more specific level, a wide range of econometric studies indicates that the incomes individuals can command depend on their level of education. If people with education earn more than those without, shouldn’t the same be true of countries? If not the rate of change of output per hour worked, at least the level of output per hour worked in a country, ought to depend on the educational attainment of the population.

“If spending on education delivers returns of some sort, in much the same way as spending on fixed capital, then it is sensible to talk of investing in human capital, as the counterpart to investing in fixed capital. The process of education can be analysed as an investment decision…”

The BC Government under Christy Clark has demonstrated an urgent desire to facilitate investments in tangible assets: open pit mines, tailings ponds, highways, bridges, German and Polish ferries, port facilities in the Fraser estuary, container storage yards on farmlands, $600 million public power lines to serve private mining companies in the northwest, LNG plants to ensure the billions we pay in carbon tax have no affect on climate change, etc.

However, Liberals are reluctant to invest in the most valuable resource available in British Columbia: human capital.

John Green is author of The Fault In Our Stars

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Minister Valcourt and Aboriginal Firefighters’ Association of Canada launch Campaign to Promote Fire Safety Awareness in Aboriginal Communities

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

There is no better time than the present to ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of a fire. To raise awareness of potential fire hazards throughout the year, the Government of Canada and the Aboriginal Firefighters’ Association of Cana…

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Camp Health, Hope and Happiness Receives Infrastructure Support

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

Today, the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal support for improvements to Camp, Health, Hope and Happine…

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Minister Valcourt participates in Aboriginal Youth Conference

Posted March 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Up to 2,000 Aboriginal youth, presenters and guests expected to attend four-day conference to share knowledge and explore career and education possibilities

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Minister Jason Kenney will make an important announcement to help Alberta residents get jobs.

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

Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Manmeet Bhullar, Alberta Minister of Human Services, will make an important announcement that will help Alberta residents get jobs.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will deliver a speech at the 20th annual Skills Canada National Competition

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will deliver a speech at the 20th annual Skills Canada National Competition.

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Minister of State Gosal to Speak at the Ceremony to Launch the One-Year Countdown to the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Posted July 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

TORONTO – The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), joined by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, will speak during the ceremony to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games on Friday.

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Northlands College funding announcement: Meeting the skills shortage in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry

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

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadians have the skills, knowledge and experience they need to find jobs in the rapidly growing mining industry. To this end, on July 30, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $2.5 millio…

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, respectively, working in the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and socia…

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Education

Israeli children go back to school after spending summer in bomb shelters

Posted September 1, 2014 by Associated Press

KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools […]

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New Heritage Lighthouse Designations Active Pass Heritage Lighthouse and Estevan Point Heritage Lighthouse

Posted January 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada today announced the designation of two other lighthouses in British Columbia under Canada’s Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: Active Pass and Estevan Point lighthouses.

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Ensuring Employment Insurance program reflects local economies in the territories

Posted February 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is announcing changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program to better reflect the fact that the economy in northern Canada is amongst the strongest in the country and to align the administration of the EI program in the Nort…

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Harper Government Invests in Mining Sector Skills Training for Aboriginal Workers in Northern Ontario

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

Hundreds of Aboriginal workers in Ontario will gain the skills necessary to help them secure jobs in the mining sector through a local investment by the Government of Canada.

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Minister Fantino Announces New Training Partnership with Veterans Group

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) will partner with the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS) to provide ANAVETS staff and volunteers with training on VAC programs…

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Government of Canada takes action to help internationally trained health professionals get jobs

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

Mr. Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced over $380,000 for a project to help internationally trained health profe…

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