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Sweet Taste of Broadway

MARKHAM – It was a shining moment for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC), when its musical production, “Taste of Broadway, The Classics,” received a standing ovation from the audience of a packed concert hall. At the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts where the huge musical production was staged last Saturday, Oct. 

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Toronto Police Supt. Jane Wilcox: ‘Toronto Police implementing Reodica jury recommendations’

TORONTO–The Toronto Police Service is already implementing some of the jury’s recommendations in the Inquest into the death of Jeffrey Reodica that Police Chief Bill Blair had announced two years ago. This was confirmed by Superintendent Jane Wilcox of the Disciplinary Hearings Office of Toronto Police Service. She is a co-chair of the Asia Pacific 

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Lilac Caña: Music for Church, charity and social causes

TORONTO – “Blossom,” a concert with Lilac Caña and Friends,” was a fitting celebration of the achievements of an outstanding and generous musical artist as she turned 40 years old. Organized by Caña Caridad Foundation — a charitable organization Lilac’s parents had established – the concert was not only a celebration of Lilac’s important milestone. 

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On Immediate Permanent Resident Status for Caregivers: Kenney non-committal

But caregivers and advocates still pushing for main demand: Permanent resident status on arrival TORONTO – The call for landed status for caregivers upon arrival was the recurring message of present and former caregivers and their advocates throughout the recent roundtable consultation with Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism. Kenney, however, remained non-committal 

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Hotline for nannies

Ontario Labour Minister moves to help caregivers TORONTO – Ontario Labour Minister Peter Fonseca has announced specific measures to solve the live-in caregivers problems in Ontario. Among these is the setting up of a 1-800 number to receive complaints of abuses and exploitation of caregivers under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). He said his Ministry 

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Caregiver Power

Nannies organizing, advocates mobilizing community to press for LCP changes • Caregivers Support Services gathered 150 nannies to speak out, share experiences and plan action. • Grassroots Hub, a coalition of faith-based, ecumenical and community groups, plans dialogue with Min. Jason Kenney. TORONTO. Nanny power is once again making governments, institutions and the wider community 

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Anita Linda at 84: ‘I’m good for 10 more years of acting’

TORONTO–She is lucid, articulate, an intelligent conversationalist, spontaneous, and very forward looking–hardly the attributes of an 84 year-old woman. She humbly confides though that she has a mild heart condition, had never finished high school and had started working at the age 17 to help her parents feed a family of 10 siblings after the 

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Fiesta Filipina, Mabuhay Festival, Toronto

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Je-Ann Salas

Mabuhay Festival, Toronto, July 19, 2008

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Tejada urges other ill nannies to come out

TORONTO – Juana Tejada, the cancer-stricken Filipino caregiver whose fight for her eligibility for permanent residency was finally recognized by the Canadian government, called on caregivers in difficult health situations like her to come out and seek support for their cases. In an interview with The Philippine Reporter following the official press conference called by 

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