Toronto FilCan delegation heading to Canadian Parliament in Ottawa

Community News & Features Oct 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT.

In response to the “call for patriotic duty” and meaningful participation, a delegation of Filipino Canadians from the Greater Toronto Area will travel and converge in Ottawa on October 31, 2018. The action is to support and witness in the Canadian Parliament the final reading and passage of Motion 155 officially declaring “June as the Filipino Heritage Month” in Canada.

Motion 155, moved to the order of precedence in the House of Commons on June, 2018, reads as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Filipino-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Filipino language and culture, and the importance of reflecting upon Filipino heritage for future generations by declaring June, every year, Filipino Heritage Month.”
In sponsoring the Motion, MP Salma Zahid said: “I am proud to put forward this motion, with the sup

In response to the “call for patriotic duty” and meaningful participation, a delegation of Filipino Canadians from the Greater Toronto Area will travel and converge in Ottawa on October 31, 2018. The action is to support and witness in the Canadian Parliament the final reading and passage of Motion 155 officially declaring “June as the Filipino Heritage Month” in Canada.

Motion 155, moved to the order of precedence in the House of Commons on June, 2018, reads as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Filipino-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Filipino language and culture, and the importance of reflecting upon Filipino heritage for future generations by declaring June, every year, Filipino Heritage Month.”

In sponsoring the Motion, MP Salma Zahid said: “I am proud to put forward this motion, with the support of colleagues across Canada, to recognize and officially celebrate the contributions of Filipino-Canadians to Canada.” “This is long-overdue recognition for a community that has given so much to Canada.”

The significant Motion, once passed, will be a historic moment for all Filipino Canadians all over Canada, from coast to coast. Liberal Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre Salma Zahid, will move the adoption of Motion 155 in the House of Commons with Liberal Member of Parliament for Scarborough North Shaun Chen seconding the motion.

After the vote, a celebratory reception will follow to be hosted by the Members of Parliament from the Greater Toronto Area and to be attended by a very special guest.

A complimentary chartered coach bus will bring the members of the delegation to and from Ottawa at 8:30 am. on October 31st. Assembly will take place at the Constituency Office of MP Salma Zahid, # 2155 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 5, Scarborough, Toronto.