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Lessons in University/Community Research Partnership: CASJ’s Story

The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) was invited to present its experiences in university/community research collaboration, for a panel presentation during the “Settlement Without Boundaries” symposium, June 26, 2008, held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. The event was sponsored by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), CERIS-the Ontario Meteropolis,and Ryerson University. Following 

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Pinoy ‘FOB’ tops class at Jean Vanier high school

TORONTO — Nathan Eusebio, an 18-year old Filipino youth, led the 2008 Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School graduating class by garnering the school’s top academic honors. Eusebio was not only Class Valedictorian, but the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal for achieving the highest grades overall. In addition, he received six of the total 

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Missed Opportunity in an auspicious even

TORONTO – The cultural event followed by the town hall meeting with Toronto Police Chief William Blair last Wednesday, May 21, at the Toronto Police Headquarters on College St. was considered a first of its kind in the recent history of the Toronto Police Service, at least for the four ethnic groups that had worked 

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Healer Priest Fr. Fernando Suarez On A World Mission of Healing

TORONTO — Father Fernando Suarez, known as the healing priest, is leaving Toronto for the Philippines for good, to devote full time to his Ministry. The founder of the Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation,a non-profit organization of Catholic religious and lay persons, will spend six months in the Philippines, and six months in various 

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Rep. Satur Ocampo: Journalist, peace negotiator, people’s congressman

(Delivered to introduce Rep. Satur Ocampo on April 13, 2008 at Fr. Madden Hall, University of Toronto.) It is with great pleasure and honour that I take on this privileged task of introducing our guest speaker this afternoon. When the organizers approached me to introduce Congressman Satur Ocampo, I asked them, why me, and how 

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Caregiver demands gain more support

TORONTO – Key officers and members of the The Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO) declared that they will support the present campaign for changes in the Live-in-Caregiver Program(LCP). Tenny Soriano, PPCO president, said our caregivers have become modern day slaves, referring to those who are in abusive situations. Soriano was speaking before an audience of caregivers, 

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Jeffrey inquest recommendations being implemented, police chief says

TORONTO–Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said that the Jeffrey Reodica inquest jury recommendations have been seriously taken by the Toronto Police Service, and some of them are now being implemented. “We took them very seriously, and we were able to move immediately with some of them,” Blair told The Philippine Reporter in an exclusive interview 

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Mom seeks community support to bring Christina back

TORONTO–For Elizabeth Rutledge, mother of 20-year old Christina Calayca who has been missing since August 6, 2007, the only way to cope and deal with her pain is to hope that her daughter can still be found. That is the reason why she is appealing to the community to support her and her family in 

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House of Commons passes ‘comfort women’ motion: ‘Japan must apologize’

THE Canadian House of Commons unanimously approved Wednesday, Nov. 28, a motion formally calling on Japan to apologize for forcing more than 200,000 women to work as sex slaves for its imperial army during World War II. The motion, introduced by MP Olivia Chow, and endorsed by parliamentarians from other political parties — including Jason 

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Dulnuan case triggers demands for LCP changes

TORONTO – Peggy Nash, MP (NDP) for Highpark-Parkdale, will table a motion for changes in the Live-in-Caregiver Program later this week. This move, which anticipates positive support from legislators of other political parties, was prompted by the community’s clamor for justice for Jocelyn Dulnuan, and for changes in the live-in-caregiver program. In a related development, 

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