18 Nov

Scheer Named Conservative House Leader


Andrew Scheer, the former House of Commons speaker, was just named by interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose as the Opposition House leader. The party is looking to regain ground after losing in the last election.

Scheer is set to take over his new duties on December 3. It will be the first time the House has met since the vote which took place on October 19. Scheer will be tasked with directing the Opposition Party’s day-to-day affairs in the House of Commons, as well as negotiating with the other parties concerning debates and bills.

Scheer expressed what an honor it was to take on the new role, stating that he is accustomed to cooperating with Parliament members from all parties. He also expressed his commitment to healthy debate in the House of Commons and doing the right thing for the country.

American 2016 Election Update:

In other conservative political news, things are heating up in the race for the American presidency, as candidates are vying for position and landing key endorsements. Marco Rubio, a conservative senator from the state of Florida, has just received the financial backing and support of conservative Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot. VanderSloot is the billionaire founder and CEO of Melaleuca, a consumer products company that does business in 19 countries, including Canada.

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16 Nov

Who will win the American presidency?

It is too early to predict who would win the American presidency. If you were to go by the media reports, it may seem to be a fight between Clinton and Trump. That is not the case. Donald Trump is as unlikely to be the eventual presidential candidate for the Republicans as likely Hillary Clinton is to be the presidential candidate for the Democrats. Many experts see Hillary Clinton as the next president, partly because their belief that the democrats will get another four years in the White House and partly because many feel that it is time for the first woman president in the oldest democracy of the world.

Hillary Clinton has her pros and cons. While her pros are not being helped with her emails fiasco and other slips and misses here and there, her cons are certainly being balanced out by a fractured Republican party. There are just so many people trying to get a seat at the high table that the primaries would be one big mess. Republicans simply don’t know what to do with so many contenders. That there are differences in opinions and contrasting views on policies have already been made obvious. The relatively high and low profile clashes within the party will perhaps leave the voters disillusioned. That is not the case with the democrats.

In all likelihood, Hillary Clinton would get a shot at the presidency, something she had tried more than once and had safely found a place in the cabinet with Barack Obama. If the latter scripted history by being the first African American president then Clinton is poised to make history as the first woman president. Bear in mind that a majority of the voters in the United States are women.

Clinton has more administrative experience than most people in the reckoning. Even some of the senators who have been in office for two and three terms do not have the kind of exposure that Clinton has. Hillary Clinton has been in multiple roles, from being the First Lady to a senator and multiple positions in the cabinet. She is perhaps the most fitting candidate if it was a job solely based on exposure and having done what one needs to do.

Should Clinton falter, the entire fight might and will go down to the wire. Otherwise, the republicans or the fellow democrats don’t seem to be doing anything that will sway the whole nation to support their quest for the White House.

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16 Nov

How to use ballot boxes for an election!

Ballot boxes have been used for voting across the world and are still used in certain countries. But most countries have switched to electronic voting. Ballot boxes are still used for an election at companies, associations and communities among others. Also known as secret ballot, a ballot box is a temporarily sealed box which has a tiny opening at the top, more like a slot that allows people to insert the ballot papers. The ballot papers are tiny pieces of paper where a voter records the vote and slides it in the ballot box. After all votes have been registered, the ballot box is opened and the votes are counted.
Ballot boxes have existed before democracy became the preferred form of government across the world. Ballot boxes have been used in ancient and medieval times to record votes of nobles, lords, senators and ministers. Usually, black ballot boxes are used to keep the votes a secret. A transparent ballot box may make it obvious who someone is voting for. But, in many cases ballot boxes were found to have been pre-loaded with fraudulent votes. This had many people recommending the use of white or transparent ballot boxes, just to ensure that there are no ballot papers inside the box already. The need for transparent ballot boxes often compelled the election organizers to use a piece of opaque cloth that would be wrapped around the box after it had been proved that the boxes are empty. After receiving the votes, the piece of cloth would be removed, the seal would be opened and the ballot papers would be brought out to calculate the votes.
Black ballot boxes are a rather simple and utilitarian way to conduct an election but it had been heavily criticized for many reasons. Most of those reasons were man made. People with nefarious intentions would compromise the security of the ballot boxes. There are innumerable cases of tampering with ballot boxes and destroying votes. Fraudulent votes and false or duplicate votes have also been common in the history of ballot boxes.
Today, ballot boxes are often used in conjunction with electronic systems. The voters register themselves at the polling booths or stations and then go onto use a ballot paper to register their vote in a ballot box. This records the footfall of a voter and the subsequent vote, thus doing away with a substantial chance of fraud.

