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Throne Speech Outlines commitment and collobartion for Better Canada

Throne speech promises tax cut, climate action and ban on military-style firearms and Social Sharing. As Parliament returned in Ottawa, the Governor General Julie Payette read out the throne speech of Canada’s 43rd government on Thursday. The throne speech was grouped under four themes: fighting climate change, strengthening the middle class, Indigenous reconciliation, keeping Canadians safe and healthy and positioning Canada for success in an uncertain world.

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The Very First Italian Descent Anthony Rota is Speaker

Anthony Rota, the very first speaker of the Italian decent, Ontario Liberals’, who represents Nipissing-Timiskaming has been elected the Speaker of Canada’s House of Commons. Anthony Rota who also served as assistant deputy Speaker in the last Parliament also was elected as the Speaker of the five nominations, Geoff Regan, Joël Godin, Carol Hughes and Bruce Stanton.

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The Plum Chair of the Speaker!

The position comes with considerable perks, including an $85,500 top-up to an MP’s $178,900 salary. It also comes with an apartment on Parliament Hill, an official residence at Kingsmere in Chelsea, Que., an office budget of $1.2 million that includes up to $196,091 for hospitality and a car. The election for the Speaker’s chair is taking place Thursday morning, before the speech from the throne. The process is the first order of business for the returning Parliament.

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Premiers United, Call for Federal Partnership and Action

Premiers and territorial leaders met in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday to try to come to a consensus over key federal issues. Canada’s Premiers said they were united in their commitment to work together for the benefit of all Canadians. They came together today in unprecedented fashion to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the […]

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Jagatguru Nanak Devji’s Glory Gets Canadian Love

The aura of the celebrations reached foreign shores. And Canada, a country never shying from its multi cultural identity lovingly embraces the Guru’s vision by naming a street in Punjabi infested area Brampton, by naming one of the locality’s streets after the great saint. It is heartening to see the Brampton City Council take this great initiative on a motion initiated by regional councilor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and city councillor Harkirat Singh.

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Ontario Launches Canada’s First Job Site Challenge

Ontario is launching a provincewide Job Site Challenge to identify shovel-ready mega sites where automakers or other advanced manufacturers could invest in Ontario by building a large plant, creating thousands of good-paying direct and supply-chain jobs. Proposals will be accepted between January 1 and March 31, 2020

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City creates new Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Work Plan

This week, City Council participated in a workshop led by the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI), who provided insight on the survey of the City’s employees they conducted from January to March 2019. The CCDI analysis also included evidence from focus groups, leadership assessments, and an organizational maturity analysis.
A workplace strategy of this type directly impacts the community. Leading public sector organizations like Brampton know that an increase in inclusion means an increase in employee engagement. In turn, employee engagement affects productivity and customer service – and efficient, effective delivery of services creates trust and confidence among residents, businesses and stakeholders.

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Bill 21: Legislative Assembly of Ontario Affirms Belief in Equality and Freedom of Expression

Bill 21 came in effect in September. Several municipalities across Ontario including the city of
Mississauga have already passed motions expressing their concern. Government House Leader Paul Calandra made a ministerial statement recognizing the importance of
diversity, religious freedom, and national unity. Several Ministers and Members of Provincial Parliament
also spoke to the motion including Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria and Member of Provincial Parliament,
Kaleed Rasheed.

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Brampton’s Guru Nanak Street: New drive of pride for Sikh community

Finally, the Brampton City Council has renamed the Peter Robertson Boulevard’s section between Dixie Road and Great Lakes of Brampton as Guru Nanak Street. A motion was put forward by wards 9 and 10 councillors Gurpreet Dhillon and Harkirat Singh that passed unanimously at council’s Oct. 23 meeting to mark the 550th anniversary of Nanak’s birth.

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