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Preventing sexual and gender-based harassment

Sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code Recent events have triggered a nationwide discussion about the continued occurrence of sexual harassment and violence against women throughout Canadian society. Sexual harassment is against the law. The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) prohibits sexual harassment in employment (and in services, housing, and other “social areas”). SEX 

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39 recipients of the Ethnic Press awards pose with the Lt. Governor in her suite at Queen’s Park. PHOTO: JOHN SARAS

Complete list of 2014 Award Recipients

< strong>NATIONAL ETHNIC PRESS AND MEDIA COUNCIL OF CANADA The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented certificates and the medal of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. Recipients include 15 publishers/editors, 9 journalists, 12 individuals and 3 directors of electronic media, who made significant long term contribution to the 

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DR. CHANDU CLAVER

‘Our land is being denied us’

BINNADANG THIRD ANNIVERSARY IN TORONTO (Speech of Dr. Chandu Claver, Chairperson, NOC, BAYAN-Canada, Toronto, 16 November 2014) “Naimbag nga rabii tay amin”. Good evening. I am happy to have the chance to be with you tonight on your Anniversary celebration. One of my tasks in my other role as International Spokesperson of the Cordillera Peoples’ 

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LOLA’S KAKANIN, from left: Ryan Caramat, Rana Caramat,  Mike Onate and Ivy Onate.   (PHOTO: HG)

Paskuhan at Wychwood

By Rachelle Cruz It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but as the city ushers in the holiday season, for many kababayans, it’s when they miss home the most. Christmas is one of the most anticipated and celebrated holiday in the Philippines, when Pinoy carols hung mid-air, and the smell of bibingkas 

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PAG  President Nelia Tonido gives her opening remarks.

The Art of Nelia and Frank Tonido

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in Toronto hosted an opening reception for an art exhibition by renowned Philippine Artists Group power couple Nelia and Frank Tonido on Friday November 7th 2014. Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia and Consul General Junever Mahilum West opened the exhibition with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Vice Consul Bolivar 

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Income-splitting won’t help 85% of Canadian households

Dear Editor,
 
 The federal Conservative government will forgo a surplus this year and instead borrow money to pay for income-splitting and other new tax measures, according to its own fall economic update.
 
 In the last two months the Conservatives announced more than $3 billion in tax changes for this year, including an expensive income-splitting scheme. 

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FINANCE MINISTER JOE OLIVER

Canada remains on track for a balanced budget in 2015

On Harper Gov’t’s Economic and Fiscal Update TORONTO–Finance Minister Joe Oliver today released the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections,which confirms that the Government remains on track for a balanced budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of $1.9 billion. Minister Oliver outlined Canada’s impressive success in creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. In 

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MP JOHN McCALLUM

Economic growth set to decline year-after-year

Dear Editor, Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in 

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Liberals ignoring child care crisis: NDP

TORONTO–NDP Education critic Peter Tabuns says that the costs of childcare in Ontario are exorbitant and the Liberals need to make affordable licensed childcare a priority. “It’s outrageous that families in Toronto, London, Windsor, Brampton, and Mississauga all face childcare fees equivalent to over a third of a woman’s income,” said Tabuns.  “Under the Liberals 

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Norman Bethune: The Most Famous  Canadian (Source: www.lackenbauer.ca/Hist103/6-2_Bethune)

Norman Bethune honoured with Toronto Legacy Plaque on 75th anniversary of his death

TORONTO–Renowned surgeon, teacher, inventor, author, and political activist Norman Bethune was celebrated Wednesday (Nov. 12) with the installation of a Toronto Legacy Plaque on the 75th anniversary of his death (Nov. 12, 1939). Born in Gravenhurst, Ontario in 1890, Bethune achieved fame for his advances in surgery, inventing or redesigning surgical instruments, and publishing scientific 

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