Today’s Headlines – Sep 14,2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that a re-elected Conservative government will further lower the small business tax from 11% to 9% over the next four years.
Good news for the Conservative club as the federal government has posted a $1.9 billion surplus for the year 2014-1015 after several deficits and so has balanced the books a year ahead of schedule.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair has vowed to offer funding on long-term basis to deliver quality healthcare facilities. Nearly $500 million has been earmarked to facilitate healthcare facilities that will benefit hundreds of people. The new initiative will include opening up new clinics and hiring more doctors.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has also promised that a Liberal government will increase CPP for seniors and support low income seniors.
The latest Nanos Research poll once again shows NDP moving ahead with 31% support. Tied on number two are the Liberals and the Conservatives who have the support of 30% voters each.
PC leader Patrick Brown will be sworn in as a member of Ontario legislature. He won the PC leadership race in May and then a by-election from Simcoe North on September 3.
The Ontario Elementary Teachers’ Federation will hold a news conference today and update media on the ongoing talks.
Strike of Container Trucking Association continues.
The EU-government heads are meeting in Brussels to redress the refugee crisis by placing new rules, discuss refugee quotas, increase funding, and creating more camps in Italy and Greece to stop illegal migrants from entering into Europe.
In a new leadership crisis in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott lost in leadership ballot and senior minister Malcolm Turnbull is all set to become the country’s 29th prime minister.
BJP President Amit Shah has announced that NDA has finalized seat sharing during Bihar elections with Pawan’s LJP to get 40 seats, Upendra’s RLSP given 23 seats and 20 to Manjhi’s HAM.
AAP troubles seem to be multiplying as a court has issues non-baliable warrants for Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti on the charges of domestic violence. The judge refused Bharti’s bail request saying he is powerful and so no one will come forward to testify against him.
Congress has announced that Capt Amarinder Singh will be the face of party in Punjab. Meanwhile the fate of Partab Singh Bajwa will be decided later as his role might change.
AAP leadership is extremely happy with the high turnover of a rally in Bathinda that was attended by MP Bhagwant Mann, Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Balwinder Kaur saying a large number of people, especially females is joining their files as volunteers.
Suspended AAP leader Amandeep Kaur is protesting outside the house of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to take action against those party members who molested her.
In sports Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lifted the US Open women’s doubles title while in the US Open mixed doubles Hingis won with Leander Paes.