Canada Has A ‘responsibility’ To Urge Israel To Stop ‘provocative’ Actions, Palestinian Foreign Minister Says

Mya Williamson is Atlantic Canada’s First Scotiabank’s Game Changer


al-Maliki admitted he had mixed feelings about making his first trip to Ottawa given the Conservative governments strong opposition to the Palestinians bid for non-member state status at the UN this past November. Canada was one of only a handful of countries to vote against the resolution and lobbied other countries to vote against it as well. There was also concern about Mr. Bairds meeting with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in April in East Jerusalem, which Canada and much of the rest of the world considers occupied territory belonging to the Palestinians. Visiting East Jerusalem and visiting the office of Tzipi Livni there, even if it was for a coffee, it was really violating international law, Mr. al-Maliki said. But the Palestinian minister said he was pleasantly surprised by the reception he received from the Conservative government during his trip. And either I want to stay hostage to actions that have happened and keep the Canadian-Palestinian relationship hostage to such events, he said, or liberate that relationship from what happened and to see if there is any possibility for engagement. Related Youll face consequences from Canada if you take Israel to International Criminal Court: Baird to Palestinians I believe that the Canadian government, that the foreign minister himself, felt that there are common issues with Palestine and there is space that can be developed with Palestine, Mr. al-Maliki added. This week, Mr. Baird announced $5-million to help with economic development in the West Bank, which is on top of $25-million pledged earlier this year. Mr.

As well, this past spring, along with her family, she participated in the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada Spring Sprint in Fredericton, NB , raising $3100 for brain tumor research. “I was crying a little when I found out [about the win], then I was really happy. The hospital helped me a lot and I wanted to help them,” says Mya Williamson , a big football fan who will be attending her first game at Touchdown Atlantic. In the five weeks leading up to NAPA Touchdown Atlantic, Scotiabank Game Changers were nominated by their peers in the community. The public voted for their favourite Game Changer online. Mya Williamson was selected as the Scotiabank Atlantic Game Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel. In addition to $10,000 for IWK Health Centre Foundation and on field recognition at the Touchdown Atlantic CFL game, Mya Williamson won a VIP NAPA Touchdown Atlantic Game experience for four. During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank will recognize 24 Scotiabank Game Changers across sponsored markets and provide each of them with a $1,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice. Starting September 23 , fans in Edmonton , Saskatchewan and Hamilton will have the chance to vote for their favourite Scotiabank Game Changer finalist. Based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel, three regional winners will each receive $25,000 for their designated charity and other great prizes. For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to , on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers. About Scotiabank: Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at . SOURCE Scotiabank Image with caption: “Eight year old Mya Williamson was named the Scotiabank Game Changer on-field at the CFL’s NAPA Touchdown Atlantic game in Moncton where she was awarded a $10,000 donation to IWK Health Centre Foundation in Halifax. Presenting is Scotiabank Vice President of East New Brunswick and PEI District Martin MacCool.