Maytree News Headlines – January 13, 2011


Anti-Islamist group draws fierce protests (National Post)
The rally in support of Mr. Robinson was organized by the right-wing Jewish Defence League under the banner “stop political Islam,” but Canada’s largest Jewish organization opposed the event, citing the tactics of the EDL, which is known for demonstrations that often degenerate into violence.

Senator’s comments ‘xenophobic’: Bloc MP (Toronto Sun)
A Bloc MP is castigating a Tory senator for remarks she slams as “xenophobic” and “bordering on racism.” The public spat between MP Eve-Mary Thai Thi Lac and Senator Andree Champagne turned personal this month when Champagne questioned the Vietnamese-born politician’s loyalty to Canada.

Saudi students happy to call the Sault home (Sault This Week)
Bandar and Nasser are part of a growing contingent of international students coming to Canada to learn a new language, and to gain valuable international experience. In the case of young people coming from Saudi Arabia, most are recipients of funding from the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, which has provided more than 62,000 Saudi students with the opportunity to pursue their higher education abroad. There will be about fifty new Saudi students at Algoma University this semester, and most will study in intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs before transitioning to regular university-level courses when ready. For some, this may mean a commitment of up to five years.

Nova Scotia brothers Receive Sentence for Cross-burning (CCLA)
Justin Rehberg, the brother of Nathan Rehberg, received his sentence Monday for burning a cross on an interracial couple’s law in Nova Scotia. Both brothers were convicted in November for inciting public hatred, the first convictions ever in Canada for burning a cross.


Acceptance rate for Sri Lankan refugee claims up (Ottawa Sun)
Despite a decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board that suggests things are getting better in Sri Lanka, the acceptance rate for Tamils seeking refuge in Canada ended on an upswing, according to figures provided by the IRB.

Talk throws light on challenges facing refugee women in Canada (CanadaEast)
The status of refugee claimant women in Canada and how we, as Canadians, deal with their integration process will be the subject of an upcoming discussion at the Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square on Jan. 26.


Integrating Talent trailer (TRIEC)
Watch the trailer to get a taste of how onboarding and integration will be addressed in TRIEC’s sequel to Finding Talent.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage (Conference Board of Canada)
Diversity is a critical strategic and performance issue for public and private sector leaders. In this Conference e-Proceedings experts from across Canada will help you understand how to fully capitalize on diversity, improve your existing initiative, and ensure diversity drives growth and innovation within your organization.

Finance and Accounting Sector Hub will answer industry questions at IEP Conference (LEAP blog)
PCPI‘s annual IEP Conference takes place tomorrow, January 14, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Registrants will be able to participate in a wide variety of activities aimed toward IEPs, particularly those who are seeking employment.


Spacing Toronto Thursday Headlines
A round-up of mainstream media Toronto headlines related to City Council, GTA Politics, Transit, Crime & Police, Club District, Building, Roads and Other News.


BC Government establishes Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship (Al Etmanski)
Things are moving faster in British Columbia on the social innovation, social finance and social enterprise front. Gordon Hogg, BC’s and Canada’s first Parliamentary Secretary for Social Entrepreneurship, announced today (January 12, 2011) the creation of an Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship.

Social Venture Exchange Launches Social Finance Fellowship (
Are you a highly motivated individual that is interested in working on the cutting edge of social finance with eminent institutions including MaRS, the TMX Group Inc., the Government of Ontario, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), and global leaders in social finance?

What Happens When Social Finance Becomes the “New Normal”? (
It is easy to see that Canada is favoured by unprecedented wealth. However, we all know that Canadians also face growing social challenges such as homelessness, poverty, rapidly shifting demography and environmental degradation. In this stark contradiction it is clear our current economic models of social investment will not keep pace.

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