Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Dating Game for Wannabe Skilled Immigrants

By Shane Joseph, published on Jan 5, 2013

...side of me was heartened and the other side petrified.

I was heartened, because when I came to this country a quarter century ago under the category of “skilled worker,” lured by the first world, “Brand Canada” lifestyle that was on tap, there were no such dating sites. All the Canadian High Commission in my native homeland had to work from was an outdated, typed list of required skills, among them, Undertaker and Sales Representative. Well, as I have a slight problem working with dead bodies, I qualified as a sales representative. When I arrived here, I got a bit of a shock: ... (more)

Tags: dating, business, canada, government, immigrant, training, sales, site, foreign, canadian, re-training, representative, skilled, skills, worker.

Our Canadian Spring Uprising

By Shane Joseph, published on May 29, 2012

...ugly with street demonstrations, destroyed public property, Molotov cocktails, tear gas, mass arrests, draconian legislative changes, the provincial government being pushed to the brink, and more than just students joining in the demonstrations, I started to take notice.

Was this our Canadian equivalent of the Arab Spring? Unlike those other countries whose citizens were fighting for freedom and opportunity, our students were protesting a modest fee hike that would still see their fees among the lowest in Canada. They were fighting for a European entitlement model that has seen... (more)

Tags: government, spring, arab, canadian, hikes, montreal, quebec, student, tuition, universities, unrest

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