Tagalog translation of Canadian Charter of Rights unveiled

Community News & Features Jun 16, 2007 at 11:21 am
MP Lui Temelkovski (Oak Ridges-Markham), Chair of the Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Group sitting with Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Jose Brilliantes, and standing are Consul General Joey Angeles, Vice Consul Rhenita Rodriguez, Bill Graham (Former Leader of the Liberal Party and MP Toronto Centre), MP Don Bell (MP North Vancouver),  Irwin Cotlier (MP Mount Royal-Montreal), Joe Volpe (MP Eglinton-Lawrence), MP Susan Kadis (MP Thornhill), MP Alan Tonks (MP York-South West), MP Roger Valley (MP Kenora), MP Ken Boshkoff (MP Thunder Bay-Rainy River), MP Lloyd St. Amand (MP Brant), the Filipino Community from Ottawa-Hull-Gatineau Area representing the Philippine Centre Canada.

MP Lui Temelkovski (Oak Ridges-Markham), Chair of the Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Group sitting with Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Jose Brilliantes, and standing are Consul General Joey Angeles, Vice Consul Rhenita Rodriguez, Bill Graham (Former Leader of the Liberal Party and MP Toronto Centre), MP Don Bell (MP North Vancouver), Irwin Cotlier (MP Mount Royal-Montreal), Joe Volpe (MP Eglinton-Lawrence), MP Susan Kadis (MP Thornhill), MP Alan Tonks (MP York-South West), MP Roger Valley (MP Kenora), MP Ken Boshkoff (MP Thunder Bay-Rainy River), MP Lloyd St. Amand (MP Brant), the Filipino Community from Ottawa-Hull-Gatineau Area representing the Philippine Centre Canada.

OTTAWA–Lui Temelkovski, Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham and Chair of the Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Friendship Group was proud to host the unveiling ceremony of the first Tagalog version of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on May 29.

“This is a momentous occasion which underlines the immense contribution Filipino Canadians have made to our great country,” said Mr. Temelkovski, who has worked hard with the Parliamentary committee to ensure the translation. “I am honoured to be here celebrating the first Tagalog translation of one of the most important documents in Canada’s history.”

The unveiling ceremony was attended by Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Jose Brilliantes, Philippine Consul-General, Joey Angeles, Philippine Centre Canada’s President, Sonia del Rosario, the Canada-Philippines Business Council President. Alicia Natividad, Father Arenas of St. Bridgid’s Catholic Church and members of the Filipino Media.

“Filipino Canadians are a vibrant and important force in our society, adding to the rich cultural diversity of Canada,” said Mr. Temelkovski. “We must join together to celebrate the Filipino Community’s uniqueness and strength.”

The event also helped launch Philippine Independence Day activities across Canada, celebrated yearly on June 12.