Forgetting to exercise prudence, several aspiring immigrants were taken for a ride that cost them hefty, hard-earned money. Parthiv Thakker, 29, a resident of New SG Road, received a mail from a Canadian company offering him a job in Canada. After sending the required details to the company, he received a phone call from Quebec, a French speaking province of Canada. He was told that his recruitment process is on and they are awaiting approval from the government. In a week’s time, Thakker had his contract letter and was asked to contact a local agent in Delhi and make an initial payment of 187 dollars (about Rs 12,000) as application charge. Parthiv got suspicious as he knew that the process of work permit cannot be completed in such a short span. The company’s website carried the official symbol of CSIC (Canadian Society Of Immigration Consultants) and the agent’s ID too was mentioned in the mail. But when he checked the list of the agents, the ID was missing. When he checked with the Canadian embassy, they informed him that no such ID was registered and the person from whom he received the job offer does not exist. When he contacted the local visa agent to trace the scam, he came to know that the local bank in which he was asked to deposit the money existed in Mizoram and the names of the account holder and mobile SIM card holder differed too. Parthiv says, “The scamsters followed the official process of Canadian work permit issuance so well that there was not a single reason to doubt them. The link of the company they mailed me carried ‘.ca’ extension. Not only this, when I called on the company’s number, I received reply in French, the prominently spoken language in Quebec.” ALSO ON TOI
Canada must develop nation-wide dementia strategy: Editorial
We send our thoughts and prayers and those of all Canadians to Ms. Desloges family, friends and colleagues during this most difficult time. Canada condemns this senseless act of violence in the strongest of terms, and we call on Kenyan authorities to bring the perpetrators of this terrorist attack to justice. Canadian public servants around the world selflessly serve our country proudly. Like Annemarie, they do so because they believe in the cause of humanity. They believe that their work will better the lives of many at home and around the world. They believe in the values that Canada represents. 21 September 2013 africanpressorganization Contribution de lUnion europeenne dun montant de 124 millions deuros en appui a la Mission de lUnion africaine en Somalie 21 September 2013 africanpressorganization africanpressorganization APO-SOURCE : The African News Source Welcome on APO-SOURCE, the data base of press releases related to Africa. Bienvenue sur APO-SOURCE, la base de donnees de communiques de presse lies a l’Afrique. AFRIQUE AFRICA AFRICAIN AFRICAN PRESSE PRESS NEWS ACTUALITE “ACTUALITE AFRIQUE” “ACTUALITE AFRICAINE” “AFRICAN NEWS” “AFRICA NEWS” STATEMENT SPEECH COMMUNIQUE INSTITUTION “UNITED NATIONS” “NATIONS UNIES” USA FRANCE WFP PAM ONU UN EUROPE EU UE “UNION AFRICAINE” UA “AFRICAN UNION” IMF FMI “WORLD BANK” “BANQUE MONDIALE” BAD BAFD AFDB ADB “BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DEVELOPPEMENT” “AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK” ACP KONARE KABERUKA KI-MOON MONTAS KAPUTIN SUMMIT UNHCR AFRICOM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL APO OPA AFRICAN PRESS ORGANIZATION ORGANISATION DE LA PRESSE AFRICAINE APPA PANAFRICAINE PANAFRICAN BADEA CHINA CHINE CILSS ICRC CICR CPI ICC DFID EAC FCO FOREIGN COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS SPAIN ESPAGNE FAO FIDH FIFA IFAD HUMAN RIGHT DROITS HOMME HRW IFAW FIJ IFJ JOURNALISTE JOURNALIST IOM OIM MIGRATION IRD JAPAN JAPON TICAD MAE MFA MSF MEDEF NEPAD OCDE OXFAM SG UIT UNHCR MONUC ONUCI UNMIS AMIS SOUDAN DARFOUR DARFUR SOMALI SOMALIE UNESCO UNICEF UNOG USAID “DEPARTEMENT OF STATE” WHO OMS UEMOA BEAC BCEAO OCDE OECD “ASSOCIATION DE LA PRESSE PANAFRICAINE” “PANAFRICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION” APPA PANAFRICAN PANAFRICAIN PRESSEAFRICAINE GOUVERNANCE DEVELOPPEMENT DEVELOPMENT GOVERNANCE “COMMUNICATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT” “COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT” “EUROPE-AFRIQUE” “EU-AFRICA” “EUROPE-AFRICA” SARKOZY RICE