IN undertaking to write a biography of Samuel Champlain, the founder of Quebec and the father of New France, our only design is to make somewhat better known the dominant characteristics of the life and achievements of a man whose memory is becoming more cherished as the years roll on.
Every one will admire Champlain's disinterested actions, his courage, his loyalty, his charity, and all those noble and magnificent qualities which are rarely found united in one individual in so prominent a degree.
JAMES was now at the height of power and prosperity. Both in England and in Scotland he had vanquished
his enemies, and had punished them with a severity which had indeed excited their bitterest hatred, but had, at
the same time, effectually quelled their courage. The Whig party seemed extinct. The name of Whig was
never used except as a term of reproach. The Parliament was devoted to the King; and it was in his power to
keep that Parliament to the end of his reign. The Church was louder than ever in professions of attachment to
him, and had, during the late insurrection, acted...
THE rejoicings, by which London, on the second of December 1697, celebrated the return of peace and
prosperity, continued till long after midnight. On the following morning the Parliament met; and one of the
most laborious sessions of that age commenced.
Among the questions which it was necessary that the Houses should speedily decide, one stood forth
preeminent in interest and importance.
The business of government is complex. What matters to the public about performance of government
cannot meaningfully captured in one, or even a dozen performance measures. Given the sophisticated
demands for information from a wide range of stakeholders, including Parliament, government must
respond in kind with world-class performance measurement and reporting systems.
Performance information is a cornerstone of our commitment to modernise government.
Wilfrid Laurier was born at St Lin, Quebec, on November 20, 1841. His ancestral roots were sunk deep in
Canadian soil. For six generations Quebec had been the home of Laurier after Laurier. His kinsmen traced
their origin to Anjou, a province that ever bred shrewd and thrifty men. The family name was originally
Cottineau. In a marriage covenant entered into at Montreal in 1666 the first representative of the family in
Canada is styled 'Francois Cottineau dit Champlauriet.
England may boast of two substantial monuments of its early history; to either of which it would not be easy
to find a parallel in any nation, ancient or modern. These are, the Record of Doomsday (1) and the "Saxon
These donors—and the parliaments that approve
their budgets—grew impatient with “traditional”
approaches to aid that produced limited results or
benefited the rich more than the poor. They now
favor results-oriented programs that seek to address
the underlying structural problems of poverty or
broad international development goals, rather than
provide specific health services. Current health fund-
ing is more likely to be tied to broader grants or the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which
do not include family planning and reproductive
How many deserving persons besides dramatic authors are looking about for good situations, and are unable to find them! Mr.'ENRY HAUTHOR JONES was sufficiently fortunate to obtain a good dramatic situation of tried strength, which, placed in the centre of novel and most improbable (not to say impossible) surroundings, has, in the hands of Mr. CHARLES WYNDHAM and his highly trained company of illusionists, achieved a remarkable success.
This book is concerned with the organisation, powers and accountability of
government in the British constitution. It has been written from a lawyer’s perspective,
modified by an awareness that the British constitution is far from
being exclusively the handiwork of lawyers. Judges and other practitioners of
the discipline of law have made a notable contribution to it, but so have political
philosophers, controversialists of many hues, party organisations, peers,
rebels in and out of Parliament and the legions of special interests.
The Commission, in the Single Market Act
(SMA) undertook to put in train several
measures to ensure investment funds focused on funding social undertakings can flourish.
The current proposal on a European framework for social investment funds is one initiative
that delivers on that commitment.
The principal aim is to increase the effectiveness of the fundraising by social investment
funds, and to achieve a high level of clarity as to the characteristics that distinguish social
investment funds from the wider category of alternative investment funds.
The importance of innovation was highlighted by the March 2000 European Council in
Lisbon. As a response to the challenges of globalisation and the new knowledge-driven
economy, the European Council called for a challenging programme for building knowledge
infrastructures, enhancing innovation and economic reform, and modernising social welfare
and education systems.
Article 87 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland mentions – among the universally
binding legislation – also ratiﬁ ed international conventions/agreements. It means that these con-
ventions/agreements form a part of the domestic legal order and have precedence over national
laws in the event of potential collision with these laws, if they have been ratiﬁ ed upon prior consent
granted by the Act of Parliament (Article 91 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland).
Distribution Shares are identifiable by a "D" following the sub-fund and Class names (e.g.: Class AD), with the exception of Monthly
Distribution Shares which are identifiable by an "M" following the sub-fund and Class names (e.g.: Class AM) and Quarterly Distribution
Shares which are identifiable by a "Q" following the sub-fund and Class names (e.g.: Class AQ).
In derogation from the above table, Monthly and Quarterly Distribution Shares are available only in certain countries, subject to the
relevant regulatory approval, through specific distributors selected by the Distributor.
As can be seen from this table, measures on SEF compliment other measures and could
amplify their impact too. The impact of the various measures together is likely to be stronger
than their impact individual. Notably, measures by the EIF to provide seed finance via fund
of fund structures to funds targeting social business could strongly complement steps to
create a EU framework for such funds, by increasing investments into such funds.
The ideal experiment to evaluate the impact of socially responsible investing on performance
and fees would be to observe the same funds both with and without the SRI constraint. Most
previous studies (Gregory et al., 1997; Statman, 2000; Kreander et al., 2005; Bauer et al., 2005)
approximate the ideal experiment by comparing the performance of SRI funds to that of a
control group of comparable conventional funds, a methodology that is known as matched-pair
Copyright laws are increasingly passed without democratic debate or scrutiny. In Great
Britain, where I live, Parliament recently passed the Digital Economy Act, a complex copy-
right law that allows corporate giants to disconnect whole families from the Internet if any-
one in the house is accused (without proof) of copyright infringement; it also creates a
“Great Firewall of Britain” that is used to censor any site that record companies and movie
studios don't like.
The fair value of investments and other assets and
liabilities in foreign currencies is translated into the
Fund’s functional currency at the rates of exchange
prevailing at the period-end date. Purchases and
sales of investments, and income and expenses are
translated at the rates of exchange prevailing on the
respective dates of such transactions.
“A business angel is an individual investor (qualified as defined by some national regulations) that
invests directly (or through their personal holding) their own money predominantly in seed or start-
up companies with no family relationships. Business angels make their own (final) investment
decisions and are financially independent, i.e. a possible total loss of their business angel
investments will not significantly change the economic situation of their assets.
During the second half of the 1990s, mortgage underwriting increasingly incorporated
credit scores and other automated evaluations of credit histories. As of 1999,
approximately 60 to 70 percent of all mortgages were underwritten using an automated
evaluation of credit, and the share was rising2
The automated quantification of the information in credit reports has not simply been
used to decide whether or not to extend credit, but has also been used to set prices and
terms for mortgages and other consumer credit.
The role of monetary analysis in the ECB’s
monetary policy strategy is founded on the
robust positive relationship between longer-term
movements in broad money growth and inflation,
whereby money growth leads inflationary
developments. This relationship is found to hold
true across countries and monetary policy