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The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) North America’s largest commuter film festival, is ready to roll out some of the world’s best one-minute silent films to millions of viewers across Canada from September 5th to 15th, 2014.
The prominent and distinguished personalities of various faiths and communities, who attended the Inter-Faith Eid Celebration Dinner, included Joe Daniel, MP, Rob Oliphant, ex-MP, Imam Dr Abdul Hai Patel, a renowned Muslim religious scholar and leader, Maulana Abid Hussain Naqvi of Madinatul Ilm, Imam Ali Centre, Yosi Behar of the Behar Group and a Jewish Community leader, Zenji Acharya, a Buddhist community leader and scholar, Re. Earl Smith of Church of Scientology, Didar Singh Khokhar, Khalid Mehmood, President of Asian Canadian Association, Syed Muhammad Iqbal, President of Pak Seniors Forum, Mazhar Shafiq, Masood Alam, Masood Haq, Rashid Chatta, Tariq Malik, Muhammad Talha Javed and Akbar Cheema.
In Canada and the U.S. those with the most serious mental illnesses get little care. It is well established that we do not have enough resources thanks to our emptying of psychiatric hospitals that began in the ’50s and ’60s and the failure to put the promised resources into community supports and services.
The results are in! Apparently the residents of Likely, BC are safe to drink the water after 4,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools of toxic water and 4.5 million cubic metres of metal-laden toxic material from Mount Polley Mine’s tailings pond poured into their water supply. But when we look a bit closer, we know things aren’t right.
Just a week into the sampling program and SWERUS-C3 scientists have discovered vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor of the Laptev continental slope. These early glimpses of what may be in store for a warming Arctic Ocean could help scientists project the future releases of the strong greenhouse gas methane from the Arctic Ocean.
The good news is that climate is back. Recent developments have brought climate back to the forefront. Climate is news again. According to a Bloomberg National Poll, Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue. By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions.
I recently submitted a formal complaint with Toronto’s Integrity Commissioner against Mayor Rob Ford. Before Councilor Doug Ford tells me to either go to “hell” or accuse me of being a plant of other mayoral candidates, I would like to clarify a few things.
Andrew Coyne is the best muse we have for better housekeeping inside the box. Stephen Harper is exhibit A, as its most promising failure. He didn’t invent the term “economic union.” But, unlike any prime minister before, he clearly detests the barriers in its way and has had a majority to work against them. Yet his biggest accomplishment in smoothing the bumps in our federation has been to harmonize Brian Mulroney’s sales tax.
100,000 signers before the 2015 federal election would send a powerful message to the party leaders and candidates that Canadians want a fair voting system, and are willing to make a commitment to it an election issue. We are looking forward to delivering this petition to the party leaders and the media!