November is Adoption Awareness Month — a time to remember that every child or young person in Nova Scotia deserves a permanent, loving home of their own. The adoption awareness and recruitment campaign, Kids Can’t Wait to Have a Family, runs until the end of this month. The campaign involves print and television ads and a variety of promotional print materials aimed at encouraging more Nova Scotians to explore adoption in Nova Scotia. “There are Nova Scotian children and youth of all ages who are waiting to be adopted into a loving family,” said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. “I am asking all Nova Scotians — families and individuals — to consider adopting one of Nova Scotia’s waiting children to give them the love and support that comes with having your own family.” There are more than 100 children and youth in permanent care in Nova Scotia who are available for adoption. Many of these children are older, have siblings, or have special needs. More information about adoption, including how families can take the first steps towards adopting a child in Nova Scotia, is available by phoning the adoption information line at 1-866-259-7780 or by visiting the Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) says it will strongly oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will cause instability in the country and pose a threat to democracy. He said that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which was submitted to Parliament by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) last week, proposes that the Executive Powers with the President be removed and transferred to the Prime Minister and the cabinet. Ranawaka said that the position of the JHU is that matters like National security should be in the hands of the President and so the President must remain as the Executive President. (Colombo Gazette)