BROWN “WEST ARICA” “CENTRAL AFRICA” AFRIQUE DU SUD SOUTH AFRICA VIDEOCONFERENCE “PRESS VIDEOCONFERENCE” VIDEOCONFERENCE DE PRESSE” “RELATIONS PRESSE” “PUBLIC RELATION” ACCREDITATION Europe-Africa Summit Sommet Europe-Afrique Lisbonne Lisbon UE-Afrique EU-Africa Portugal ANGOLA BENIN BOTSWANA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI CAMEROUN CAMEROON CAP-VERT CABO VERDE CENTRAFRIQUE CONGO RDC DRC COTE-D’IVOIRE DJIBOUTI ERYTHREE ETHIOPIE GABON GAMBIE GHANA GUINEE GUINEE BISSAU GUINEE EQUATORIALE KENYA LESOTHO LIBERIA MADAGASCAR MALAWI MALI MAURITANIE MOZAMBIQUE NAMIBIE NIGER NIGERIA OUGANDA RWANDA SAO TOME SENEGAL SIERRA LEONE SOMALIE SOUDAN SWAZILAND TANZANIE TCHAD TOGO ZAMBIE ZIMBABWE ALGERIA CENTRAL AFRICAN REP CHAD CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO REPUBLIC OF CONGO EGYPT EQUATORIAL GUINEA ERITREA ETHIOPIA GAMBIA GUINEA BISSAU GUINEA IVORY COAST LIBYA MAURITANIA MAURITIUS MOROCCO NAMIBIA SOMALIA SUDAN TANZANIA TUNISIA UGANDA ZAMBIA Republique sahraouie, RASD
Canada’s Underground Railroad sites show other half of the story
But as the number of people developing the debilitating condition continues to grow, its becoming increasingly clear that its impact on Canada is just as heavy when described in financial terms. And its not pretty. The overall costs of treating and caring for the 747,000 Canadians who currently have the disease are some $33 billion a year. By 2040, its expected to cost nearly $300 billion a year. Thats a huge hit on precious health dollars, not to mention the lost productivity of exhausted family caregivers. What Canada needs is a national plan to deal with this slow-motion crisis. Such a strategy would bring a sharp, united focus to the work of medical research projects, doctors, Alzheimer associations and even front-line caregivers. The federal government should listen to the rising voices of organizations like the Alzheimer Society of Canada and create a national strategy. As Alzheimer society CEO Mimi Lowi-Young told the Economic Club of Canada this past week, Unless we start defusing the dementia time bomb this disease will be the greatest threat to our economy, to our countrys productivity and to our quality of life. Strong words, but appropriate. As a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded, dementia has exceeded cancer and heart disease as the most costly illness in America. In Canada, we face the same sad reality. Instead of following countries like Britain, where Prime Minister David Cameron is holding a dementia summit this December, Canada has no overall plan to manage the disease. Indeed, it doesnt even have an aging strategy.
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Now somewhat tumbledown and embraced by wildflowers and thistles, its only visitors this September afternoon are fluttering butterflies and one busload of Detroit tourists. Yet I found the modest Walls Historic Site a touching remembrance of the power of the Underground Railroad. It’s said that even civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks found solace at this place. “It’s nice to come here and say, oh, you reached the other side,” says Norma Sales of Detroit, one of a group of Michigan travelers on a two-day tour to see spots in southwest Ontario that make up the Canadian half of the freedom tale. Underground Railroad historical sites are plentiful in the U.S. and especially in Detroit, one of the busiest crossing points to freedom. But in Canada, you can see the other half of the story what happened to the estimated 30,000 people who crossed into southwest Ontario between 1834 and 1860. Black history is alive in Lakeshore, Amherstburg, Dresden, North Buxton and Windsor. Many fugitives who crossed in turn became key figures in the Underground Railroad. The lessons these sites impart to visitors? “Perseverance, hard work, doing the right thing and don’t give up,” says Stewart McMillin, a Detroit tour guidewho specializes in Underground Railroad tours, including sites in Canada. “There are so many stories here.” Echoes of bravery You can navigate your own personal driving trip of Undergound Railroad sites in southwest Ontario, all part of the Ontario Heritage Trust Slavery to Freedom circuit. Some are easy to find, like the North American Black Historical Museum in Amherstburg.