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16 Nov

A Quaint Assessment of American Teeth Vs Canadian Teeth

Is there any major difference between American teeth and Canadian teeth? There is but there shouldn’t be any such substantial difference considering the same ancestry. Present day Americans and Canadians have hailed from Europe, primarily Britain and France with Spain and Italy following the trends and there is a staggering populace of African origin. Asians too form a substantial part of the American and Canadian populaces. Theoretically or biologically, people of a particular ethnicity or ancestry would have a certain type of teeth. African Americans have considerably different teeth compared to Indo Canadians. Likewise, the Canadians of French origin have different teeth than Americans of Spanish origin. Whether it is Caucasians or Blacks or Hispanics or Asians, teeth vary across ethnicities and not nationalities, certainly not between nations like America and Canada, both of whom are melting pots of people from all across the world.
The principal difference or the key factor of American teeth vs. Canadian teeth is the manner in which Americans and Canadians maintain their teeth. Right from childhood, Americans are trained and programmed to believe that straight, perfectly aligned and crystal white teeth are the least what a person must possess. Canadians are more likely to take the British route of assessing the quality of their teeth. They don’t mind crooked or slightly weird shaped teeth. They don’t mind their teeth being slightly off colored or off white. This distinction has to do with what is perceived to be good looking or desirable. Americans have set a very high standard for themselves and the definition of beauty does vary across the border.

When kids are taken to an Irvine dentist at a tender age, they are consistently told about desirable teeth and thus every average American grows believing in the possibility of being frowned upon or disliked if they don’t have perfect teeth. As a result, people take to bleaching products which are supposed to get rid of all stains from the teeth. This apparently gets Americans the spotless glowing white teeth. At times, such teeth look cosmetic or plastic but that is still held as beautiful and enticing.
Canadians don’t have such pre-notions or cravings. They like their teeth having character and being unique. They want their natural teeth to be just the way they are and not apparently manufactured or cosmetically treated for whatever reason.

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03 Nov

Financial Aid for Abortion Options.

Laws across the United States related to access to abortion have become more strict in recent times that require considerable financial assistance and help. This may be why many women are considering abortion alternatives these days.


In most of the state legislation has made access to abortion for women so stringent, that before actually getting an abortion, a woman in most of the cases has to travel long distance. Most locations can be several miles for medical checkup and other legalities and formalities. This potentially signifies time off from work and home implying a decrease in income and a disrupted work life balance. Moreover, undergoing the process of accessing abortion itself is very expensive and often requires considerable financial assistance. There are several federal, non-federal and private organizations who do offer financial aid if you are seriously weighing abortion options.


If the financial aid is not enough for you, abortion alternatives may be found online. This includes giving up your child up for adoption or opting for foster care. In most cases, this implies that a woman should go through the entire phase of pregnancy and childbirth. For some, this can be quite gruesome and overwhelming if a woman is not prepared for pregnancy.

Abortion alternatives offer great options for those who are uncertain what they would like to do when it comes to their unplanned pregnancy. There are two prominent organizations that help women to go through the whole abortion procedure and also assists them with financial aid. These two organizations are:

  • Planned Parenthood – Center for choice and
  • National Abortion Federation or NAF.

Though there are also several other organizations, these two are the most popular among others. These two organizations are all across the United States. Their services are abortion-specific, and NAF services include:

  • Case management consultation and referral for abortion cases
  • Assisting with funding required for abortion and also referral services for funding management and sources
  • Referrals to reputed and experienced abortion provider in the designated area of the subject.


So, if you are seriously considering abortion, then contact these organizations. You can get general information from their website about the financial aid available for abortion alternatives.

