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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

Government of Canada will announce an important initiative that will help Saskatchewan residents get jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, will announce an important initiative that will help Saskatchewan resident…

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Educational Training

Youth Justice Fund

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

The Youth Justice Fund was established in the 1990s as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.

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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 to Announce Government of Canada Support for Internationally Trained Workers

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will announce Government of Canada support to help more internationally trained workers get jobs.

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Educational Training

Canada’s Support to Canadian Red Cross Increases the Effectiveness and Timeliness of Assistance to Crisis-Affected People Across the World

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

In June 2012, Canada and the Canadian Red Cross established a strategic partnership to strengthen Canada’s humanitarian response capacity, help communities become more resilient and be better able to support local responses to emergencies. Under this p…

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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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Educational Training

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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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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Allan's Perspective

We got trouble in River City Folks!

Posted June 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]

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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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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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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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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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Educational Training

Federal Government supports program to assist at-risk youth in Toronto

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $499,805 in funding to the Agincourt Community Services Association. The funding will help the organization develop and deliver a series of workshops to assist youth in learning new skills and coping mech…

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Educational Training

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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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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Educational Training

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Educational Training

Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

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

The Nova Scotia Community College and the Government of Canada are working together to strengthen the quality of post-secondary education provided in Cape Breton. Senator Michael L. MacDonald was at Marconi Campus in Sydney today on behalf of the Honou…

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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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Educational Training

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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Educational Training

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

Harper Government helps youth in Stony Plain and northern Alberta get jobs

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

The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in the Stony Plain area with the information, skills and work experience needed to get jobs. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Regional Minister for northern Alberta, and Member of Parliament for Edmonton¿Spruce Grove, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

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Agriculture

Ministers Michelle Rempel and Gerry Ritz to Announce Support for Canadian Beef Sector

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

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement to support jobs and growth, while…

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Educational Training

Harper Government supports the Neil Squire Society to help Canadians with disabilities gain job skills

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

Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced over $1.3 million in funding to the Neil Squire Society t…

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