Canadian foreign policy doesn’t need review, needs more action and results


SURREY – According to recent media reports and opinions expressed in Canadian medias our foreign policy will be faced with another review and probably major facelift. To some this is totally appropriate approach to one of the most important political elements of our system, probably one of the strongest and best import products to any world country. Others are sure Canadian foreign policy is good just needs minor clarifications with reconsidering steps towards some of the important partners on the international scene. Both sides are pretty sure Canada needs to play bigger role on international scene, to boost it’s influence and continue be one of the worlds strongest importers of positive principles of political system and human rights standards.  Continue reading

South Surrey Debate: Divided on Summits, World Leaders and Spending – United in Transportation vision


SURREY  – Less than a week before final countdown all-candidates debates are the best element in pursuing undecided voters to support their political programs, giving them new chances to improve situation in Surrey, placing it on the path of success and regional importance. Surrey First, Surrey Civic Coalition candidates followed by independent candidates come out at South Surrey Rotary Field House, debate was organized by South Surrey Residents Association, to discuss general issues as taxation, environment and Eco-systems protection, business and investment plans, transportation but also to challenge each other stands on one of the most controversial issues in this year – Surrey Economic Summit/George Bush visit to Surrey in October. Two candidates, each from different candidates group [Mayoral and Councillor], put a great effort to come out and captivate attention of attendees with their statements regarding current situation in Surrey. Two dozens  candidates including incumbents lead by Mayor Dianne Watts and veteran Bob Bose repeated for so many times their devotion to accountability, accessibility and careful running of the City over next term if they got elected on Saturday, November 19th. Continue reading

Honor killings, reasons, and our actions


“Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons, including: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce—even from an abusive husband—or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that “dishonors” her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life”, Human Rigths Watch

SURREY – In some countries or regions honor killings are everyday events almost considered as a “normal” and just added to previous statistical data. Others are not aware of this events up to the moment when one of them strikes close to the home or even your own family. Reasons for this horrible crimes are different, in majority of cases related to religious or just personal reasons, and in total disagreement with common sense or reasoning. Here in Canada we saw several of these crimes in last few years, probably one of them not long ago in the case of Ravinder Kaur Bhangu of Surrey.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)estimates approximately 5000 women and girls are killed by members of their own families every year. If we simplify this number, even if this is only approximation, we’ll face ourselves with cruel fact that 15 women or girls were killed daily. Continue reading

India wants to slow population growth


Population stability is important to India

Population stability is important to India

One of the most populated countries in the world is faces with uncontrolled rise of population in last two decades. Indian authorities are concerned about countries future and abilities to accommodate all state population; according to health ministry if population growth keeps current trends in 2030 India would have bigger population than it has China.

Enlarged population in country like India would produce major problems with affordable and quality living space, food shortages and clean water.

Union Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad calls on Sunday on strict implementation of laws on age of marriage and delayed first child as one of the efforts in population stabilisation.

Mr. Azad stated that population stability is really important quest for state government because India has only 2,5 per cent of world land but shares 17 per cent of world population. Government plans to introduce several ideas how to stabilize population.

“Strict implementation of laws about age of marriage and delayed first child with proper spacing may help in dealing with population problem. Girls shouldn’t get married before they turn 18-years of age, they shouldn’t get a birth to their first child before 20 and time frame between first and second child shouldn’t be shorter than 3 or 4 years”, said Mr. Azad.

As per last census conducted in 2001, India’s population was just over 1 billion.