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Government of Canada Supports the 2015 Pan American Junior/Cadet Fencing Championships

Posted February 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Fencing Federation receives Government of Canada funding to host the 2015 Pan American Junior/Cadet Fencing Championships in Scarborough

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Government of Canada supports jobs for youth in Bolton

Posted March 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in Bolton with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin¿Caledon, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.

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Ministers continue to take action to help Canadians get the skills they need for available jobs

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

Labour market ministers from across Canada met today to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that all Canadians can take advantage of economic opportunities. The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) is co-chaired by …

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Minister Poilievre congratulates first Canada Apprentice Loan recipients from SAIT and highlights number of apprenticeship grants benefitting residents of the Calgary area

Posted April 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Member of Parliament for Calgary¿Nose Hill, today congratulated the first recipients of the Canada Apprentice Loan at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Launched in January of this year, the Loan provides registered apprentices pursuing technical training in Red Seal trades with access to up to $4,000 per period of technical training. To date, over 5,000 apprentices from across Canada have benefitted from this loan, including nearly 1,900 in Alberta. Nearly 600 recipients of the loan are pursuing their studies at SAIT. He also highlighted the number of apprenticeship grants already provided to apprentices living in the Calgary area.

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Agriculture

Investment by Harper Government to Bolster Agriculture Industry

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Langley, British Columbia, April 9, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture industry.

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Harper Government to Support Western Canadian Innovation

Posted March 12, 2015 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 technology commercialization in western Canada.

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Federal and provincial governments work together to help apprentices in Atlantic Canada

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers today announced that apprenticeship requirements in six new trades will be harmonized across the Atlantic provinces: carpenter, welder, met…

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Harper Government invests in personalized Job Readiness Support for First Nation Youth

Posted January 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that 210 First Nation youth associated with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council in Saskatchewan will receive personalized job readiness supports.

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Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre will deliver a speech at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National Conference

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will deliver a speech at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National Conference.

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will tour Sheridan College to highlight new financial measures which will help create opportunities for apprentices

Posted January 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Halton, will tour Sheridan College to highlight new financial measures which will help create opportunities for apprentices.

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate Canada Job Grant success

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, along with Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, and Mario Sergio, Memb…

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Allan's Perspective

Get out of town!

Posted December 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Now, over the past few days we have looked at an American Democrat with Republican leanings, and an American Republican who likes the Democrats. How about somebody who doesn’t like either? By Lance Freeman Americans, I have some bad news for you: You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by […]

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Minister Bergen highlights the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education during Financial Literacy Month

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, marked Financial Literacy month by highlighting the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education at an event hosted by Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union. “S…

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Harper Government Supports Innovative Safety Training Technology

Posted February 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $300,000 in funding for the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) towards Praxis, a web-based simulation tool, which will help improve the delivery…

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Government of Canada supports jobs for youth in Lévis

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in Lévis with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, together with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Lévis¿Bellechasse.

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Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories launch the Canada Job Grant to help people in the Northwest Territories get jobs

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

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Jackson Laf…

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Minister Bergen highlights key accomplishments for 2014

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, today highlighted some key accomplishments of 2014. These include successfully delivering on Economic Action Plan commitments.

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Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities in Kelowna gain job skills

Posted April 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, along with the Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna¿Lake Country.

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Harper Government Enhances Skills Training Opportunities in Northern Alberta

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Chris Warkentin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $230,300 to Grande Prairie…

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Supporting Aboriginal Language Instruction

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

The Government of Canada is providing $21,518 in funding to the Selkirk Friendship Centre so it can continue to offer Cree, Ojibway and Michif language lessons to community members. This funding is provided through Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Langua…

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The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, will announce Saskatchewan’s first Canada Job Grant recipient

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Regional Minister for Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alongside the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Min…

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Harper Government to Announce Support to Increase Efficiency in the Trucking Industry

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversifica…

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Minister Paradis Supports Education and Employability in Morocco

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

The Government of Canada is contributing to helping the most vulnerable Moroccan youth enter the labour market

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Government of Canada supports seniors in Toronto

Posted April 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Seniors in Toronto will benefit from financial support to a local organization that helps reduce social isolation. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for York¿Simcoe, and Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).

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Member of Parliament Peter Van Loan and Member of Parliament Corneliu Chisu will announce support to help Canadians with disabilities find jobs

Posted April 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for York–Simcoe, and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, will announce Government of Canada support to help Canadians with disabilities find jobs.

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Harper Government Congratulates Indspire Awards Recipients at 22nd Annual Gala

Posted February 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today offered congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Indspire Awards while attending the annual gala being held in their honour.

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Minister Kenney addresses the Toronto Region Board of Trade about the Government of Canada’s plan to give the skills and training Canadians need for in-demand jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade that focused on the Government of Canada’s Skills Agenda. This is the Government’s plan to give Canadians the sk…

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Former Coast Guard Ship to Benefit Marine Students

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Vessel will be used in marine programs training at Memorial University

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About Fanshawe College

Posted March 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology is a publicly funded college with a program focus in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, business management and information technology.

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Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals to help Canadians with disabilities obtain jobs

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

Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, addressed the Fifth Annual Forum on Inclusion in Ottawa, just days ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which occurs on December 3.

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Minister Poilievre participates in roundtable on tax cuts and training with Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, gathered feedback and advice today during roundtable discussions that touched on issues such as tax cuts, job training, apprenticeships and other government priorities.

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Culture

Dead Wild Roses: How Equal Do We Want the World? – Dan Ariely

Posted April 18, 2015 by Anonymous

More than you’d think really. Human beings seem to intrinsically value fairness and equality and yet, as of today have constructed societies based on moving as far away as possible from any sort of equitable norm.

Take note of the piece on John Rawls and how using the Veil of Ignorance idea as a cognitive filter for making decisions. I think it is a great idea adding to the list of processes one should go through in making tough decisions in the personal, moral and political sphere.

Filed under: Culture, Education, Ethics Tagged: Dan Ariely, (Read more…)

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Minister of State Candice Bergen to highlight the importance of education savings

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will highlight the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education during Financial Literacy Month at the Meridian Credit Union. She will also take part in the launch o…

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Governments of Canada and New Brunswick launch the Canada Job Grant to help New Brunswickers get jobs

Posted January 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honoura…

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

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

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alo…

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Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities in Ontario gain job skills

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Ber…

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Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island take action to help Islanders get jobs faster

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

Today, the Government of Canada announced nearly $4 million in funding to Prince Edward Island (PEI) for two projects that will help young people and newcomers find work in their fields. The governments also renewed two agreements that will connect Isl…

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Agriculture

Investment by Harper Government in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry

Posted April 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $140,000 in funding provided through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), towards …

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Growing a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The connection between science and entrepreneurial aspirations will be strengthened among Nova Scotia’s junior high and high school students thanks to the efforts of the Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science (NS YES!) Society in conjunction with the…

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New Facility Ready to Support Southern Ontario’s Green Building Sector

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

George Brown College opened the doors to a green building construction research and innovation centre today. Minister of State for FedDev Ontario Gary Goodyear and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore Bernard Trottier were onsite to deliver congratulations.

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