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New Road Safety Rules In Effect Sept. 1

Ontario Strengthening Penalties for Distracted Driving; Protecting Cyclists On September 1, 2015, the rules of the road will be updated to help keep Ontarians safe. Changes include tougher penalties for distratcted driving, new rules to protect cyclists and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses. Getting Tougher on 

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Rathika Sitsabaiesan opens re-election HQ

SCARBOROUGH NORTH–Rathika Sitsabaiesan opened her re-election campaign office on Saturday, August 22.  Rathika was elected as the Member of Parliament in Scarborough-Rouge River in 2011, the first and only MP of Tamil heritage in Canadian history.  She is running for re-election in Scarborough North for the New Democratic Party. In her speech, Rathika thanked her 

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PCCF donates $13,000 to ANCOP

The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) has once again fulfilled its promise of advocating for Charity by walking for the poor at the ANCOP Walk and donated  $13,000. The monetary donation will build more houses for poor families in the Philippines. PCCF through its advocacy of the community by holding events like the very  prestigious 

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Post-secondary back-to-school tips

1. Make a detailed packing list. Heading to the dorm? Confirm what furniture you may need in addition to what is provided. Apartment-bound? Consider a room-by-room packing list. Check with your roommates to be sure you don’t double-up on coffee pots or ironing boards. 2. Check if there are prohibited items. Dorms generally have a 

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Summer fun.  Hurt! Let’s sue

By Reena Basser We go swimming, running, and generally spend more times outdoors in the summer months. Then we fall.  Then we hurt ourselves.  Then we sprain our ankle. But can we sue the owner of the premises? Many times we can.  The questions the injured person will be asked go like this:  what kind 

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Next Day Better encourages Filipinos to “level up”

By Jennilee Austria On July 30th, at the 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, community advocates Isa Palanca and Leon Aureus gathered Filipino-Canadian leaders in food, culture, business, and politics to share their successes with the community. The Next Day Better movement began in 2013 in New York City as a response 

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Kultura Filipino Arts Festival and the rising of the tribe

By Jennilee Austria Ten years ago, the Kultura Filipino Arts Festival was held in the Kensington Market basement of Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture, with a single food vendor standing outside in the rain. Executive Director Caroline Mangosing soon turned the annual festival into a groundbreaking celebration of Filipino-Canadian artists. But when Mangosing 

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5th Diwa ng Kasarinlan

How do we get to know Filipino pride for the right reasons? Most migrants are occasional activists while they are away from their home-country and as they endure attachments to their host country. But there is an increasing number of immigrant generations who are engaged in transnational activities on a regular basis. Some Filipinos of 

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Consolacion ‘Mama Ching’ Quejas

Farewell to a Cherished Mother

It is with sadness that the Filipino community bid farewell to Consolacion Quejas, fondly known, to many of us, as Mama Ching. At 91 years old, Mama Ching was the backbone of the Filipino Canadian Community being a founding member of the Kalayaan organization and a respected leader. She will always be remembered for her 

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MP Wladyslaw Lizon joins staff and representatives of Family Services of Peel following announcement of $750,000 fund for projects to help young people and people with disabilities (July 28, 2015)

Skills program to help youth, people with disabilities

The Harper Government is helping equip youth, and Canadians with disabilities Mississauga and the surrounding area with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville,on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable 

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