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Canadian Expat Network NewsApril 17th, 2012


Canada's Two Cents
By Shani R. Friedman - After nearly 140 years (1876 - the first pennies were issued by the Dominion of Canada), Canada is saying goodbye to the coin. In the new budget, in a measure of thriftiness, the government announced that it's eliminating the penny from the coinage system. It costs 1.6 cents to make every penny and about $11 million annually to supply them to the economy.

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Featured Event: All-Canada University Association Annual Event Washington, DC - Join other graduates of Canadian universities for the All-Canada University Association annual event. Held each spring in Washington, DC, this dinner event brings together alumni and their guests for an exceptional evening of insight, conversation and friendship.
'72 Project Ambassador Program - Courtesy of the '72 Project
As an ambassador you can play an important role in collecting stories from baby boomers and older generations about the '72 Summit Series.

Photos from the Great Canadian Shootout in Atlanta - Great job by Atlanta Canadian leader Marty Seed. 


McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ) Announces that Canadian Leading Man Paul Gross Will Star in John Guare World Premier "Are You There, McPhee?" - From Don Bauer
Paul Gross, one of Canada's most acclaimed actors, will lead the cast of Are You There, McPhee? a world premiere by John Guare at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production will run from May 4 through June 3, 2012.


Why Should Every Investor Request An Investment Policy Statement? -
By John McCord, Cardinal Point Wealth Management
Managing the financial affairs of individuals, families and entities involves a great deal of responsibility within the professional advisory community. Thus, clearly defining the "responsibilities" of both clients and their financial advisors is crucial to any ongoing partnership. Working within this spirit, clients should request a document called an Investment Policy Statement or IPS


IMMIGRATION NEWS FLASH - USCIS Issues H-1B Cap Count Update -Courtesy of Murali Bashyam, Bashyam & Spiro
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a 'cap count' for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B. These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012


Take responsibility for your thoughts and actions! - By Helena Nyman
"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts!"


Cravin' Raisins? - By Rita DeMontis, Toronto Sun
It's cool, it's warm, the wind's whipping up, the sun's beating down and there could be rain on the horizon. And, dare I say it, perhaps a few last-minute snowflakes.  


Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research - Courtesy of UBC  -  University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression.


Carleton Students Unveil Hybrid Race Car - From Carleton University
Mechanical and aerospace engineering students at Carleton have built a hybrid race car that will perform against international universities in a competition in the U.S. this spring. The Formula Hybrid International Competition will take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway from April 30 to May 3, 2012



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