Parliament

The Government Blockchain Association Strengthens its Global Footprint with New Mumbai Chapter Lead

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 5:18am

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has appointed Sumit Kumar Gupta as the new GBA Mumbai Chapter Lead.

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  • The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has appointed Sumit Kumar Gupta as the new GBA Mumbai Chapter Lead.
  • MUMBAI, INDIA, Nov 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The new GBA Chapter Lead for Mumbai, Sumit Kumar Gupta is the Chief Product Officer with Asva Labs, a platform fueling next-gen interoperable applications for DeFi developers.
  • The GBA leadership team is looking forward to working together with Mr. Gupta to hasten the adoption of blockchain technology in Mumbai, India.
  • The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is a global business league, helping the private and public sectors to connect, communicate, and collaborate over everything blockchain.

Government of Canada tables legislation to support a more independent and non-partisan Senate

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 8:00pm

The bill's proposed changes would support the Senate of Canada's transition to a more independent and non-partisan Upper Chamber.

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  • The bill's proposed changes would support the Senate of Canada's transition to a more independent and non-partisan Upper Chamber.
  • Bill S-2 was previously introduced and passed in the Senate in April 2021, during the last session of Parliament, where the bill died on the Order Paper upon dissolution.
  • If passed, the bill would amend the Parliament of Canada Act and make consequential and related amendments to other Acts to recognize the independence and non-partisan nature of the Senate.
  • Allowances would be retained for the five leadership positions for the Government in the Senate, and the five leadership positions for the Opposition in the Senate.

The Government Blockchain Association Strengthens its Global Footprint with New Mumbai Chapter Lead

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 6:18am

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has appointed Sumit Kumar Gupta as the new GBA Mumbai Chapter Lead.

Key Points: 
  • The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has appointed Sumit Kumar Gupta as the new GBA Mumbai Chapter Lead.
  • MUMBAI, INDIA, Nov 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The new GBA Chapter Lead for Mumbai, Sumit Kumar Gupta is the Chief Product Officer with Asva Labs, a platform fueling next-gen interoperable applications for DeFi developers.
  • The GBA leadership team is looking forward to working together with Mr. Gupta to hasten the adoption of blockchain technology in Mumbai, India.
  • The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is a global business league, helping the private and public sectors to connect, communicate, and collaborate over everything blockchain.

CPA Canada issues statements on aspects of the Throne Speech in Parliament

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 9:40pm

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2021 /CNW/ - In response to today's Speech from the Throne to open Parliament, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has issued the following two statements addressing the issues of a sustainable future and strong fiscal discipline.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2021 /CNW/ - In response to today's Speech from the Throne to open Parliament, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has issued the following two statements addressing the issues of a sustainable future and strong fiscal discipline.
  • We are encouraged by the government reiterating its commitment to address climate change while growing the economy across Canada.
  • In advance of the Throne Speech, CPA Canada wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to share its recommendations in public policy areas that are critical to Canadians and for rebuilding Canada's economy.
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) works collaboratively with the provincial, territorial and Bermudian CPA bodies, as it represents the Canadian accounting profession, both nationally and internationally.

Canadian vapers call on federal government to ditch flavour ban

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 23, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, vapers gathered in Ottawa to tell the newly re-elected liberal government that a flavour ban on vapour products will drive vapers back to smoking and discourage smokers from trying a potentially life-saving product.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 23, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, vapers gathered in Ottawa to tell the newly re-elected liberal government that a flavour ban on vapour products will drive vapers back to smoking and discourage smokers from trying a potentially life-saving product.
  • It is a fact for those who believe in harm reduction," said Maria Papaioannoy, spokesperson for Rights4Vapers.
  • "We are particularly concerned right now about the proposed flavour ban that Health Canada has put forward.
  • Experts told the federal government that flavoured vapour products are important.

Mongolia Construction Market Trends and Opportunities Report, 2016-2020 & 2021-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:15pm

The "Construction in Mongolia - Key Trends and Opportunities (H1 2021)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Construction in Mongolia - Key Trends and Opportunities (H1 2021)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic significantly disrupted Mongolia's economy, with containment measures bringing many key sectors to a standstill and causing a decline in construction output last year.
  • Mongolia's construction industry thus contracted by 7.4% in real terms in 2020, following an annual growth of 8% in 2019.
  • Historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2025) valuations of the construction industry in Mongolia, featuring details of key growth drivers.

Restaurants Canada is urging Parliament to expand federal support programs

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Now that Parliament has returned, Restaurants Canada is eager to get back to work with elected officials to ensure that hard-hit foodservice businesses will have enough federal support to get through the winter.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Now that Parliament has returned, Restaurants Canada is eager to get back to work with elected officials to ensure that hard-hit foodservice businesses will have enough federal support to get through the winter.
  • Restaurants are key to reviving main streets across Canada and feeding our countrys economic recovery, but first they need to survive, said Restaurants Canada President and CEO Todd Barclay.
  • Federal support programs are currently too restrictive and will leave far too many hardworking restaurant operators out in the cold as they continue to cope with the ongoing pandemic.
  • They deserve federal support programs that will help them continue contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities.

CLC: Parliament must get to work on a recovery that makes life more affordable for workers and their families

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 1:30pm

The fact is, the crisis is not over for many workers, families and communities.

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  • The fact is, the crisis is not over for many workers, families and communities.
  • Strengthening our health care system with universal pharmacare; taking the profit out of long-term care; and investing in better mental health care.
  • Action on climate that includes a just transition for workers affected and investments in green infrastructure, such as transit, energy, and manufacturing.
  • In the coming weeks we will continue to make sure that workers voices are heard loud and clear on Parliament Hill, said Bruske.

Media advisory: President Bea Bruske available to speak about Canada’s unions’ priorities for new Parliament

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 1:30pm

Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available to speak to the media about the upcoming return of Parliament and what a worker-centred recovery looks like.

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  • Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available to speak to the media about the upcoming return of Parliament and what a worker-centred recovery looks like.
  • Parliament must act quickly to help people now being left behind after the cancellation of emergency help last month, said Bruske.
  • Canadas unions are committed to working with the government and all parties in Parliament on behalf of Canadas workers and their families.
  • Learn more about how Canadas unions are helping to shape the recovery at canadianplan.ca.

Pentwater Issues Public Letter on Corporate Governance to Rio Tinto Director Ben Wyatt

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

Pentwater Capital Management LP ("Pentwater"), the largest minority shareholder of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. ("Turquoise Hill") (TSX:TRQ) (NYSE:TRQ), wrote the following letter to Rio Tinto plc (Rio Tinto or Rio) (LSE:RIO) Director Mr. Ben Wyatt and the rest of the Rio Tinto Board.

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  • Pentwater Capital Management LP ("Pentwater"), the largest minority shareholder of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. ("Turquoise Hill") (TSX:TRQ) (NYSE:TRQ), wrote the following letter to Rio Tinto plc (Rio Tinto or Rio) (LSE:RIO) Director Mr. Ben Wyatt and the rest of the Rio Tinto Board.
  • Unfortunately, neither Mr. Wyatt nor any other member of the Rio Tinto Board has responded to explain the continued corporate governance breaches Rio Tinto continues to inflict upon Turquoise Hill minority shareholders.
  • Remarkably, even in purported negotiations between Rio Tinto and TRQ regarding the mine, the TRQ representatives negotiating with Rio are often merely Rio Tinto employees temporarily seconded to TRQ.
  • Instead, Rio Tinto is requiring TRQ to pay the compensation that Rio should be paying to the government of Mongolia.