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Monday, November 28, 2016

Question Period Exchange between PM and Rona Ambrose

Question period  exchange between PM Justin Trudeau and the Leader of the Opposition, Rona Ambrose, regarding the Chinese fundraising story that was published in the globe and mail 22nd Nov, 2016 morning.

Globe & Mail story: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-attended-cash-for-access-fundraiser-with-chinese-billionaires/article32971362/

Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC):Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome the Prime Minister back to the House for the first time since November 2nd. We all know that the Prime Minister likes-

The Speaker:The hon. Leader of the Opposition is aware that members do not draw attention to the presence or absence of other members in the House

Hon. Rona Ambrose

Hon. Rona Ambrose:Again, Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome the Prime Minister to the House.

We all know that the Prime Minister would rather hang out with billionaires than answer questions in Parliament. When he is not mingling with them in Sun Valley or Davos, he is hitting them up for Liberal Party donations back home. In May, in fact, Chinese billionaires paid $1,500 for exclusive access to the Prime Minister at a Toronto mansion.

Rubbing elbows with millionaires at these cash for access events does not pass the smell test and the Prime Minister knows it. Why does he keep doing it?

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.)

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.):Mr. Speaker, Canadians faced a period of 10 years of lower than needed growth under the previous government. That is why we have committed to engaging positively with the world to draw in investment. I am pleased with the representations we have made in Davos and elsewhere to demonstrate that Canada is a good place to invest.

When we talk about investments like Bell Helicopter in Mirabel with 1,000 more jobs, or the GM research in Markham, or the GE plant down in Niagara Region, we know that drawing in global investment is a great way to grow the economy and create jobs.

Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC)

Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC):Mr. Speaker, it is not a coincidence that these billionaires the Prime Minister meets with actually want something from him. One of the guests at the mansion in May wanted government approval for a new bank in Canada. So, an individual pays $1,500 for exclusive access to the Prime Minister and that individual will get final approval for a bank a few months later.

Not only does this event break the Prime Minister's own ethics rules, it does not pass the smell test. He could stop this right away. Why will he not?

Right hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.)

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.):Mr. Speaker, Canadians can be reassured that the federal level has some of the toughest rules and laws around political fundraising of any level of government in this country. We have always followed those rules and the principles that underlie them.

Politicians should not decide the future of CBC - Deepak Obhrai

Politicians should not decide the future of CBC

November 24, 2016: (Calgary) Responding to recent comments by politicians to revamp, or altogether abolish, the CBC, Conservative Party Leadership Candidate Deepak Obhrai, said "why are politicians getting to decide what will happen to the CBC? The CBC is funded by Canadian taxpayers; therefore Canadians should decide the future of the corporation".


When asked why the CBC has become a Conservative Leadership issue, Mr. Obhrai responded by saying, "the reason the CBC is a topic of discussion is because many Canadians feel that in the past, the CBC has displayed biased reporting.


"I propose a more Canadian approach. An independent task-force to look at the future of CBC."


"It would be wise to look at the issue in terms of addressing Canadian taxpayers' concerns rather than a political agenda. Once we start to threaten our media, we start to threaten freedom of speech."

Strong Muscles = Strong Grades? b

Strong Muscles = Strong Grades?

The socialization process in grade school is interesting, to say the least. Too often, kids get labeled, stigmatized and categorized according to their primary area of performance. Good athletes become "jocks." Good students become "brainiacs." But we need to teach children that they can be both; in fact, it's high time to hail the student-athlete! Here's why.

According to a recent study of 9-11-year-olds, muscle fitness, determined by 30-second repetitions of a battery of upper-body, lower-body and core exercises (lunges, push-ups, shoulder presses, etc.) using either body weight or a medicine ball, correlated with performance on memory, math, reading and writing tests. Kids who performed better (more repetitions) on the muscular fitness tests also did better on the memory and academic tests than their less-fit peers, according to the study.
  Parents all want their children to succeed in all areas of life, but too often, they make a choice between academics and athletics. Here's a great reason to prioritize both! Talk to your chiropractor to learn more about the importance of muscular fitness and how to get your kids started on the path to fitness.

For more information on health and safety please visit www.toyourhealth.com and the Ontario Chiropractic Association web site at www.chiropractic.on.ca or call 1877-327-2273. Dr. George I. Traitses of Infinite Health practices traditional chiropractic, advanced nutrition and anti aging therapy and has been serving the Toronto and Markham communities since 1981. You can reach him at 416-499-5656 or www.infinite-health.com

or the longer version

Doctors of chiropractic are specialists, who provide drug free, hands on treatment that targets the source of pain. Studies show that chiropractic treatment is increasingly recognized as one of the safest and most effective health care solutions. Chiropractic care can be used successfully to treat injuries resulting from automobile accidents and sports injuries. For more prevention and wellness, or to find a doctor of chiropractic near you, go to the Patient Information section of the Ontario Chiropractic Association Website at www.chiropractic.on.ca or call 1-877-327-2273. More health information can be found at www.toyourhealth.com.
Dr. George I. Traitses of Infinite Health practices traditional chiropractic, advanced nutrition and anti aging therapy and has been serving the Toronto and Markham communities since 1981. You can reach him at 416-499-5656 or www.infinite-health.com

Dr. George I. Traitses
Infinite Health / Secretropin Canada
Office: 416 499 5656  Fax: 905 201 6811
2914 Sheppard Ave. Suite 206 Scarborough, Ont. L3P 4E1
90 Fincham Ave., Markham, Ont, L3P 4E1




On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 the Children's Breakfast Clubs is holding its annual Christmas Gala which focuses on Caring & Sharing.


