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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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Keith Banting: "Super-diversity Burnaby style", Vancouver Sun

There’s ‘diversity,’ then there’s ‘super-diversity,’ Burnaby style

Keith Banting mentioned in Douglas Todd article in
The Vancouver Sun, 30 October  2015

Metro Vancouver and Toronto are the most diverse cities in Canada. But within Metro, Burnaby takes the crown

It doesn’t matter if you’re Korean, Sri Lankan, Chinese, white, Japanese, South Asian, Vietnamese or African, there is no place in Metro Vancouver — or arguably Canada or even the world — where you’re more likely to interact with someone of another ethnicity than in Burnaby.

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Don Drummond in the Globe "Canada's health care bill to top $219 billion"

Canada's health care bill to top $219 billion this year

Don Drummond quoted in Elizabeth Church's article in
The Globe and Mail, 29 October 2015

The country’s total health-care bill is forecast to top $219-billion this year, a 1.6-per-cent increase from 2014, according to annual numbers released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

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Naomi Alboim in the National Post on the Liberal promise to bring refugees from Syria

Liberal promise to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year-end ‘a difficult timeline’

Naomi Alboim
National Post, 25 October 2015

TORONTO — As the Liberal government gears up to meet its promise to bring 25,000 government-sponsored Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of 2015, experts say time may be too short to effectively settle refugees and navigate security concerns.

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Naomi Alboim: Christian Science Monitor on Canadians rolling out welcome mat for Syrian refugees

Buoyed by election, Canadians roll out welcome mat to Syrian refugees

Naomi Alboim
​Christian Science Monitor, 23 October 2015

With Prime Minister-designate Trudeau promising Canada will take in tens of thousands of Syrians before January, activists – many former emigrés themselves – are eager to help.

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Don Drummond "Why we need to call a new Royal Commission on the economy"

Why we need to call a new Royal Commission on the economy

Don Drummond
Canadian Business Magazine, 21 October 2015

Canada doesn’t do introspection anymore. But the oil crash shows we need to rethink our approach to economic growth

Canada doesn’t do introspection anymore. Royal commissions went out of style in 2002, when former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow released his study on the health-care system. There has been no deep thinking about a matter of public policy since.

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