Commons

New House of Commons Seat Allocation

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:28pm

The number of House of Commons seats is recalculated after each 10-year census to account for changes in Canada's population.

Key Points: 
  • The number of House of Commons seats is recalculated after each 10-year census to account for changes in Canada's population.
  • Under the new seat allocation , provinces and territories will be represented in the House of Commons as follows: British Columbia, 43; Alberta, 37; Saskatchewan, 14; Manitoba, 14; Ontario, 122; Quebec, 77; New Brunswick, 10; Nova Scotia, 11; Prince Edward Island, 4; Newfoundland and Labrador, 7; Yukon, 1; the Northwest Territories, 1; and Nunavut, 1.
  • The new seat allocation serves as a basis for redrawing the federal electoral district boundaries within each province.
  • The procedures for carrying out the redistribution of federal electoral districts are set out in theElectoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

Prime Minister announces the dates of the Cabinet swearing-in and return of Parliament

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 1:20pm

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the swearing-in ceremony of the Cabinet will take place on October 26, 2021, and that Parliament will return on November 22, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the swearing-in ceremony of the Cabinet will take place on October 26, 2021, and that Parliament will return on November 22, 2021.
  • The new Cabinet will remain gender balanced, and will continue to deliver for Canadians and find real solutions to the real challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • As announced last month, Chrystia Freeland will continue to serve as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
  • Canadians expect their elected representatives to lead by example in the fight against this virus, and the Prime Minister will be raising this with other leaders.

SNU to Host Series of Events Celebrating Military Appreciation Week

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:56pm

SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:

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  • SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:
    This self-paced two-mile run/walk kicks off at 6 a.m.
  • The route consists of two laps around the SNU Bethany campus that start and end at the SNU VETS Center.
  • Various military uniform displays, POW/MIA table displays and military partner booths will be up and available during the week.
  • The SNU VETS Center will be providing hotdogs, chips, popsicles and water for everyone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    See the full schedule of events for SNU's Military Appreciation Week.

Soul Community Planet Acquires Iconic Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, Marking First Expansion Into the Golden State

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:24pm

Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced today the acquisition of the 41-room, beachfront Laguna Riviera Beach Resort (Laguna Riviera).

Key Points: 
  • Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced today the acquisition of the 41-room, beachfront Laguna Riviera Beach Resort (Laguna Riviera).
  • Opened in 1948, the Laguna Riviera is located directly on the beach just two blocks south of Downtown Laguna Beach.
  • The beautiful seaside community of Laguna Beach is an eclectic fusion of California art, food and surf culture.
  • As such, we see Laguna Beach as an ideal place for Soul Community Planet, and we look forward to merging SCPs holistic hospitality with Laguna Beachs cool California vibe, said Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CEO Ken Cruse.

Author Preuss Boards Claxson Media’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Series Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime Adaptation

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 3:00pm

via NewMediaWire -- Claxson Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roberto Vivo, confirmed earlier today that Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime author and science writer, Paul Preuss, has agreed to join the book-to-screen adaptation as a consultant for the planned upcoming television series based on Preuss’ and the late Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi novel series of the same name. Paul Preuss’ consulting deal was negotiated by Preuss and iBooks’ John T. Colby, Jr. along with agent Alan Morell of Creative Management Partners (CMP) of Beverly Hills, CA, who additionally represents Dwayne Hill, David Cormican, Brick Tower Press, J. Boylston & Company Publishers, Claxson Interactive and Claxson Lifestyle Holdings LLC.

Key Points: 
  • Bringing Paul (Preuss) on board the screen-based adaptation of the Arthur C. Clarkes Venus Prime novels brings a level of nuanced authenticity and access to the science and tech blended with the world and scenarios that have been re-imagined by Hill and Cormican as they develop the material, says Roberto Vivo, Claxson Media Chairman and CEO.
  • The Arthur C. Clarkes Venus Prime series written by Preuss was originally published between 1987 and 1991 by Byron Preiss.
  • The story for the novels was adapted from six short stories written by the late science-fiction author and Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, Sir Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey).The selection and ordering of the short stories within the Venus Prime series of novels was performed by Preuss.
  • Preuss consulting deal was negotiated by Preuss and iBooks John T. Colby, Jr. along with agent Alan Morell of Creative Management Partners (CMP) of Beverly Hills, CA.

