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Monday April 2, 2012
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Ted talks

Rick Falkvinge: I am a pirate

Rick Falkvinge, didn’t plan on becoming a politician, but his dedication to civil liberties and internet sovereignty led to him founding the Swedish Pirate Party in 2006


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Appointment

Rohinton Medhora appointed incoming president of CIGI

Waterloo - The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rohinton Medhora as president, effective May 19, 2012. Dr. Medhora is currently vice president of programs at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a federal crown corporation that supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Previously, he was director of IDRC’s Social and Economic Policy programs and led the centre’s Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies and Trade, Employment and Competitiveness initiatives.

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Innovation

Canadian Government to Help Canadian Businesses Become Innovation Leaders

KITCHENER - The success of commercializing Candian innovation and the government's plan for focus on innovation in the Economic Action Plan 2012 were highlighted by Cambrisge Minister Gary Goodyear.

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State of the City

Mayor declares Kitchener ‘city of the future’ during State of the City address

KITCHENER – In the wake of federal and provincial budget announcements earlier this week, Mayor Carl Zehr used his State of the City address this morning to paint a vivid picture of how years of strategic thinking and wise investment has put Kitchener on sound financial ground - and in position as the “city of the future.”


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Budget Comment

CPWA Applauds Government Commitment to Infrastructure Investment

OTTAWA - The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) applauds the recent commitment from the Federal Government to continue their investments in public infrastructure. With an additional $150 million investment into the new Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, Canadian communities can continue the needed repairs and improvements to existing public infrastructure.

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Budget Comment

Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2012

OTTAWA - Imagine Canada, the national umbrella organization for charities and public benefit nonprofits, is pleased that the government will "continue to explore social finance instruments" and we encourage the acceleration of these efforts as the sector seeks to meet growing demand with ever constrained financing.

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Budget Comment

CVCA APPLAUDS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ITS SUPPORT OF INNOVATION IN BUDGET 2012

TORONTO - CVCA- Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association congratulates the federal government for its support of the innovation ecosystem in its 2012 budget.


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Budget Comment

Dirty Oil Interests and Austerity Prevail in Federal Budget

Toronto - The Toronto & York Region Labour Council has reviewed the Federal budget released last Thursday and finds that it rewards powerful corporations at the expense of older Canadians and the global environment.


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Employment

Older Worker Employment Search Support Continues

Waterloo – On Firday, Lutherwood announced that it would again start accepting applications for its successful Targeted Initiatives to Older Workers program. TIOW is a joint federal-provincial initiative that provides unemployed workers aged 55 to 64 with support finding employment. Eligible participants receive skills upgrading, financial supports for training and associated costs, and placements with local employers.

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Global Employment

Visas And Work Permit

Madrid, Spain - Spain has began the recruitment of a Hundred and eighty Thousand (180,000) unskilled workers and One Hundred Thousand (100,000) skilled professional of non-European Union residents (foreigners) due to the country's new immigration policy and the aim to boost its economy during the next two years.

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Print Readership

Readership Remains Strong for The Globe and Mail

Double digit growth for The Globe: Female readership is up 15%, Saturday readership grows by 16%

TORONTO - New readership data released today from the Print Measurement Bureau (PMB) for its Spring 2012 Readership Study reinforces The Globe and Mail's leadership and growth in Canada.

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Canadian Innovation

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada Acknowledges the Federal Government for its focus on Commercialization, Innovation and Research

Federal Budget 2012 - Amidst difficult financial times, although a number of cuts have been made in the 2012/2013 federal budget, AURP Canada is pleased to see continued investment in research, innovation and commercialization.

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Heritage

Uncover Your Family History

Waterloo Region - In honour of Archives Awareness Week, the Region of Waterloo Archives is hosting a number of events focused on how to use municipal records to research family history.

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Events

Rant Maggie Rant and Fergus Pipe Band kick-off Fergus’ Tartan Day
Celebrations on April 14 – Painting the Town Plaid

Fiddler Lindsay Schindler lightening fast and incredibly smooth

Stratford – You can enjoy a wee bit of Scotland at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Saturday, April 14 when Rant Maggie Rant, one of Canada’s most exciting Celtic fusion ensembles, and the Fergus Pipe Band, directed by Pipe Major Jim Stewart and Drum Sergeant Alex Hobler, kick-off Tartan Day celebrations in Fergus in true Scottish style.


 
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