Canada may not be quite as wealthy as you think
Study shows resources that feed Canada’s income either rising slowly or declining
The resources that make Canada wealthy aren’t increasing at the same pace as economic activity, potentially leaving future generations worse off, a new report on the country’s wealth has found.
Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a metric that captures the total economic input and output of a country, BERLIN—A nurse serving a life sentence for two murders went on trial Tuesday on charges that he killed a further 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany.
The murder charges against Niels Hoegel, 41, stem from his time at a hospital in the northwestern city of Oldenburg between 1999 and
2002 and at another hospital in nearby Delmenhorst from
2003 to 2005.
Hoegel was convicted in
2015 of two murders and two attempted murders. During that trial, he said he intentionally brought about cardiac crises in some 90 patients BEIT SHEMESH, ISRAEL—THE massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh elicited responses in Israel that echoed the reactions to anti-semitic killings in Paris, Toulouse and Brussels: expressions of sympathy, reminders that hatred of Jews is as rampant as ever, reaffirmations of the need for a strong Israel.
But Saturday’s massacre also brought to the surface painful political and theological disagreements tearing at has been rising steadily since 1980. It’s the metric politicians most often cite as an indicator of economic health, but more and more leaders and researchers are saying that countries need to find something better.
“It doesn’t distinguish between activity that is beneficial or destructive to us as humans,” said Sonia Furstenau, Green party MLA for Cowichan Valley and an advocate for more comprehensive economic measurements.
“The economy should be serving people,” Furstenau said. “It should operate in service to humans and ideally to future generations as well.” Former nurse Niels Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders in Germany. In that trial, he claimed to have killed many more patients.
in Delmenhorst because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. He later told investigators that he also killed patients in Oldenburg. Men at the funeral for Tree of Life Congregation shooting victims.
the fabric of Israeli society and driving a wedge between Israelis and U.S. Jews.
The attacker’s anti-refugee, anti-muslim fulminations on social media prompted some on the Israeli left — like many American Jewish liberals — to draw angry comparisons
What’s missing, according to Robert Smith of the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), is a “comprehensive” measurement of wealth. The concept doesn’t just apply to cash.
In a new report released Tuesday, Smith and a team of researchers from the think tank analyze how Canada fares on a number of factors that contribute to the longterm production of value, including the state of the country’s natural resources and the types of skills its people have.
“I like to think of wealth as sort of money in the bank and income is what you earn off of
Authorities subsequently investigated hundreds of deaths, exhuming bodies of former patients. to views espoused by the increasingly nationalistic leaders who now hold sway in their governments. The result has been a striking and lightning-fast politicization of the sort of tragedy that until now had only galvanized Jews across the world — not set them at one another’s throats.
Here in Israel, the animosity between left and right has reached new levels of enmity. Ultra-orthodox parties that play a kingmaker’s role in the right-wing government are pressing to increase their influence and that of Jewish law on daily life. Jews from liberal U.S. denominations feel increasingly alienated from Israel’s state-run religious life. money in the bank,” Smith said. “And so people can be often one step away from hard times if they lose their income unless they have lots of wealth.”
The same thinking applies to countries, Smith said, which need to safeguard and add to the resources that provide long-term sources of well-being.
The IISD report looked at a number of factors, including what it calls produced capital, natural capital, financial capital and human capital. The institute found that most categories saw either a marginal increase or a decline and concludes that the country’s development bloody reign in the Boston underworld was aided by crooked FBI agents in the 1980s, and who later went on the lam for 16 years, living incognito by the California seashore, was found dead Oct. 30 while completing the first of his two life sentences. He was 89.
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed Tuesday that Bulger was found unresponsive at a penitentiary in Bruceton Mills, W.VA., but provided no further details. ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his chief prosecutor has asked his Saudi counterpart to reveal who ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
The killing has sparked a global firestorm, straining Ankara’s already fraught relationship with Riyadh and pressing the U.S. Trump administration to defend its most prized Middle Eastern ally, whose leadership is suspected has been “unsustainable” since 2008.
“All the attention gets focused on short-term measures” like GDP, Smith said. “And that tends to put too much emphasis on what is already the natural inclination of politicians to not look too far into the future.”
The category that saw the steepest decrease between 1980 and 2015 was natural capital, the IISD report found, due to the depletion of resources like lumber, fossil fuels and minerals.
“When you think about Canada and its history, a lot of well-being has relied on extracting that natural capital,” A lengthy report by 11 Indigenous communities in and around Fort Mcmurray says it’s clear there were no plans for emergency procedures for First Nations regarding the 2016 wildfire.
It was funded by the Red Cross and is the result of two years of surveys, meetings and focus groups.
“You had this breakdown in understanding,” said report author Tim Clark. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish prosecutor repeated to his Saudi counterpart Turkey’s extradition request of 18 suspects.
of sending a 15-man hit squad to carry out the killing.
“Our prosecutor asked who sent the group that came here and said that this needed to be looked at,” Erdogan told reporters as he left Ankara’s WWW.THESTAR.COM Smith said. But the value of the country’s available resources declined by 17 per cent between 1980 and 2015, the report suggests, and climate change presents a growing threat.
The value of Canada’s financial capital (think stocks, bonds and bank deposits) and produced capital (buildings, machinery and other physical infrastructure) both rose over the same period, but Smith said there’s cause for concern. A quarter of the country’s produced capital wealth is in only two sectors: housing and oil-and-gas.
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Beijing—marijuanamaybelegal now in Canada but at least three Asian governments are warning their citizens to avoid it, including the spectre of possible arrest for Japanese and South Koreans.
China’s Toronto consulate issued a statement reminding Chinese — students in particular — “to avoid contact with and use of marijuana for the sake of ensuring your own physical and mental health.”
China warns its citizens against using marijuana in Canada
“We cannot leave this issue unsolved,” he said. “We need to solve it now.”
Turkish officials say Khashoggi was detained, tortured and dismembered.