Humanitarian Funding!

Nina Grewal, MP (Fleetwood-Port Kells) announced $5 million in humanitarian assistance to support the efforts of UNICEF in Somalia. The support will improve the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families. “In light of the continuing humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Canada is answering the call to provide additional help,” said Grewal. “Canada’s support to UNICEF will help ensure Somali families get what they need to survive, including access to safe water, treatment for malnutrition, and essential vaccinations for children.” Maternal, newborn and child health is Canada’s top development priority.

n affa� wt����uitous suggestions cloaked in the guise of western wisdom”.

Barandica, who hails from the Basque region of Spain, wrote: “India’s population includes a large number of minority groups who typically live in extremely poor conditions”.

She goes on to ask three questions under Rule 30:

“What steps will the EU take, in cooperation with the Indian Government, to address the issue of inequality in India?”

“Is this issue of social, racial and religious discrimination part of the ongoing EU-India Free Trade Agreement negotiations?”

“Considering the fact that national policies on minorities could potentially pose a threat to peace and security in South Asia, is the EU pursuing a collective agreement with countries in the region to address such concerns?”

arene|� o ����our community but also in the community at large. It has been quite an experience for all of us. Now we need to take the next step and lobby the provincial and federal governments to incorporate the tragic saga of Komagata Maru into school curriculum. Once the authorities agree to this, well respected local historians like Sohan Singh Pooni, Dr.Hugh Johnston and many others should be requested to take on the task. In a sense, the Komagata Maru episode is a landmark for our community. Thus, it is only appropriate to make it a part of our children’s school curriculum.

Balwant Sanghera is a retired School Psychologist and Community Activist.

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