May, 2020

Careers and Business

Scheer assures Modi of ‘productive and positive relationship’ if he becomes prime minister

ANDREW Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday expressed to him how important a productive and positive relationship with India would be if he were elected Prime Minister next year. In a statement about the meeting, Scheer said: “We discussed a range of serious issues including opportunities for greater economic partnerships, …

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Mia Yen is the new Canadian Consul General in Chandigarh, India

CHRYSTIA Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday announced the appointment of foreign service officer Mia Yen as Consul General in Chandigarh, India, replacing Christopher Gibbins. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau it seems avoided choosing a prominent Indo-Canadian, as many South Asians in Canada might have been expected, as a political appointment to avoid any controversy especially after all the problems he …

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Team Delta to fight for new ambulance station in Tsawwassen

SYLVIA Bishop said on Monday that obtaining an ambulance station for Tsawwassen will be a top priority if she and her Team Delta colleagues win election to council on October 20. “The south Delta area – which encompasses the community of Tsawwassen, the Tsawwassen First Nations’ lands, the Westshore and GCT Deltaport terminals at Roberts Bank, and the BC Ferries terminal …

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US, Canada reach deal to salvage NAFTA

Washington (IANS): The US and Canada have reached a last minute deal to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), overcoming deep divisions to keep the 25-year-old trilateral pact intact. The deal came on Sunday night after a weekend of frantic talks to try and preserve a trade agreement that has stitched together the economies of Mexico, Canada and the …

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B.C. launches probe into dirty money in real estate

THE Province announced on Thursday that following widespread concern about British Columbia’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, it is launching a two-pronged review aimed at shutting down avenues for money laundering in real estate and other sectors. The first component, led by the Ministry of Finance, will identify systemic risks that leave the real estate and financial services sectors …

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Safe Surrey Coalition will create permanent office of ethics commissioner at Surrey City Hall

THE Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Tuesday that it will create the office of a permanent ethics commissioner at Surrey City Hall to ensure transparency and fair treatment of all citizens. Safe Surrey Coalition Council candidate Jack Hundial said: “The time has come for this, we all need to know that business at City Hall is conducted fairly and that everyone …

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Sukhwinder Sidhu of Surrey wins $500,000 in Daily Grand Bonus Draw

SURREY resident Sukhwinder Sidhu is smiling from ear to ear since learning he won $25,000 a year for life as part of the September 17 Daily Grand Bonus Draw promotion. Sidhu discovered his win after checking his ticket using the Lotto! App. “I saw that it said $25,000 a year for life and I was a little surprised,” he said, noting …

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Civic election: Vancouver NPA’s Ken Sim vows to protect independent businesses

NPA mayoral candidate Ken Sim and his Vancouver team have released Building A Strong Local Economy, a plan to keep and attract businesses in Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. In addition, the plan will also focus on driving economic growth to raise wages. “As mayor, I’ll protect independent businesses and help them grow, by speeding and simplifying business approvals, and addressing property tax challenges so that …

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Nycki Basra is Council candidate for Vancouver First

NYCKI Basra, a Council candidate for Vancouver First, says that as a child her parents instilled in her the values of “Seva” (selfless service). Learning these values at a young age has guided her to serve Vancouver, her home and community. Basra has served many years volunteering for various organizations and these experiences have made her well versed in the issues of …

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