Canada Current Affairs, GK & News

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The concept of mandatory minimum sentences is common in American and Canadian legal systems. Recently, the Canadian Apex court announced that it is to stop pronouncing mandatory minimum sentences. Mandatory minimum sentences are judgments that do not leave discretion to the court. Meaning the punishment cannot be reduced in the future. What are Mandatory Minimum ..

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“Portrait of Immigration to Canada” report

The report titled “Portrait of Immigration to Canada” was released recently by Statistics Canada. Key findings The Statistics Canada recently released the 2021 census, which includes the latest statistical portrait of immigration and ethno-cultural diversity in the country. This is the largest update of Canada’s immigrant population since the release of Census 2016 in October ..

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Canada Carbon Emissions Market

Government of Canada has launched “Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System”, in a bid to reduce carbon pollution. Reducing greenhouse gases from waste, which is responsible for 7 percent of greenhouse gases in Canada, is a key component for achieving Canada’s emissions reduction targets. Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System ..

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Canada’s Historic Tribal Land Claim Settlement

On June 2, 2022, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau signed a USD1 billion deal, to settle a century-old land claim of Blackfoot tribe. Key Points Government took around half of the reserve lands of tribes in Alberta province in 1910, in order to use it for resources development as well as to sell to settlers. Land was ..

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India-Canada CEPA Negotiations

India and Canada agreed to re-launch Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Negotiations. India- Canada ministerial dialogue The decision regarding the re-launch of CEPA negotiations was announced following the fifth India- Canada ministerial dialogue on trade and investment, held on 11th The ministerial dialogue was co-chaired by Piyush Goal (India’s Minister of Commerce) and Mary Ng ..

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Canada’s digital services tax

Canada has decided to impose a digital services tax on large companies that sell various services in Canada. About the tax Under the new rules of the Canadian government, a 3% digital services tax will be imposed on the companies with total annual revenue of at least $850 million and profits of $16 million or ..

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