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We are Valley Links Community Interest Company (CIC), a ‘not for profit’ social enterprise set up to help our local community. Our main goal is to create a more sustainable, regenerative and inclusive Team Valley, to benefit not only the Valley itself but also the surrounding communities. 394 more words


Immigration Manuals - Are Sponsored Spouses Really "Safe" in Canada?

Topic: Immigration Law

Many immigration laws and policies are found in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. However, much of the interpretation of these sections involves consideration of Operational Bulletins (OB) and manuals that are issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) office. 762 more words

A Vote Against Xenophobia?

By Steve Saideman

I usually write on Canada’s international relations, but as a former resident of Quebec and as a scholar who has written on xenophobia, I have a few thoughts on the outcome of Quebec’s latest election. 651 more words

Faculty Posts

Simplicity vs Complexity

“Complexity and simplicity” is a paradox in product development. Some customers would demand more features, details, and intricate innovations for the next development of a certain product. 617 more words


For School Year 2014 - 2015

For incoming Grade 7 students, we offer DepEd ESC Government subsidy worth 6,500Php. Ask about this special discount from our helpful teachers and office staff on your visit. 12 more words


Jiang Zemin's Grandson's Private Equity Company in China

The 28-year-old wears black-framed glasses perched on cheeks still round with youth. A discerning eye might notice the resemblance to his grandfather: former Chinese president and Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin. 2,353 more words

Security Force Assistance and its Relation to other 'S' Words

I know it has been a while for this blog to see some sunshine, but since I have some time on my hands I thought I would poke the embers and keep the light burning.  700 more words