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CCLA and CJFE mount Charter challenge against Bill C-51

TORONTO (July 21, 2015) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are initiating a Charter challenge teoday against key sections of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, the powers of government, including CSIS, and the protection of civil liberties in 

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Holy Spirit, Feati share top win at Summerfest 2015

An unprecedented first in Summerfest’s 14-year history! College of the Holy Spirit and Feati University are co-champs in the just concluded picnic-cum-sports tournament sponsored by the Philippine Colleges and Universities Alumni Association (PCUAA), held at Mississauga Valley Park this past Sunday, July 5. The all-day event gathered participants from PCUAA’s 17 member alumni associations, made 

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Our Halo Halo Brothers

By Hernani de Leon Halo Halo Organization (H2O) is celebrating its 2nd Halo Halo Festival on August 9, 2015 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns located at 601 Christie Street, St Clair Avenue, Toronto. Last year’s maiden launch brought in some 2000 visitors, singers, children and seniors cultural group performers, Filipino painters and street food vendors. 

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First Filipino math professor at the University of Manitoba

Meet 28-year-old Dr. Felicia Magpantay By Jennilee Austria This summer, a twenty-eight-year-old Filipina is preparing to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba. She’s packing her things, finding an apartment, and attending orientation. But she’s not a student: she’s a professor. Dr. Felicia Magpantay will be making history as the first professor of Filipino descent in the Department 

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Liberals not doing enough to help job-seeking Ontarians: NDP

QUEEN’S PARk–Catherine Fife, NDP Finance Critic and MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo, responded to new job numbers issued today by Statistics Canada. She said the numbers show that too many Ontarians are still out of work, too many families are still struggling to make ends meet, and too many young people are still having a hard time 

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By Ramon Andal, LL.B., J.D.

Mental Health and the Law

Presentation to the Philippine Press Club of Ontario It was not very long ago that the stigma surrounding mental illness kept it out of the public view. The mental asylum was seen as the place where a person with an illness would be isolated from the world and have his liberty and dignity taken from 

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Joe Rivera with his paintings
PHOTO: Patty Rivera

Joe Rivera’s first solo: Old photographs, new paintings, July 24-30

Beyond Images | First solo art exhibit of Joe Rivera TORONTO—An emerging artist from the Filipino Canadian community seeks to give Torontonians a new take on his immigrant and socio-political experience in Beyond Images, an art exhibit that will run July 24-30 at Ben Navaee Gallery. Canadian artist Joe Rivera has painted from Ingmar Bergman’s moving 

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Atty. Mark A. B. Donald

Presentation on Defamation by Lawyer Mark A.B. Donald

Summary of presentation to the Philippine Press Club of Ontario, June 24, 2015 at Casa Manila, Toronto DEFAMATION: WHAT IT IS The starting point for any discussion of defamation law is an understanding of what “defamation” actually means. Defamation can be divided into two sub-sections: (1) libel (written defamation); and (2) slander (spoken defamation). For 

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Pictorial: Philippine Press Club of Ontario lawyer speakers forum, June 24 2015

Philippine Press Club Ontario (PPCO) Speakers Series at Casa Manila, June 24, 2015 Featuring Mark Donald on Defamation and Ramon Andal on Mental Health and the Law

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Pinoy Fiesta Pictorial By Hermie Garcia

Photos of some of the highlights of Pinoy Fiesta, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 27, 2015

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