Tallying the Score – Impact of Canada’s New Vaping Regulations – Part 2
Over 300 guests came to the The Omni King Edward Hotel on March 31st to witness an enlightening exchange on pursuing justice between Irwin Cotler and former journalist Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP, Halton. Colter urged the Canadian government to take action on unresolved justice issues such as Indigenous Rights and international prisoners of conscience. Cotler also called on PM Trudeau to restore public consultation in supreme court appointments.
The event was also a fundraiser for the Pearson Centre’s “Pursuing Justice” Project, which aims to improve Canadians’ understanding of justice, diversity and inclusion through public discussions and research.
Click here to view the complete photo album from the gala.
Canada’s 17th Prime Minister is coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sept. 24 to help launch the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s (NPCA) inaugural Rt. Hon. John Turner Water & Environmental Leadership Award. The award will be handed out annually to an individual, group or business who has demonstrated leadership in promoting or improving water and the environment within the NPCA’s watershed.
“Our watershed – Niagara, parts of Hamilton and Haldimand – is home to some of the most beautiful nature in Canada,” said NPCA, CAO, Carmen D’Angelo. “There are many organizations and people who voluntarily help promote and enhance our local environmental treasures and we ought to recognize them for their passion and dedication.”
All net proceeds from the evening will support the work of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority through its Foundation. “Projects such as improving water quality, adding to our tree canopy, protecting endangered species and improving our beautiful conservation areas benefit from the generous support of our donors,” said Vice-Chair and Foundation Board member Sandy Annunziata. “We are also happy to announce that part of the proceeds from tonight’s event will establish the Rt. Hon. John Turner Environmental Scholarship,” added Mr. Annunziata. The scholarship will be awarded to a student entering their second year of environmental study at Brock University with exceptional academic standing.
The highlight of the evening will be the awarding of a Canadian, handmade canoe paddle to Mr. Turner, engraved with his name and the name of the award. “This award will forever recognize the passion, dedication and commitment Mr. Turner had during his 25 year career in Canadian Parliament and continuing after his time in politics,” said NPCA Board Chair, Bruce Timms. “He has advocated for and brought a strong influential voice to our nation’s greatest treasures: our water and our land; we honour Prime Minister Turner for all he has done to raise awareness and profile of Canada’s environment and ensure that future generations of Canadians will continue to enjoy our country’s great natural treasures.”
photo gallery credit: npcadigital
The federal government has recently passed anti-spam legislation and is now looking for broader powers from public authorities for internet activity.
This is a significant issue. K&A’s IT team has been monitoring this issue and if your corporation, entity or team requires assistance, we can help.
|Campaigns matter! It’s an old sod to describe outcomes for elections.
In the case of the 2014 Ontario provincial election, the phrase holds water – in a big way! Our team at K&A had an interesting vantage point during the Ontario election campaign, with members of our team working as operatives in and for all three Party’s candidates in several ridings across the province. In so doing, we had a bird’s eye view and tracked potential results we thought would be possible within the fights on the ground and the Leaders’ campaigns.
© Copyright 2014 Kealey & Associates Inc.