Mya Williamson Is Atlantic Canada’s First Scotiabank’s Game Changer

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al-Maliki admitted he had mixed feelings about making his first trip to Ottawa given the Conservative governments strong opposition to the Palestinians bid for non-member state status at the UN this past November. Canada was one of only a handful of countries to vote against the resolution and lobbied other countries to vote against it as well. There was also concern about Mr. Bairds meeting with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in April in East Jerusalem, which Canada and much of the rest of the world considers occupied territory belonging to the Palestinians. Visiting East Jerusalem and visiting the office of Tzipi Livni there, even if it was for a coffee, it was really violating international law, Mr. al-Maliki said. But the Palestinian minister said he was pleasantly surprised by the reception he received from the Conservative government during his trip. And either I want to stay hostage to actions that have happened and keep the Canadian-Palestinian relationship hostage to such events, he said, or liberate that relationship from what happened and to see if there is any possibility for engagement. Related Youll face consequences from Canada if you take Israel to International Criminal Court: Baird to Palestinians I believe that the Canadian government, that the foreign minister himself, felt that there are common issues with Palestine and there is space that can be developed with Palestine, Mr. al-Maliki added. This week, Mr. Baird announced $5-million to help with economic development in the West Bank, which is on top of $25-million pledged earlier this year. Mr. al-Maliki praised Canadas contributions to Palestinians, both financial and technical, in terms of helping build better government institutions, security infrastructure and education.

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( undergroundrailroadmuseum.org , 519-727-6555. Possible to wander around anytime; groups should call ahead.) Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, Dresden, Ontario 9251 Uncle Tom’s Road; off exit 101 on Highway 401. The house of Josiah Henson, the inspiration for the character Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and also an abolitionist who helped settle other fugitives at his New Dawn Settlement. ( heritagetrust.on.ca , 519-683-2978, admission $6.25. Open year round by appointment for groups; May 18-Oct. 25 for individual visitors) North American Black Historical Museum, Amherstburg 277 King St. Marks the town’s vital role in transporting slaves to freedom across the Detroit River as part of the Underground Railroad. ( blackhistoricalmuseum.org , 519-736-5433, $6.50 admission includes admission to the pretty Nazrey A.M.E. Church.) Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, North Buxton 21975 A. D. Shadd Road. One of the few remaining African-Canadian settlements still in existence, it’s a thriving indicator of the Underground Railroad’s enduring power.

“I was crying a little when I found out [about the win], then I was really happy. The hospital helped me a lot and I wanted to help them,” says Mya Williamson , a big football fan who will be attending her first game at Touchdown Atlantic. In the five weeks leading up to NAPA Touchdown Atlantic, Scotiabank Game Changers were nominated by their peers in the community. The public voted for their favourite Game Changer online. Mya Williamson was selected as the Scotiabank Atlantic Game Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel. In addition to $10,000 for IWK Health Centre Foundation and on field recognition at the Touchdown Atlantic CFL game, Mya Williamson won a VIP NAPA Touchdown Atlantic Game experience for four. During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank will recognize 24 Scotiabank Game Changers across sponsored markets and provide each of them with a $1,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice. Starting September 23 , fans in Edmonton , Saskatchewan and Hamilton will have the chance to vote for their favourite Scotiabank Game Changer finalist. Based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel, three regional winners will each receive $25,000 for their designated charity and other great prizes. For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com , on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers. About Scotiabank: Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com .

Canada August Inflation Slows to 1.1% on Mortgages, Drugs

The company’s latest quarterly report solidly beat estimates, causing a pop of around 25% the day of the announcement, and setting the latest stage of its rally in motion. Earnings forecasts point to an even brighter future ahead for Air Canada’s earnings,with 2014 fiscal year consensus estimates of $0.96 per share. That makes the stock look extremely undervalued at less thanfive times its 2014 earnings. Another index inclusion The big news out of the U.S. airline industry last week was the inclusion of Delta Air Lines in the S&P 500, where it joined Southwest Airlines and became the only legacy carrier in the index. This helped Delta shares move higher in the days following, as the positive news was eaten up by investors who now view Delta as a safer investment. Its shares likely came under buying pressure from S&P 500-related funds as well. Air Canada was also invited to the S&P/TSX Composite, however,which is much like a Canadian version of the S&P 500. Although there are not nearly as many S&P/TSX Composite funds as there are S&P 500 funds, Air Canada’s presence in the index may increase some funds’ willingness to add shares of the airline. Additionally, investors will now see Air Canada shares in the same index as WestJet shares, decreasing the perception of WestJet as the financially healthy Canadian airline, and Air Canada as the financially unhealthy one. Turnaround at Air Canada Although Air Canada is not the strongest player in the industry, its compelling valuation makes it my top pick in the airline industry.

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I dont see the case to be really worried about inflation and that backs a dovish Bank of Canada for a long time, Derek Holt , vice president and economist at Scotiabank in Toronto, said in a telephone interview. The Canadian dollar fell 0.2 percent to C$1.0290 per U.S. dollar at 9:36 a.m. in Toronto. One dollar buys 97.18 U.S. cents. Government bond yields declined with two-year yields falling 2 basis points to 1.23 percent and five year notes by 1 basis point to 2.01 percent. The slower year-over-year total and core inflation rates matched the median estimates in Bloomberg economist surveys. Mortgage interest costs fell 3.6 percent in August from a year earlier while prescribed medicines declined 4.2 percent, according to the report. Major price increases included a 9.5 percent jump in natural gas and a 1.7 percent rise in rental costs. Cheaper Phones On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged in August as clothing costs rose 1.9 percent and telephone services declined 1.7 percent. The core rate climbed 0.2 percent in August from July. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg predicted that monthly prices would rise 0.1 percent and the core rate would increase 0.2 percent. BCE Inc. (BCE) s Bell Canada unit lowered its U.S.