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One-fifth of New Canadians arrive with no money: report | Toronto Star

One-fifth of New Canadians arrive with no money: report | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
BMO Wealth Management study found immigrants spend more than half their nest egg just getting settled in Canada.
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Mississauga’s last family farm hangs on | Toronto Star

Mississauga’s last family farm hangs on  | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
For 176 years, the Hustler family has continued to raise food on a farm now tucked into the northwest corner of a city better known for condo towers and sprawling subdivisions.
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Behind the Komagata Maru’s fight to open Canada’s border

Behind the Komagata Maru’s fight to open Canada’s border | geography topics | Scoop.it
Dark chapter in Canadian immigration history included an unsung hero, among the first who can be called a defender of civil rights
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Immigrants more likely to fail citizenship test the longer they’re here | Toronto Star

Immigrants more likely to fail citizenship test the longer they’re here | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
Government study said those in Canada less than 5 years have a much higher pass rate on the citizenship test.
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Ottawa speeds up visa process for Mexicans entering Canada

Ottawa speeds up visa process for Mexicans entering Canada | geography topics | Scoop.it
The federal government is taking steps to make it easier for Mexicans to visit Canada, but says it will leave in place a controversial visa requirement that has contributed to strained relations between the two countries.
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Comic blogger draws on immigrant experience in Toronto | Toronto Star

Comic blogger draws on immigrant experience in Toronto | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
New sensations in Toronto spur Hanako Takiyoshi to create.
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Weird homes: 100 people live inside (literally) this bridge | Toronto Star

Weird homes: 100 people live inside (literally) this bridge | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
Passersby would hardly suspect the existence of this improvised apartment complex, in the cubbies formed by the bridge’s girders.
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Obituary: Through war, work and struggle, Van Chau crafted good life in Canada | Toronto Star

Obituary: Through war, work and struggle, Van Chau crafted good life in Canada | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
One of the “boat people” sponsored by Canadians, Van Chau worked hard and without complaining to build a better future for his family.
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Government policies have widened Canada’s income gap

Government policies have widened Canada’s income gap | geography topics | Scoop.it
Cuts to unemployment benefits and social assistance in 1990s have blunted the country’s best tools to redistribute wealth
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Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
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Sochi 2014: Luge racer Shiva Keshavan set to represent India — just not officially | Toronto Star

Sochi 2014: Luge racer Shiva Keshavan set to represent India — just not officially | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
Due to an IOC dispute, India’s three Winter Olympic athletes are barred from competing under their national flag.
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Stemming the African brain drain

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Last year the Canadian health care system managed to save $400 million. Sounds great, right? Now what if we told […]
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$24B left Canada in 2012. Here’s what happened to it | Toronto Star

$24B left Canada in 2012. Here’s what happened to it | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
People working in Canada send billions to their home countries each year, an ordinary-sounding task that has far-reaching effects. This Star series explores where the money goes and what it means — both to those who receive it and those who give it.
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Banff’s changing labour landscape

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The influx of foreigners offers undeniable benefits to Banff employers who have always battled high staff turnover of a mostly young, transient work force
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Ottawa is downloading migrant health costs on to provinces: Editorial | Toronto Star

Ottawa is downloading migrant health costs on to provinces: Editorial | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
A new study finds that expensive hospital admission is up among children of failed refugee claimants and Ontario is picking up the bill.
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Canada’s immigration system undergoing quiet, ugly revolution | Toronto Star

Canada’s immigration system undergoing quiet, ugly revolution | Toronto Star | geography topics | Scoop.it
Ottawa has quietly made massive changes to our immigration policy as if those changes have nothing to do with the kind of society Canadians want to build for the future.
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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | geography topics | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014
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Catering to Europe's aging population | Europe | DW.DE | 10.04.2014

Catering to Europe's aging population | Europe | DW.DE | 10.04.2014 | geography topics | Scoop.it
An ever-shrinking pool of young people will have to foot the bill for Europe's aging population. A new study suggests there's a lot Europe can do to strengthen its social system, but implementing reforms may not be easy.
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Food production increasing faster than population growth - Opinion - Wanganui Chronicle News

Food production increasing faster than population growth - Opinion - Wanganui Chronicle News | geography topics | Scoop.it
According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the world produces enough to feed 10 billion people - far in excess of the global population of seven billion. - Wanganui Chronicle
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Daw: 4 tips Jim Flaherty is giving his three sons | Toronto Star

Personal finance columnist James Daw caught up with Jim Flaherty at a Whitby garden party and learned what money saving advice he’s giving to his sons.
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Overall Immigration Rates Are Surprisingly Steady

Overall Immigration Rates Are Surprisingly Steady | geography topics | Scoop.it
If you want proof that the modern world is a melting pot, look no further. Streams of migrants moving around the globe have been quantified for the first time and strikingly displayed (see example here) using visualization techniques more associated with genomics. But the figures may surprise many. The overall...
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Bringing new life to Galt’s Main Street

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David Gibson and Craig Beattie are walking down Main Street in Galt talking about the challenges of restoring and renovating old buildings.
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A better quality of life does not have to cost a thing

A better quality of life does not have to cost a thing | geography topics | Scoop.it
Are our living standards beginning to rise yet? It is a contentious political issue, sharpened by last week's report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which suggested that, on all measures, earnings were rising more slowly than prices.
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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
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