Trudeau Government Suddenly Gets Tougher On Immigration And Asylum Seekers, 10 Dirty Hotel Secrets You Should Know, Europe’s Magnificent Libraries In Pictures, Polar Wildlife Faces Extinction By 2100, Love The Sea, Love Vancouver – A Guide Of What You Can Do


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Good morning :
—Go Winnipeg Go – the Jets are in the NHL playoffs and are on fire and this video will want to make you dance along with these cool dudes.
—Who doesn’t love chicken, especially a chicken dinner that can all be done in one pan. And this one is with chicken breasts, honey and balsamic vinegar. Yum, yum.
— The holiday season is upon us and most likely you will be staying at a hotel. But be aware of the 10 dirty little secrets hotels don’t want you to know.

George Froehlich
Editor
p.s. if you want to comment on anything, suggest changes to the newsletter or just say hello drop me a line at: coolconvomedia@gmail.com

NEXT YEAR’S ELECTION IS FORCING THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE ITS POLICY ON ASYLUM SEEKERS

THE STORY

The Trudeau government is under fire by the Tories and by a growing number of Canadians distrusting how it deals with immigration issues and asylum seekers.
And realizing that the government signalled in a clear-cut way that its easy going policy is changing.

THE SETTING

The first salvo came with the announcement from three senior cabinet ministers that Canada is not an open country for anyone who wants to come and live here.
And that blunt approach will be followed up in a few weeks when federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen travels to Nigeria, where a lot of asylum seekers come from, to deliver a similar message.
The issue of asylum seekers is a hot political potato for the Trudeau government. In February it was revealed that Canada had the highest acceptance rate for asylum seekers in 27 years.
Andrew Scheer, the Tory opposition leader raised the issue of asylum seekers last fall and said they are disrupting Canada’s immigration system and something had to be done about it.

WHAT IT MEANS

And although Canadians are still fairly tolerant of immigration and asylum seekers there has been a subtle and modest change and that’s what has the Liberals concerned.
The Trudeau government realizes the immigration-asylum issue could hurt it and so it has begun an early campaign of telling Canadians Canada will not let anyone come here without the proper documentation.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
Sam Hauck – Mind Of A Wine Teacher
Sam, aka The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to remember.
And it all started off with making homemade beer with a friend.
And then it progressed to wine with the same friend.
Wine that won awards for both Sam and his friend.
Today Sam is super busy.
Even his friends remark how he often is not available – given that the world wine is a whirlwind of endless activity.
Sam has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Sam talks to George Froehlich about:
What is his number one piece of advice to people who like to drink wine.
The time he did a blind taste test with a top French wine and several B.C. wines and what the outcome was.
Why is B.C. wine higher priced than those wines from the U.S. and elsewhere.
Why is red wine more expensive than white wine.
Where wine is treated like a cocktail.
Why wines taste different when drinking them by themselves, compared when drinking them with food.
Why one world expert said B.C. wines are close and will catch up to some of the best French wines in the world.
Why today some $40 B.C. wines could end up costing anywhere from $150 to $200 a bottle.
B.C. producing the most variety of grapes in the world.
Why can’t we get decent B.C. wines for $9 to $10.
The time the wine world was shocked about B.C. wines.
A fabulous B.C. wine that men did not want to drink, but once they did they were amazed.
How he and his friend made a port wine by accident and it turned out to be fabulous.
B.C.’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are awesome.
He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He also blogs for My VanCity, an online magazine devoted to dining, wine tasting and lifestyle events in Vancouver.

TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT ORDERS FIRST RCMP FEMALE COMMISSIONER TO ACHIEVE SPECIFIC RESULTS

The government has high expectations of Brenda Lucki, the RCMP’s new chief commissioner.
It has made public – for the first time – of what it expects from her.
Lucki was brought in to clean up and modernize RCMP policies and attitudes on many different fronts.

CANADA GAINS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THE U.S. IS THE LOSER

Conventions and conferences generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the economy of the cities they are held in.
And, of late, Canada has been the recipient of many of them.

POLAR BEARS, OTHER ANIMALS COULD DISAPPEAR BY 2100

A new scientific study raises the spectre that many polar wildlife could be extinct in 82 years.

 

A GUIDE – WHAT TO DO IN VANCOUVER IF YOU LOVE THE OCEAN

There are so many wonderful things you can do in Vancouver.
And if you love the sea Vancouver has some real treats in store for you.

THE SPECTACULAR WONDERS OF EUROPEAN LIBRARIES

Often libraries are more than just depositories for great and wonderful books.
They, in fact, can be downright spectacular.
And Europe sure has their share of them.

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