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22 Oct

Justin Trudeau Must Be Entrepreneur Friendly

There’s a reason why “Dragon’s Den” is one of the most popular television shows in the country. Canadians loves a good entrepreneur story.

A recent CBC article asks whether incoming Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau will be friendly to entrepreneurs. It’s an important question, because the decisions he will make during his time in office will have a huge impact on business and the economy for decades to come.

During the election cycle, Trudeau was maligned by many for promising to run a deficit. While this may appear to be unwise, entrepreneurs understand how short-term losses lead to long-term gains.

In order to ensure long-term growth of the Canadian economy, Trudeau and the Liberal Party must invest in technology and innovation. They also have to boost funding for skilled jobs training. The legalization of marijuana is something Trudeau has pledged to see through as well. Canadian cannabis entrepreneurs would love to see Canada become a world leader in the production and sale of marijuana.

Many see Canada as being on the brink of big change for the better. If Trudeau acts more like an entrepreneur and less like a politician, the Canadian economy may become the most vibrant and prosperous in its history.

One need only look to our neighbors to the south for examples of entrepreneurship—and how doing business across the border can be beneficial. There are several entrepreneurs in the U.S. that have had success both in their country and by doing business in the U.S. For example, Frank VanderSloot, an executive board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, owns a $1 billion American company that has successfully been doing business in Canada for over 20 years.

Because Canada has one of the top educational systems in the free world, it should be the best place on earth for entrepreneurs to thrive. Trudeau’s plans to fund startups is a great idea and one that will encourage highly educated Canadians who possess the entrepreneurial spirit.

Let’s hope Trudeau follows through on his plans and promises.


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16 Oct

4 Types of adoptions

4 Types of adoptions

There are many different alternatives to abortion that a pregnant mother could consider.

Here’s some brief information about adoption which is one of the abortion alternatives.


Types of adoption


Independent Adoptions ­


With this type of adoption, there is no agency involved. An intermediary like an attorney

will work with both you and the adoptive parents. The attorney will be able to handle all the

paperwork. Most states allow independent adoptions but first check with your state to make sure there are no additional requirements first.


Agency Adoptions


These agency are licensed and can be public or private. They are regulated by the state

to ensure that the interest of the child is the number one priority. With an agency, you will understand the advantages or alternatives to abortion. Most agencies provide counseling to both the birth and adoptive parents. Once the child is a bit older, counseling is available to them as well. The counseling that is available allows the mother to understand her rights and the abortion alternatives. It is said that once the mother receives counseling she is less likely to changer her mind after giving birth. There are over 3,000 adoption agencies in the United States. This is a combination of both private and public.


Identified Adoption


This is when adopting parents find a birth mother and then work together with an adoption agency. The adoption agency would handle the paperwork and assist with getting things legal. This is a quicker way for the adoptive parents to find a baby to adopt as some agency do not have many newborns available.


Relative Adoptions


In a relative adoption, a member of the child’s family adopts the child. This also known as kinship adoption. In some respect, the adoptive parents can be a grandparent or even an aunt of the biological mother or father.


When considering adoption, it is important not to rush your decision. There are many types of adoption that can suit you. Reach out to an adoption agency in order to get pre-counseling and to get better understanding of adoption or other abortion alternatives work.

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14 Oct

Pregnancy Assistance for First Time Moms

In the event that you are looking for fast baby placement or need pregnancy assistance, there are many options available to you. One of the most popular options is adoption.


Pregnancy Assistance


An unplanned pregnancy can not only be scary but can be stressful. Sometimes a fast baby placement can be the better choice. Deciding if adoption is right for you, depends on many factors.


To help you decide, you may want to consider cost and what type of adoption. Many adoption agencies recommend creating an adoption plan. This plan will help you sort out the process when it comes to negotiating with the adoptive parents. The terms will discuss if the adoption will be open and what will be communicated as they welcome the baby into their home.


