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Tiangson during his 2014 nomination race to be the official candidate for 
Mississauga Centre.

Conservative MP Candidate at home with diverse Mississauga riding

For Julius Tiangson it starts with the community By Mark A. Cadiz With perhaps a little luck on his side, Julius Tiangson, upon arriving in Saskatoon in 1985 found some success early in his newly adopted country. Through a job exchange program with Deloitte Canada, Tiangson then 21, was offered a permanent position after working 

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Teambuilding at the Youth Conference on Social Justice and Diversity

March Break programs help newcomer teens succeed in Canada

For many newcomer youth, March Break is just a time to relax at home. But in the GTA, three community agencies have free programs which can give them a brighter future in Canada. When students compete for a job, a scholarship, or entry into college or university, recruiters look for characteristics that set a student 

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Students match wits and strategy in TCDSB Chess

Better brain function, improved memory, and enhanced cognitive abilities are just some of the many benefits of playing chess. Across the Toronto Catholic District School Board, chess strategists from Grades 1 to 8 are gearing up for the 2015 TCDSB Chess Tournament, beginning on February 24th. Regional chess competitions in various categories will take place 

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A magical night

The Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts goes Disney “JDL Goes Disney,” a showcase presented by the students of the  Josie de Leon School of  Performing Arts Scarborough was such a magical night to remember. Though it was a snowy Saturday (Feb. 7), eager family and friends flocked to and packed Fairview theatre to 

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair (PHOTO: M CADIZ)

Recognizing foreign credentials a top priority for NDP

By Mark Cadiz Opposition leader THOMAS Mulcair: Dozens of members from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada packed a Toronto City Hall meeting room Monday, Feb. 9 to speak with NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. Mulcair highlighted, as part of the NDP agenda, issues sensitive to GTA communities identifying the creation of middle 

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Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (second from left) with (from left) professors Martin Manalansan, Robert Diaz, Patrick Alcedo and Roland Coloma

Resounding success for first Queer Filipinos in Canada Conference

Academics, artists, activists and a drag queen: They’ve been called bakla, tomboy, bading, silahis, tibo. And on January 23rd and 24th, they were recognized as community leaders and role models. At “Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries,” Filipino-Canadian history was made with the first-ever queer Filipinos in Canada conference. For lead organizer Professor Robert 

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MARK ADLER, MP

6 issues to discuss with Mark Adler before elections

With the largest Filipino population of any riding in Canada, MP Mark Adler of York Centre feels very connected to the Filipino community: “I say all the time, I might look Jewish, but my heart is Filipino.” To aid with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, Adler held an interfaith prayer gathering in European grocery store Yummy 

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Bank of Canada contradicts Harper government

A commentary by the Member of Parliament for Wascana By Ralph Goodale, MP Stephen Harper’s vaunted “management” of the Canadian economy is bedevilled by serious contradictions and mediocre results. Mr. Harper once spoke enthusiastically, at home and abroad, about the central importance of Canada’s energy sector.  We are a global superpower in oil and gas, 

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Harper announces support for young entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday (Feb. 5) the government’s intent to provide continued support to Futurpreneur Canada, a not-for-profit organization that helps young entrepreneurs across Canada launch and sustain businesses. The Prime Minister made the announcement at the UTi Canada Shipping Solutions Warehouse in Brampton. He was joined by Bal Gosal, Minister of State 

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$1M grant to help Ontario seniors

SENIORS COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM Ontario is now accepting applications for the Seniors Community Grant Program to help more seniors stay safe, active and engaged in their communities. Funding for the grant has been doubled in size to $1 million to give seniors more opportunities to participate in their communities. Last year’s grants went toward projects 

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