Liberal hypocrisy reveals a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian so long …

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef revealed last week that she was born in Iran, not Afghanistan as she’d long believed. Minister of Immigration John McCallum addresses a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.The tale of Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef’s citizenship may be one of the more curious stories of the year.The news — if we can call it that — broke last month when it was revealed Monsef wasn’t actually born in war-torn Afghanistan, as she believed, but just across the border in Iran. She had been misled by her mother. The thing is, as …
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Ashley Csanady: Liberal hypocrisy reveals a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian so long as they’re in Cabinet

The tale of Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef’s citizenship may be one of the more curious stories of the year.
The news — if we can call it that — broke last month when it was revealed Monsef wasn’t actually born in war-torn Afghanistan, as she believed, but just across the border in Iran. She had been misled by her mother. The thing is, as others have detailed at length, many people born in war zones aren’t sure of their exact birthdate, let alone location. Afghanistan did not even issue birth certificates until years after Monsef’s family …
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Ashley Csanady: Liberal hypocrisy reveals a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian so long …

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef revealed last week that she was born in Iran, not Afghanistan as she’d long believed. Minister of Immigration John McCallum addresses a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.The tale of Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef’s citizenship may be one of the more curious stories of the year.The news — if we can call it that — broke last month when it was revealed Monsef wasn’t actually born in war-torn Afghanistan, as she believed, but just across the border in Iran. She had been misled by her mother. The thing is, as …
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Ashley Csanady: Liberal hypocrisy reveals a Canadian is a Canadian …

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef revealed last week that she was born in Iran, not Afghanistan as she’d long believed. Minister of Immigration John McCallum addresses a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.The tale of Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef’s citizenship may be one of the more curious stories of the year.The news — if we can call it that — broke last month when it was revealed Monsef wasn’t actually born in war-torn Afghanistan, as she believed, but just across the border in Iran. She had been misled by her mother. The thing is, as …
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Canadian grandmother accused of pirating zombie game

Canadian grandmother Christine McMillan does not include killing zombies among her hobbies, neither does she play the games that would allow her to do so.So when she received a letter accusing her of illegally downloading first-person shooter Metro 2033, she was surprised.She had never heard of the game and did not understand why she faced a fine of thousands of dollars.The firm that sent the letter said the incident was “an unfortunate anomaly”.It is now mandatory for Canadian ISPs to forward the physical addresses of people whose IP address has been identified by content owners as being …
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Bank of Canada says considered raising inflation target

By Nicole Mordant

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada seriously considered raising its inflation target to give it more flexibility to cut interest rates, but decided unconventional measures provide more room to maneuver than previously believed, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Tuesday.

In a speech that defended the central bank’s decision to renew its inflation target at 2 percent, Poloz said a higher target was considered because rates in many economies have been at or near historic lows.

“The idea is that interest rates would generally be higher if we had a higher inflation target, so we would have more …
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Goods sectors lift Canadian economic growth in August

By Leah Schnurr

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The pace of Canadian economic growth slowed as expected in August, data from Statistics Canada showed on Tuesday, reinforcing expectations that the Bank of Canada will maintain its cautious stance.

The 0.2 percent advance was in line with a Reuters poll of economists. July’s growth was revised lower to 0.4 percent from an initially reported 0.5 percent increase.

While that supported expectations that the economy bounced back in the third quarter, economists expect the strength of the rebound will wane in the final quarter of the year. The economy contracted in the second quarter due to the …
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Canada to spend billions more on infrastructure as growth lags

* Canada to ramp up infrastructure spending* Gov’t taps prudence fund as growth lags forecast* Canada will set up infrastructure bank

(Adds Ottawa raising investment threshold sooner than planned,
making it easier for firms to hire skilled workers)By David LjunggrenOTTAWA, Nov 1 Canada will boost spending on
infrastructure projects by an extra C$81 billion ($60.49
billion) over the next 12 years in a bid to revitalize a limping
economy, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Tuesday.The Liberal government, trying to deal with a prolonged oil
slump that has slashed revenues, is committed to pouring a total
of C$187 billion into infrastructure between …
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Canada to set up infrastructure bank with access to C$35 bln

Nov 1 The Canadian government will set
up an infrastructure bank and give it access to C$35 billion
($26.1 billion) to help fund major projects that might otherwise
not get built, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Tuesday.Morneau told the House of Commons that the proposed bank –
which Ottawa hopes will be up and running next year – would
attract as much as C$4 to C$5 in private capital for every tax
dollar invested.The Liberals of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised
to set up an infrastructure bank in the run-up to the election
of October 2015, which they won. …
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Canada holds 2017 immigration target at 300,000 people

By Leah Schnurr

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada said on Monday it would let 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017, maintaining this year’s target despite recommendations to increase it to help spur economic growth and help business leaders bring in more talent.

Immigration Minister John McCallum told reporters that making the 300,000 target permanent laid the foundation for future immigration growth, and fought off the suggestion that he had lost a battle against anti-immigration forces.

“I do believe it is true that more immigrants for Canada would be a good policy for demographic reasons,” McCallum told reporters.

Some business leaders were disappointed with the decision not to increase the target to 450,000 over the next five years, as recommended by the government’s own economic advisory council two weeks ago to offset Canada’s looming demographic squeeze.

While the country bucked international trends last year to bring in thousands of Syrian refugees, it was urged by …
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