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VOL: 20  NO: 3   § JANUARY 18,  2019                                 #CANINDIANEWS

        Ontario slashes fees                                                                               Women who entered

                                                                                                           Sabarimala temple
        but ends free tuition                                                                              move SC for protection

                                                                                 Tuition  for  specialized
        CI NEWS SERVICE                                                          programs especially those
                                                                                 involving training on special
                                                                                 equipment require college
        TORONTO                                                                  investment in purchases as
                                                                                 well as in facilities and
        Ontario      announced                                                   ongoing maintenance. These
        Thursday that it is cutting                                              expenses are often factored
        tuition fees for college and                                             into tuition fees. Other
        university students by 10 per                                            programs,    such    as
        cent. However, the PC                                                    photography or fine arts
        government is eliminating                                                programs, may also require
        free tuition for students from  Students have been protesting high tuition costs for years  students  to  buy  extra  Bindu and Kanakadurga fear for their lives
        low-income families as the                                               equipment or supplies.
        current grants program has  science  undergraduate  $5,000               In the larger scheme of   NEW DELHI              threat  against  them
        become unsustainable. The  student would save about  On an average a student can  things, a 10 per cent cut may           would turn into a reality.
        current   tuition   fee  $660 and the average college  expect to cough up an  not seem like a lot of money,  Chief Justice of India  The petition said women
        framework with capped    student would save $340.  additional $800 in ancillary  but it is still a considerable  Ranjan Gogoi has agreed  of every age should be
        increases for most programs                      fees such as student activity  sum as the cost of education  to urgently hear this  allowed to enter the
        at three per cent, expires at  Currently  this  is  the  fees, athletic fees, health  worldwide is upward bound.  week a plea by the two  temple without "any let
        the end of this academic year.  estimated average cost of  insurance, etc. Add books  Core operating grants to  women who managed to  or hindrance, without
        Under a new framework,   tuition for one academic year  and supplies and that is  post-secondary institutions  enter the Sabarimala  danger to life ans liberty
        most of the grants will go to  in an Ontario post-secondary  approximately $1,300. If a  are contingent on their  temple in the thick of  and to ensure security
        students with a family   program:                student is living away from  compliance  with  the  violent  protests,  for  and safe passage, police
        income of less than $50,000.  • Diploma Programs -  home on campus or in  framework.               protection of their lives.  security  to  women
        Tuition will decrease by 10  $2,400              private housing, then costs  International student tuition  Senior advocate Indira  wishing  to  enter
        per cent for the 2019-2020  •  Graduate  Certificate  are a lot higher due to rent,  fees aren't regulated and are  Jaising,  representing  Sabarimala temple in
        year, then be frozen for the  Programs - $3,600  utilities and transportation  not included in the cut. In a  Bindu and Kanakadurga  future".
        following year.          •   Bachelor’s  Degree  and not to mention the cost  way they are helping to offset  of Kerala, said the  It  said  the  temple
        In terms of savings, the  Programs - $6,100      of groceries or prepared  the  cost  of  educating  women   should   be  authorities should
        average university arts and  • Collaborative Programs -  meals.          Canadian citizens.        provided safer haven at a  "not conduct the  A.12
                                                                                                           secret address so that no  rite     of

        Regional governments review                                              Travel advisory updated for

        puts Ontario mayors on edge                                              Canadians visiting China

                                                                                 OTTAWA                   arbitrary enforcement of local  Minister Justin Trudeau
        TORONTO                                                                                           laws,” the country’s death  expressed concern about
                                                                                 Following escalating tensions  penalty, as well as penalties for  China “acting arbitrarily” by
        The announcement of a plan                                               with China, Canada has   drug-related offences.  applying the death penalty to
        to have a comprehensive                                                  updated its travel advice for  Meantime the family of a  Schellenberg.
        review of Ontario’s regional                                             citizens visiting China.  Canadian man sentenced to  A Chinese court announced
        governments  has  jolted                                                 Global Affairs says on its  death in China says they are  Monday that it had given
        mayors who fear the impact of                                            website that Canadians are  working with their MP, Ed  Schellenberg  the  death
        changes   and   possible                                                 still advised to “exercise a high  Fast,  to  ensure  the  penalty after reconsidering his
        amalgamations.                                                           degree of caution” when  government makes every  case.
        The review includes all eight  bracing for changes on the horizon        visiting China — which is  effort to secure fair treatment  Schellenberg was sentenced to
        regional municipalities —                                                unchanged.               for    Robert    Lloyd  15 years in prison in 2016 on
        Halton,  York,  Durham,  This system was put in place  city out of Peel to let it chart its  But it now explains the  Schellenberg.  charges of being an accessory
        Waterloo, Niagara, Peel,  in 1970 and obviously lots has  own course is hoping that the  warning is “due to the risk of  Earlier  Monday,  Prime  to drug smuggling.
        Muskoka District, Oxford  changed since then. In  review will make that a reality.
        County, and the County of  Ontario,    upper-tier  Crombie  reiterated  that
        Simcoe — and their lower-tier  municipalities or regions  Mississauga, Brampton and
        municipalities. In all,  82  typically oversee services such  Caledon which comprise the  WSO launches Sikh Mentorship Program
        municipalities  will  be  as policing and garbage  Peel Region are each at
        examined, and the province  pickup,  while  lower-tier  different growth stages, with  TORONTO    TakingITGlobal.         Singh said: “Creating a
        hasn't ruled out the possibility  municipalities handle local  different  priorities.             The mentor-mentee matching  program that will establish
        that  some   could  be   bylaws. Mayors from around  Mississauga could as a result  The World Sikh Organization  initiative  will  begin  in  networks and relationships
        amalgamated in the future.  the GTHA were meeting with  save up to $30 million.  of Canada announced the  February  with applications  between  the  younger
        The PCs say the review will  Toronto Mayor John Tory on  Meanwhile Brampton Mayor  launch of the Sikh Mentorship  now open for both groups.  generation and successful Sikh
        focus  on  three  areas:  Tuesday afternoon as details  Patrick Brown wisely steered  Program (SMP) designed to  Many mentors are already  professionals is a need that the
        governance, decision-making  about  the  review  first  clear  of  commenting  connect Sikh professionals  registered and hail from  community has expressed to
        and service delivery.    emerged.                negatively  about   the  with Sikh students (16+)  diverse industries ranging  us for some time and we are
        Under former PC premier  During a news conference  impending changes saying  seeking  guidance  and  from large financial institution  thankful for the support
        Mike   Harris,  Ontario  following the meeting, several  instead  that  a  review  direction academically or  executives to local health care  provided by the Government
        amalgamated a series of local  mayors said they would  conducted in good faith could  professionally.  Alongside  providers.  of Canada that has now
        governments ranging from  support the review as long as  be a useful cost-saving tool.  mentor-mentee matching, the  In its initial stages, mentor  helped make this a reality. We
        Kawartha Lakes to Toronto in  their communities are made  "I wouldn't assume any  program will also include  matching will be limited to  look forward to expanding the
        a similar bid to improve  part of the process.   inappropriate motivations for  workshops,  panels  and  British Columbia with an  Sikh Mentorship Program
        efficiency. The effectiveness of  Mississauga Mayor Bonnie  the change," Brown said.  networking events. It is  expansion to other Canadian  mentor matching initiative
        that  strategy  has  been  Crombie who has been  Results of the review are  sponsored in part by the  regions in the near future.  into other provinces across
        questioned in the years since.  pushing the idea of getting her  expected in early summer.   Government of Canada and  WSO President Mukhbir  Canada shortly.”
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