Canada Won’t Fund Abortion In Cases Of War Rape, Child Marriage

Single parents and one-person households as well as renters had lower response rates. So did those living in the richest and poorest census tracts. These missing responses explain why the Prime Ministers NHS paints a rosy picture of a country with a growing middle-income group and fewer low-income areas. The fact is, fewer low-income people filled in the voluntary long form. When we compare the NHS to the CRA results for all census tracts in eight of the largest metropolitan areas, 6.3 per cent of the census tracts (about 200) strangely show up in the NHS as middle-income, tracts that were once either high-income or low-income. The Gini coefficient of neighbourhood income inequality for Canadas major metropolitan areas in the 2011 CRA and the 2006 Census are about the same, but not in the 2011 NHS. Inequality can increase or decrease in measurable ways over five years, but rarely by the amount claimed in the NHS. In short, all the good news from the NHS is nonsense. The sad thing is that the news is now official. It comes from official government of Canada statistics. It will, no doubt, be used in partisan ways. It will be used to confuse the debate about the growing gap between rich and poor.

Shriveled BlackBerry Has Canada Needing Research Driver

“We’ve been clear in Muskoka, so you can think the same logic will apply here,” Paradis told reporters after a speech Friday. “There are plenty of measures that can be taken and Muskoka demonstrated that and we’ll follow it in a consistent way with Muskoka.” That’s a change from comments made by the president of the Canadian International Development Agency in 2010. While Canada has never directly funded abortions, Margaret Biggs told a committee that the agency would continue to fund aid groups who might provide referrals for abortion services. CIDA was folded into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade earlier this year. An upcoming report to the UN Security Council from Secretary General Ban-Ki moon is expected to recommend access to abortion services for pregnancies resulting from rape during conflict, according to the Global Justice Center in New York. Speech to UN Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered a speech to the United Nations last week calling for more action on child and forced marriages. He also publicly backed a British initiative condemning sexual violence during conflict. Ottawa pledged $5 million in the spring to help victims of this kind of sexual violence. So far, nearly $1 million has gone to a family hotline in Afghanistan which refers victims to legal, medical and psychological help. Paradis said further details on how Canada will address both issues will be announced in due course. The British government explicitly said earlier this year that its development budget can be used to provide abortion care where allowed by national laws. “In conflict situations, where denying an abortion in accordance with national law would threaten the mother’s life or cause unbearable suffering, international humanitarian law principles may justify performing an abortion,” reads the statement by the U.K. Department for International Development. Abortion continues to be a topic of debate in the House of Commons, coming up periodically as Conservative MPs bring forward private member’s bills on the issue.

The company created high-paying jobs in Waterloo, where almost 9 percent of the citys adult population earned C$100,000 or more in 2010, more than triple the countrys median income. BlackBerrys hometown, Waterloo, has a population of just under 100,000. The city and surrounding region has grown 15 percent in the past 10 years according to Statistics Canada , faster than the countrys 11 percent growth. Employment has risen 10.6 percent since the end of the recession, compared with a national average of 5.7 percent. Going Private Now, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., BlackBerrys largest shareholder, has made a tentative offer to buy the company for $4.7 billion, or $9 a share, and take it private. Fairfax, led by Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa , has not disclosed the names of any of its partners in the bidding consortium, and hadnt secured financing for the deal at the time it was announced Sept. 23. BlackBerry shares were down 0.5 percent to $7.69 at 4 p.m. in New York , more than a dollar below the offer price, reflecting investor concerns the deal may not get done. It is a Canadian icon and that is what makes it more difficult for people, said Eric Hoskins, Ontarios economic development minister. Its pretty difficult to create a BlackBerry. Waterloo and its sister city Kitchener lie in the rolling farmlands of southwest Ontario, part of a region known as the Golden Horseshoe, a reference to the circular shoreline of Lake Ontario . The area has been known for its agriculture, its auto plants, and more recently, its technology. Besides BlackBerry, the city is home to Open Text (OTC) , which has seen its stock gain 38 percent this year in Toronto trading, and Descartes Systems (DSG) Group Inc., which is up 28 percent. BlackBerry shares are down 35 percent in New York. Startup Hopes Over a foosball table in the engineering schools non-profit snack bar, across a parking lot and over a chain-link fence from BlackBerry headquarters, students Stephen Arsenault and Nikhil Ramakrishnan agree BlackBerry is down, and say they hope that other Waterloo startups can sustain the regions industry.

Canada Lithium Announces Project Update

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