Canada - USA - Mexico: NAFTA Talks Falter, Time To Increase Pressure

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Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The NAFTA-2 negotiations seem to be faltering after the fourth round of talks recently held in the United States. The Trump administration is pushing Mexico and Canada aggressively to include provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in order to renegotiate NAFTA in a way that benefits US corporations. Mexico and the US are under particularly high pressure to complete the talks successfully as each country has major elections in 2018.

Read the full article at:
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/10/19/nafta-talks-falter-time-to-increase-pressure/

NAFTA Talks Falter, Time To Increase Pressure

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Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The NAFTA-2 negotiations seem to be faltering after the fourth round of talks recently held in the United States. The Trump administration is pushing Mexico and Canada aggressively to include provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in order to renegotiate NAFTA in a way that benefits US corporations. Mexico and the US are under particularly high pressure to complete the talks successfully as each country has major elections in 2018.

Read the full article at:
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/10/19/nafta-talks-falter-time-to-increase-pressure/

Will ICAN’s Nobel Prize Impact Canada’s Position on Nuclear Disarmament?

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By Cesar Jaramillo

Canada’s claim that it supports the abolition of nuclear weapons is in dire need of a reality check. While successive Canadian governments have paid lip service to the pursuit of a nuclear weapons-free world, in fact their policies, doctrines and actions are more conducive to the perpetuation of nuclear weapons than to their elimination.

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded recently to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is but the latest testament to the widening gap between Ottawa’s nuclear disarmament rhetoric and action. The award recognized the landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted in July by a wide majority in the international community — and was strongly championed by ICAN.

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https://www.opencanada.org/features/will-icans-nobel-prize-impact-canadas-position-nuclear-disarmament/

The Canada-Israel Nexus

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Book Review By Jim Miles

For a complex and critical examination of the relationship between Canada, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism, Eric Walberg’s new work The Canada-Israel Nexus provides a challenging perspective.

It is challenging in several ways. Primarily, the most important ideas are the critical lines of thought towards the impact of Zionism within Canada. This includes the influences on the media (majority owned by Jewish Israeli supporters), academics and academia, and the political. The latter mostly affects Canada’s foreign affairs position as a sycophant of the U.S. empire, but in many ways as a leading vocal supporter of Israeli Zionism and its colonial-settler policies.

Read the full article at:
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/10/31/the-canada-israel-nexus/

U of T Grads Pushing for End to Nuclear Weapons Are Part of...

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International Coalition that received Nobel Peace Prize

By Geoffrey Vendeville - University of Toronto

As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalate, two University of Toronto graduates are working with an international coalition to ban nuclear weapons before it’s too late.

And for those efforts, the group was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week.
Ray Acheson, a U of T graduate who had been trying to build support for a nuclear disarmament treaty for more than a decade, was fast asleep when the Peace Prize recipient was announced around 5 a.m. local time on Oct. 6.

Read the full article at:
https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-grads-pushing-end-nuclear-weapons-part-international-coalition-received-nobel-peace-prize

Opinion: Jagmeet Singh Owes the Public An Explanation

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Canadians cannot and should not be led by a man who can't bring himself to say there is something amiss in the veneration of a terrorist.

By Kokulan Mahendiran, Special to Montreal Gazette

In Jagmeet Singh, the New Democratic Party has found a young, visible-minority leader to replace its aging establishment figurehead. Singh seems to be the very epitome of an energetic and multicultural Canada — with a few extra drops of panache.

In a world in which a viral video has the same impact as a thousand masterfully planned and executed political ads, the internationally popularized clip of Singh reacting in a calm and positive manner to a rather belligerent protester all but guaranteed him victory in the NDP’s leadership contest. With his widely covered candidacy and recent victory, he has completely reinvigorated his ailing party.

Read the full article at:
http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-jagmeet-singh-owes-the-public-an-explanation

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Freddie Paloma - For the Love of Food

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By A Correspondent

In the delectable world of food blogging, Freddie Paloma is a name to reckon with.

He is based in the bustling city of Las Vegas, a heart throb of food worshippers. 

Freddie grew up in a small town outside of Iloilo City in The Phillippines.  He was the youngest of five children and the only boy in his family.  The family was very religious and the church was his playground.  So it was not unusual for him to become an altar boy and devote a lot of his formative years to the church.

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Sunetra Ramsingh - An Executive and A Humanitarian

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By A Correspondent

Leading and managing a team of high-performance Medical Delegates, providing accurate information to health professionals about Infant Nutrition products with adherence to a strict code of ethics and local laws across nine countries - she has done it all.

Meet Sunetra Ramsingh, the firebrand Field Operations Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in Jamaica. 

In her current role, the fourth generation Indian immigrant to Jamaica is responsible for no less than nine English speaking Caribbean countries.

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The Story of an Event Management Doyen

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By A Correspondent

Bringing A Unique Event to Canada: Srimanta Kumar Chatterjee

The city of Kolkata has often been regaled with one-of-a-kind events. A specially planned and designed crowd management audio-visual aid for the West Bengal Police for one of India’s largest gathering of pilgrims, a life-sized muppet elephant walking the streets to looks of disbelief, a 20 ft idol of Goddess Durga made entirely out of product packs for an international cosmetic brand, the biggest cricket league featuring celebrities to have been held in West Bengal - the list is endless.  And the man behind all the pizzazz is Srimanta Kumar Chatterjee, the Founder of AEMPL, one of the most popular event management companies in the country. 

Grapevine has it that the man never sleeps.  So to pin him down for an interview was an event unto itself.

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Kanwar Dhanjal Elected ICCC's 29th President

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By A Correspondent

Kanwar Dhanjal was unanimously elected the 29th President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Thursday, September 21, 2017, by his eight colleagues, six of whom including Mr. Dhanjal were earlier elected to a two-year term to the board. The elections were held online and recorded an unprecedented 63 percent participation from the Chamber’s members.

Dhanjal is a technocrat by profession, having more than 25 years’ experience in the automation and instrumentation industry right from an engineer to a director. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc. which provides instrumentation and automation services in the field of process control for the last six years.

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