The Caring & Sharing Christmas Gala is hosted in partnership with Spin Master Canada at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.  Spin Master Canada donates the toys which the children will receive and The Liberty Grand has generously donated the use of its elegant facilities for the Gala.


This highly-anticipated event will start the holiday season for over 1,000 children from across the Greater Toronto Area and rural Ontario.  In accordance with this year's theme of Caring & Sharing, the children will select two gifts from our Toy Shop - one to keep for themselves and one to share with a relative or close friend.  The children will be entertained in the Play Room by musicians, magicians, face painters, Spin Master Canada employees demonstrating the 2016 holiday season's most popular toys.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will attend the Gala and have their photographs taken with the children.


Our Head Table guests include Toronto Police Services Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Fire Services Deputy Chief Jim Jessop, Toronto Emergency Services Chief Paul Raftis and leaders in education and industry.


The students of Centennial College's School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts will assist in the preparation and serving of the luncheon.  Representatives of The Carpenters'' Union Local 27 built and installed the store front decoration for our Toy Shop.




The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex

25 British Colombia Road

Exhibition Place



Tuesday, November 29

10:00 am to 1:00 pm



Over 1,000 children and their teachers and over 300 volunteers

Toronto Police Service Officers

Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit and Motor Squad

Toronto Police Service Chief's Ceremonial Unit

City of Toronto Paramedic Honour Guard


At the very heart of the Breakfast Clubs is an understanding that children need intellectual stimulation from a variety of sources including reading, computer work, educational games and arts and crafts.


"You Cannot Feed a Hungry Mind on an Empty Stomach"


For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Rick Gosling, President, The Children's Breakfast Clubs

Office:  437-836-8223    Cell:  416-305-3007    rickgosling@breakfastclubs.ca

Friday, November 18, 2016


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MAC Fundraising Gala raises thousands of dollars for the Arts MARKHAM, ON (November 7, 2016) – The reception lobby was inundated with artists displaying various forms of art. A media wall with a red carpet held interviews from various media. Tuxedos and ball gowns dotted the Crystal Banquet Event Venue in Markham where Markham Arts Council (MAC) held a successful Fundraising Gala, raising thousands of dollars that will go towards supporting diverse arts and cultural programs in the City.

International Trailer Launch of SARVANN by PRIYANKA CHOPRA

SARVANN marks Priyanka Chopra’s maiden foray into Punjabi film production. PRESS CONFERENCE Date: Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 Time: 11: 30 AM Venue: Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 Register by Nov 17, 2016: media@iffsatoronto.com About BMO IFFSA | PIFF: IFFSA Toronto is THE LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA. 

International Trailer Launch of SARVANN by PRIYANKA CHOPRA BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto in association with Grand Showbiz Media and Entertainment presents the International Trailer Launch of Punjabi feature film SARVANN by internationally acclaimed Hollywood / Bollywood Superstar PRIYANKA CHOPRA. Punjabi Superstar Amrinder Gill, co-star Simi Chahal and producers Dr. Madhu Chopra, and Deepshikha Deshmukh will also be present at the press conference. 

This 10+ day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. In the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family”, a select number of foreign films are considered under Beyond South Asia segment. 

In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, lounge parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more. The 6th edition of the festival, IFFSA Toronto 2017 will be held from May 18 – May 22, 2017 in Ontario, Canada as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Various launch events and special series programs will take place during the month of April, 2017. 

Exciting and glamorous events have been planned at various pristine and prestigious venues across GTA including cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, and Oakville. For more information regarding the festival visit www.iffsatoronto.com About SARVANN: Internationally acclaimed Hollywood / Bollywood Superstar Priyanka Chopra (Quantico Star) and renowned Bollywood Producer Vashu Bhagnani are coming together for their first joint venture Punjabi film, 'Sarvann'. 

The movie starring Punjabi superstar Amrinder Gill marks Priyanka's foray into the Punjabi market backed by the experience and expertise of Vashu Bhagnani. A coming-of-age tale, Sarvann is a story of a young NRI who returns to India to connect with his roots. The young boy, enacted by Amrinder Gill, unknowingly discovers his identity through this life-changing journey. 

The plot of this heart-warming narrative is set in Canada and Chandigarh. Sarvann has Simi Chehal as the female lead. The hit pair of Actor Amrinder Gill and writer Amberdeep Singh is back again after superhit films such as Angrej and Love Punjab. It is a drama-genre film directed by Karan Guliani and co-produced by Chopra’s mother Dr. Madhu Chopra and Deepshikha Deshmukh. Film has been shot both in Canada and India. Missing the funny bone in this beautiful story? But not to worry, no Punjabi film can be complete without Binnu Dhillon’s comedy touch. Grand Showbiz Media & Entertainment are the international distributors of SARVANN which will be released worldwide in Dec, 2016 


Toronto, Canada: Salman Khan Films (SKF) and First Take Entertainment Ltd. (FTE) announced today they will jointly be producing “Lions of the Sea” a film based on a true story surrounding the voyage from India to Canada aboard the Komagata Maru. The incidents which surrounded the events of this journey have forever changed the immigration policies of Canada.  
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