African Union leaders mark 50th anniversary in Ethiopia

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African Union leaders mark 50th anniversary in Ethiopia

The African Union replaced the OAU in 2002Africa's 54 leaders are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity. Opening the event, Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn spoke of "a great leap forward in the pan-African quest for freedom, independence and unity".AU head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma warned that.....

Birtukan Mideksa: Refusing a diminished self

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Birtukan Mideksa: Refusing a diminished self

Birtukan Mideksa: By Harvard Gazette May 23, 2013Four years ago this spring, Birtukan Midekssa was in solitary confinement in an Ethiopian prison. Her cell was 13 feet wide and 20 feet long and had no window. She was allowed only two visitors: her elderly mother and her 3-year-old daughter. Midekssa left Ethiopia in.....

Corruption and the Ethiopian Regime

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Corruption and the Ethiopian Regime

Semahagn Gashu Abebe (PhD)The legal measures undertaken by the Ethiopian regime last week has once again brought about the issue of corruption to the spot light. According to the statement released by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Ethiopia, high ranking government officials and prominent business personalities have been arrested.....

The Proposal That Could Make Cab Drivers Safer

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The Proposal That Could Make Cab Drivers Safer

- by Samuel Getachew Five years ago the city of Toronto made a foolish decision of killing the idea of requiring all Toronto taxi's to have mandatory shields. The then chairman of the licensing and standards committee -- Councillor Howard Mascoe -- believed that the "mandatory shields would convey a terrible.....

Minister Kenney promotes Canadas new Start-Up Visa in Silicon Valley

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Minister Kenney promotes Canadas new Start-Up Visa in Silicon Valley

Minister KenneyMinister Kenney attended TiEcon 2013, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs, where he spoke with many international entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists first-hand. During his visit, Minister Kenney was a featured guest speaker at Stanford University where he spoke to scholars, researchers, and students who have a high potential for becoming candidates for the Start-Up Visa. While.....

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON CHRIS HADFIELDS RETURN TO EARTH

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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON CHRIS HADFIELDS RETURN TO EARTH

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Reducing Auto Insurance Costs for Ontario Drivers

Posted on by   | Reply May 9, 2013Ontario Government Proposes Strategy to Help People Lower Household ExpensesPremier Kathleen Wynne was in Brampton today, where she highlighted the government's strategy to help people lower their household expenses by reducing auto insurance premiums by an average of 15 per centThis strategy was outlined in the 2013 Budget, which.....

News Release: Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification on track to cut backlog in half

Posted on by   | Reply New Parent and Grandparent program re-opens January 2, 2014Mississauga, May 10, 2013 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada will re-open the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program for new applications on January 2, 2014, by which time the backlog and wait times in the program are expected to have been cut in half.“The.....

Faith leaders unite at Queens Park against violence against women: NDP

Posted on by   | Reply May 10, 2013; QUEEN'S PARK — Parkdale–High Park NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo invited faith leaders from various communities to Queen’s Park this afternoon, just days before Mother’s Day, to bring attention to the issue of violence against women.The gathering is an initiative of Ruth’s Daughters of Canada, a non-profit organization that DiNovo.....