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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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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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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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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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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 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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MFFC marks 25th year

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians celebrated its Silver Anniversary Gala in fashion at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall. The evening was filled with awards, photo-ops, lively music, delicious food, fine performances, door prizes and lots of dancing! Emcees Karen Tan and Aaron James Abanador guided the night celebration expertly. The program commenced with the 

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8th Annual FilCan teachers confab held in Toronto

Meeting meaningfully its mission and mandate to engage and assist productively Filipino Canadian  practicing and prospective teachers in Ontario schools in respect of their professional development and certification, the Philippine Teachers Association of Canada ( PTAC) held its 8th Annual Teachers Conference on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) at The Finch-Bathurst Community Hub, #540 Finch Avenue 

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OBITUARY: German C. Esguerra Jr.

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An analysis of the recently reformed LCP in Canada

THE recently announced reform of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) may be lauded for one key change: elimination of the live-in requirement for temporary migrant caregivers entering Canada. This is a demand that has been made by live-in caregivers, feminists and trade unionists for at least three decades. In eliminating the live-in requirement, the government 

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