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Educational Training

SIAST Students Benefit from Hands-on Experience Thanks to Harper Government

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

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) will increase the information technology services and product development assistance it offers to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an investment announced today by Kelly Bl…

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Educational Training

Support for education in Jordan

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

It is estimated that 35 per cent of the Syrian refugees in host communities in Jordan are school-aged children who are now attending Jordanian public schools. This has placed tremendous pressure on the Jordanian education system which, prior to the ref…

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Educational Training

The Honourable Jason Kenney delivers a speech on recent changes to Employment Insurance in the North at Yukon College

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

Thank you for that warm welcome in this place that isn’t always so warm. But you’re right, I am a Saskatchewan boy, like your premier, and he and I always run into each other at Riders games, actually, cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He grew…

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Educational Training

The Honourable Jason Kenney and the Honourable Theresa Oswald will make an important announcement that will help Manitoba residents get jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Theresa Oswald, Manitoba Minister of Jobs and the Economy, will make an important announcement that will help Manitoba residents get jobs.

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Educational Training

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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Educational Training

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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Educational Training

The Honourable Candice Bergen will announce Government of Canada support to help local residents with disabilities find jobs

Posted January 9, 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

Departmental Statement on Temporary Foreign Workers in Northern Alberta

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

Earlier today, Department officials reached out to Edmonton Ironworkers’ Union Local 720 and were advised by union officials that all of the affected ironworkers have received offers of employment from other projects in the area. The Department continu…

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Educational Training

Harper Government Supports World Autism Awareness Day

Posted April 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today recognized World Autism Awareness Day, addressing the crowd gathered on Parliament Hill for the second annual Autism on the Hill event.

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Educational Training

Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce agreement to help British Columbians with disabilities get jobs

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

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have reached an agreement that will help British Columbians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Developmen…

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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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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

The Honourable Candice Bergen will deliver a speech to promote the importance of saving now for children’s education and securing their future

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will deliver a speech to promote the importance of saving now for children’s education and securing their future.

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Educational Training

Education Ministers Hold High-Level Meeting With The People’s Republic Of China

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

Provincial and territorial ministers of Education were in Edmonton this week for the Third High-Level Consultation on Education Collaboration between the Provinces and Territories of Canada and the People’s Republic of China (3HLC).

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Educational Training

Minister Kenney talks jobs during tour of Grey Bruce region

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today completed a tour of the Grey Bruce region with Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce¿Grey¿Owen Sound.

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Agriculture

Government of Canada consults with stakeholders in Saskatoon to help shape new Labour Market Development Agreements

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

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, today hosted two roundtables on how to strengthen the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs). This is part of a series of roundtables, in cooperation w…

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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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Educational Training

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

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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Climate Change

An Anti-Evolution Bill In Ohio Almost Included A Ban On Aristotle

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

An Anti-Evolution Bill In Ohio Almost Included A Ban On Aristotle

Legislation introduced in Ohio’s House of Representatives would, if passed, rewrite the state’s education standards by encouraging teachers to teach “both sides” of the “debate” on evolution and climate change. And, on top of that, an initial draft of the bill would have banned major works of thought and literature.

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Educational Training

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan sign memorandum of understanding 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 Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy, today signed a memorandum of understanding on the Canada Job Grant.

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Educational Training

Government of Canada funds nine projects to modernize leisure and recreational facilities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that nine Abitibi-Témiscamingue organizations have been granted financial assistance for infrastructure improvements.

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Educational Training

The Honourable Jason Kenney, the Honourable Rob Norris, and accompanying stakeholders will report back on their skills mission to Germany and the United Kingdom

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education for Saskatchewan, and accompanying stakeholders will report back on their skills mission to Germany and the United Kin…

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Educational Training

Governments of Canada and Manitoba finalize agreements to help Manitobans get jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable
Theresa Oswald, Manitoba Minister of Jobs and the Economy, signed three agreements today to help connect Manitobans with available jobs.

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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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Educational Training

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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Educational Training

Harper Government helps Canadians with disabilities gain the skills they need for available jobs

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

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) today announced that thanks to the Opportunities Fund for Pe…

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Educational Training

The Honourable Greg Rickford will announce Government of Canada support to the Seven Generations Education Institute

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

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Mult…

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Educational Training

Statement by Minister Valcourt on Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act

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

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today:
Our Government has made reforming First Nations education a priority. This is a goal that we share with First Nations paren…

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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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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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