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TORONTO - The saying "out with the old, in with the new"  did not seem to apply to Catholic school board trustee elections on Nov. 13, since almost all "the old" were re-elected, while "the new" were reluctantly given a chance.

A time to remember

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 When Canada was a nation of just 11.3 million it saw 45,300 of its young men die in the Second World War, just one generation removed from the 66,665 men who died in the Great War.

Hamilton board takes special needs award

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 The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board received the Marsha Forest Centre Rose Quartz Warrior Award on Oct. 30 for being the first school board in the world to include special needs students in its regular classrooms. The last program which separated special needs students closed down in 1969.

King's College opens Catholic-Jewish centre

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Dialogue interruptus may be the norm in a world crammed with distractions, but this interruption was 40 years.

Catholic board set to sue ministry of education

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torontoTORONTO - The Toronto Catholic District School Board is asking a judge to solve half its $34- million deficit problem.

Leaving a legacy made easy

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A legacy is a powerful idea, a way to project the values, hopes and ideals a person has struggled for in this life out into the future, beyond their own life span.

Canadians generous to charitable causes

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An Investors Group study into inheritance has found that about $1 trillion will pass from Canada’s older generation into younger hands by 2020. A lot of that money is bound to wind up in the hands of individuals, particularly the 9.9 million Canadian baby boomers now between 46 and 66 years old.

An accountant can set you up for giving

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People might think of accountants as the guys with sharp pencils who keep the money safely in their clients’ pockets, but a chartered accountant might also be the ideal person to talk to about emptying those pockets.

New tax rules open avenues for fund-raising

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TORONTO - A gift of $15,000 is probably a lot easier to make if a $6,000 tax break goes along with it. That’s the new economics of giving stocks and bonds to charity, and it likely explains why the archdiocese of Toronto has received more donations of securities this year than in the last three years combined.

The maternal instincts of men

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TORONTO - Increasingly, more married and single fathers decide to stay home with their children rather than work full-time, according to Andrea Doucet

Noel Martin steps up for Catholic education again

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TORONTO - Noel Martin thinks 42 years in Catholic education is not enough of a good thing. So he’s come back for more.