While you seek fast baby placement, you can find an adoptive family through an agency or a network. You can talk to your attorney or physician. They will be able to help start the search to finding a family to adopt the newborn. Once you find a few prospective adoptive parents, you will want to know as much information about them. If you are going the independent route, you will want their family history and possibly know more about their life. This will give you time to know more about the families and build a rapport.


In most cases, the adoption process can be finished up before you give birth. If you work with an adoption agency, the agency will handle most of the paperwork for you. Depending on the type of agency you work with, you will be to find the right adoptive parents. The options vary based on how much communication you wish to have in the child’s life. The adoption can also be done privately. If you have a closed or private adoption, you do not have to reveal your identity at all. You can request all information about the adoptive parents without having to exchange personal information about yourself.


You can get pregnancy assistance from a non-profit organization or an agency. In most cases, this assistance is complimentary to you.

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01 Oct

B.C. Researchers: Exposing Babies to Microbes a Good Thing


Scientists say letting her play with the dog and crawl on the floor may help protect your baby from asthma. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

When we welcome a new baby into the world, we’re ever so careful to keep it safe and healthy. However, a recent CBC News story suggests that being exposed to certain bacteria may actually be in our infants’ best interests.

A group of Canadian scientists found that when babies are exposed to four gut bacteria types before they are 3  months old—during a crucial period when their immune systems are taking shape—they gain asthma protection. The group from B.C. Children’s Hospital says that when it comes to hospital visits, asthma is the No. 1 reason.

There’s a belief that doing everything we can to keep our homes and children dirt-free and germ-free could be doing as much damage as good. It’s known as the “hygiene hypothesis.” In our crusade to sterilize everything around us and protect ourselves from infectious diseases and germs, we also kill the good stuff—bacteria that actually benefit us.

The researchers found a correlation between babies’ healthy immune systems—which fight the wheezing of asthma—and the levels of healthy bacteria in their systems.

One scientist cautioned that people shouldn’t go seeking out diseases and germs, but that it’s quite alright for babies to crawl on the floor, put things in their mouths, lick things, be around pets, etc. Doing so apparently colonizes bacteria in their immune system that are designed to fight off the real nasty stuff.

There are studies that have been done in Europe that show children who grow up around farm animals and are exposed to the types of bacteria common in a farming environment gain asthma protection.

While there are some environmental triggers that can trigger asthma, such as dust particles, other studies have shown that the chemicals we use to clean our homes may be contributing to the problem as well. Some companies, including Melaleuca, manufacture safe products that help people avoid asthma. Melaleuca products, for example, are environmentally friendly and contain no harmful chemicals like chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, or ammonia.

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23 Sep

Trouble with New Passport Processing Program

According to the latest reports, the new system by which Canadian passports are processed is highly susceptible to tampering and fraud. The flaws in the system may be due to the fact that the new passport program was hurried into place this past May, even though top brass pointed out red flags that could result in serious threats to security.

One of the fears, according to internal reports is that this new system could make it easier for passports to wind up in the wrong hands, leading to an increase in passport forgery and fraudulent behavior.

Ever since the new procedure was implemented, those in charge have been frantically working to correct the problem, which includes scores of security gaps and glitches. When the problem was not resolved within a few weeks, some officials recommended shutting down the production of passports until things were completely fixed.

However, that advice was not heeded, and the passports are still being made under the security-lax system. For example, it was found that government employees could take an approved passport and change the photo. Also, the information that appears on the passport may not match what is in the official government database.

Rob Nicholson, the current Foreign Affairs Minister, expressed his confidence in the system, saying that it has been and will continue to be tops in the world. He said that any issues that arise are quickly tended to and fixed.

However, one security expert says that’s not enough. Ex-CSIS analyst David Charland says that in the current world atmosphere of vamped-up security, the reports out of Citizenship and Immigration Canada are indeed worrisome. The glitches and gaps that are happening right now could make it easier for suspect individuals to freely enter and leave Canada, Charland says. He also fears that it will cause a great deal of inconvenience for law-abiding travelers to and from Canada who do not realize there are mistakes on their new passports.

What’s more, a Canada passport is the way Canadians obtain other important documents, including license to drive. Under the current system and its problems, applying for such a document could become a real headache.

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