Canadian study identifies five most vulnerable groups for FASD

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The study identified five high-prevalence groups: children in care; people in correctional service custody; people in special education services; people using specialized services for developmental disabilities or psychiatric care; and Indigenous populations. The study was designed to help improve prevalence estimates and predictions with an eye to better public policy, and to allow for better planning and budgeting of health care, community and social services response.

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Cut immigration during recessions: study

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Sep 1, 2011
Canada should reduce immigration during deep economic recession, say the authors of a detailed analysis of the earnings of immigrants over their first 10 years in the country that also touts the benefits of selecting newcomers based on earning potential. Canada should emphasize skill-assessed immigrants because their earning power “consistently and substantially” out-performed other classes of newcomers, the study says.

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Who created Canada: Conservatives or coalition?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Apr 13, 2011
“Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, a Conservative, was what media outlets like the CBC call ‘the architect of modern Canada,’” Mr. Soudas said…. if historians generally attribute the creation of Canada to a coalition, surely Mr. Harper didn’t intend to highlight the positive potential of a coalition, given his pejorative use of the word to dissuade people from supporting the Liberals this election… But as to creating Canada? The answer is it was a compromise.”

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Ontario teachers OK $60 fee to fight PCs’ Tim Hudak

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Apr. 6, 2011
“This will not be telling people which party to vote for. It will purely be looking at an issues-based campaign promoting the educational rights of children and of students and of having a good educational system,” said Mr. Ryan in an interview. “I would love us to have a situation where we were remaining completely non-partisan … [but] we are very concerned about Mr. Hudak’s policies on education and in general on the funding of public services… “The Conservatives believe teacher unions have too much power with the McGuinty government and would move quickly to reduce that influence…

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