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Naomi Alboim: "Discussing Canada's refugee re-settlement plan with Matt Galloway", CBC Radio

Discussing Canada's refugee re-settlement plan with Matt Galloway

Naomi Alboim
CBC Radio, 25 November 2015 

Matt Galloway spoke about Canada's refugee re-settlement plan with Naomi Alboim. She is the co-founder of "Lifeline Syria" and chair of the Policy Forum at Queen's University.

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Warren Mabee: "Alberta carbon tax a nice start but not enough", Edmonton Sun

Alberta carbon tax a nice start but not enough says reseacher

Warren Mabee in Dave Lazzarino article
Edmonton Sun, 24 November 2015 

A provincial carbon tax is a nice start to reaching emissions targets but on its own it may not be enough.

That’s according to some experts gathered in Edmonton Tuesday for a conference titled Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change.

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David Elder: "Making federal mandate letters open will “change focus,” increase accountability", Ottawa Citizen

Formerly secret federal mandate letters to be open

David Elder quoted in Kathryn May's article in
The Ottawa Citizen, 9 November 2015 

The Liberal government’s open mandate letters for cabinet ministers, giving them their marching orders, will also increase the accountability of Canada’s public servants by publicly laying out what’s expected of departments.

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Don Drummond: "The dramatic greying of Canada’s population will reshape the economy."

BOOM, BUST AND ECONOMIC HEADACHES

The dramatic greying of Canada’s population will reshape the economy, stifle growth and force governments to provide for a growing number of seniors with a shrinking pool of taxpayers

Don Drummon in David Parkinson, Janet McFarland and Barrie McKenna
The GLobe and Mail, 8 November 2015 

The waves of retiring baby boomers are putting governments in an increasingly uncomfortable fiscal squeeze. 

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Douglas Bland: Defence Minister’s status as a serving CF member creates, “quirky, unique situation.”

New Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan still in the Canadian military, putting him in ‘quirky, unique situation’

Douglas Bland in David Pugliese, Postmedia News
National Post/Ottawa Citizen, 5 November 2015 

Canada’s new minister of National Defence is still a serving member of the Canadian Forces, putting him in the unusual position of theoretically having to take orders from generals who are supposed to answer to him.

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Kathy Brock (CKWS TV) on the new Liberal Government on the eve of the Swearing In ceremony

Discussing the new Liberal Government on the eve of the Swearing In ceremony

Kathy Brock
CKW TV - Newswatch, 3 November 2015 

AS JUSTIN TRUDEAU GETS READY TO BECOME CANADA’S 23RD PRIME MINISTER TOMORROW MORNING

QUEENS PROFESSOR KATHY BROCK SAYS IT’S UNLIKELY THE LIBERALS WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE UP TO VOTER EXPECTATIONS.

“ABSOLUTELY NOT, GOVERNMENTS ARE ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT AS MUCH AS THEY ARE ABOUT FULFILLING EXPECTATIONS.”

LOCALLY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO KEEP A CAMPAIGN PROMISE THAT WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT KINGSTON.

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Naomi Alboim: "Immigration Policy shift may disappoint", National Post

Immigration policy shift may disappoint

Naomi Alboim quoted in Alia Dharssi article in
The National Post, 2 November 2015 (reposted in The StarPhoenix and the Montreal Gazette)

The Liberals swept into power with a surge of support in ridings with visible minorities, in part because of promises to let more elderly relatives of immigrants settle in Canada. Their family reunification changes will, however, likely fall far short of demand.

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Warren Mabee: "N.L. introduces new royalty regime for offshore oil", CTV

N.L. introduces new royalty regime for offshore oil

Warren Mabee (Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press)
ton CTVnews.ca, 2 November  2015

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The Newfoundland and Labrador government released details of its new generic offshore oil royalty regime on Monday, saying the simplified system will make the province more competitive on the world stage.

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