Lithia & Driveway Team With City Of Medford To Support Local Sports Park

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 1:00am

If approved by the city council, Lithia & Driveway's sponsorship will result in a name change to "Lithia & Driveway Fields" on January 1, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • If approved by the city council, Lithia & Driveway's sponsorship will result in a name change to "Lithia & Driveway Fields" on January 1, 2022.
  • "This is an exciting opportunity to partner with a great community leader in Lithia & Driveway," City Manager Brian Sjothun said.
  • With the sports park sponsorship, Lithia & Driveway continues a tradition of working with the city to support local parks, such as Pear Blossom and Liberty parks in The Commons downtown, and community events, such as the Winter Lights Festival.
  • Founded in 1946, Lithia & Driveway is a Fortune 250 company operating over 280 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Betting analysts Covers.com demonstrate how Trudeau's grip on the 2021 Canadian election has loosened

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:34pm

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than a week until the 2021 Canadian Federal Election, betting markets indicate that the outcome of the race is now too close to call.

Key Points: 
  • Their odds of -120 demonstrate that each party's implied probability of winning the election is 54.64%*, while a bettor would need to stake $120 in order to win a profit of $100.
  • This election comes in the wake of single-game wagering, which was legalized after Bill C-218 was passed into Canadian law, launching at the end August.
  • *The total implied probability is greater than 100% as a result of the margins inserted by sportsbooks to ensure profitability.
  • Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Covers.com is the go-to source for sports betting information in North America.

While Canada dithers Mexico becomes first country in North America to ban cosmetic animal testing

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:14pm

TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While Canada drags its feet on reintroducing legislation that would ban cosmetic animal testing, Mexico announces it has become the first country in North America to ban the cruel and outdated practice.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While Canada drags its feet on reintroducing legislation that would ban cosmetic animal testing, Mexico announces it has become the first country in North America to ban the cruel and outdated practice.
  • Canadian legislators should be ashamed, says Liz White, leader of the Animal Protection Party of Canada.
  • "The majority of Canadians support making cosmetic animal testing illegal," said Twyla Francois, Humane Cosmetic Researcher for Animal Alliance of Canada.
  • Yet Canada lags behind as politicians, who had the opportunity to align the country with other cosmetics markets, chose not to act.

Tangram Launches Sales Within Its Second Residential Tower, Tangram House West

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:23pm

Infused withmodernelegance,Tangram House West was designed by award-winningArchitect andInteriorDesigner Jean-Gabriel Neukommof JG Neukomm.The aestheticwas inspired bytranquil and invitingmodernismviastudio, one and two-bedroomresidences offering sweeping Manhattan skylineorlush garden views.

Key Points: 
  • Infused withmodernelegance,Tangram House West was designed by award-winningArchitect andInteriorDesigner Jean-Gabriel Neukommof JG Neukomm.The aestheticwas inspired bytranquil and invitingmodernismviastudio, one and two-bedroomresidences offering sweeping Manhattan skylineorlush garden views.
  • In addition, 27 grand penthouses (one, two, three and four-bedroom) include upgraded appliances andfinishesthatmaintain the same organic sensibilitiesintegralof Tangram House'sdesign.
  • "Afterthe immense success ofthe residentialTangram House South's quick sell outafter launching in 2017,we're looking forward towelcoming an equally eager group of buyers toTangram House West.
  • Adding to its tranquility,Tangram House West's unique3,500-square-foot Pavilion sits at the heart ofitsone acre ofalush walking garden.

CMHA to host all-party panel on mental health

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:37pm

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is hosting a free, virtual discussion on mental health during the campaign period for the 44th federal election with award-winning journalist, Andr Picard, and candidates from all parties with seats in the House of Commons.

Key Points: 
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is hosting a free, virtual discussion on mental health during the campaign period for the 44th federal election with award-winning journalist, Andr Picard, and candidates from all parties with seats in the House of Commons.
  • Even before the pandemic, one in five Canadians experienced a mental illness or a mental health issue in any given year.
  • With remarks from Margaret Eaton, National CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
  • Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.