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CASJ launched amid snowstorm

Officers, members,  vow commitment to social justice campaign TORONTO–Over fifty hardy souls braved the raging snowstorm last Saturday, Jan. 22, to take part in the formal launching at the Scarborough Civic Centre of the first advocacy group of its kind in the Filipino community. It was not for an ordinary occasion, after all, that had 

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On a dark and stormy day, a movement was born

By Jerry Villanueva IT could have been better. In fact, a lot better. The sun could be shining, the temperature could be warm and there could have been thousands of supporters in attendance. But this was not the case at all. The official launching of the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) on January 22, 

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Letter to the Editor: ‘No live-in slavery in Canada’

I am a Filipino writing about your article “Caregivers ask Canadian government: ‘Stop treating us like slaves’” which appeared on The Philippine Reporter dated January 16-31, 2005. I find the article defamatory of Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program! The article didn’t present the benefits of the Live-in Caregiver Program. Instead, it showed the worst that could 

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Rejoinder: Slave-like treatment of caregivers is well-documented

Dear Ms. Teodora Alonzo, I find your reaction to my article  “Caregivers ask Canadian government: Stop treating us like slaves” interesting but needs to be clarified. The Webster dictionary defines “defamatory” as a statement that tends “to attack or injure the reputation or honor of (Canada and its  Live-in Caregiver Program) by false and malicious 

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How effective is the SIU?

By Jerry Villanueva As a result of hearings at the Task Force on Race Relations and Policing in 1988, the Special Investigations Unit was formed as an independent arms-length agency of the provincial government to investigate incidents that involve death or injury in the hands of the Police Force. Prior to this, Police Forces in 

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Kalayaan election reset

DUE to unforeseen circumstances, the Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC) special election scheduled for Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., has been reset to the following Sunday, February 27, 2005, same time(2:00 p.m.), same place (KCCC at 5546 Timberlea Boulevard, Mississauga). The two positions to be filled are for PRO and Director. Please contact 

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KCCC presents ‘Two for The Road’

THE Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre is presenting “Two for the Road” a vocal concert featuring Clarissa Miranda, soprano, and Leander Mendoza, tenor, two young popular and talented Filipino-Canadian artists.  It will be held at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library on 385 Burnhamthorpe Road corner Living Arts Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 11, 

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FCT Update: President’s Gala, Feb. 12

By Aida E. D’Orazio Filipino association presidents will be feted in style by the FCT at the posh Fairmont Royal York Hotel in the evening of February 12. There will be elegant dining and a live band. The women will be attractively dressed in glittering formal gowns or mestiza dresses, while the men will look 

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New PCCT officers induction on Feb. 26

THE  newly elected Board of Directors and Officers of  the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT), will be inducted into office Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 with Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Francisco Benedicto, as inducting officer. To be sworn into office for a two-year term  at the Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall at 231 Milner Avenue 

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Filipino-Canadians help CMC raise $34,000 for tsunami victims

TORONTO–In spite of the bad weather conditions, Filipino-Canadians trooped to the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto on Saturday (Jan. 8) in an effort to help raise funds for the tsunami victims that struck South Asia last December 26,2004 claiming around 150,000 lives. The Canadian Multicultural Council Asians in Ontario of which Filipino-Canadians are among its 

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