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End mandatory retirement but protect seniors from discrimination

(Speech delivered by Mel Catre on Sept. 8, 2004 at the public hearing on Ending Mandatory Retirement conducted in Toronto by the Ontario Liberal Government.) My name is Mel Catre, President of Community Alliance for Social Justice. We are an umbrella organization of community groups and network of individuals dedicated to advancing the cause of 

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Visible minorities face subtle barriers to advancement

OTTAWA–Organizations use terms like “lack of fit” to exclude talented visible minorities from senior positions, according to participants in Conference Board focus groups. Immigrant visible minorities face particularly daunting barriers to achieving career success from lost opportunities because they speak with an accent to non-recognition of their work experience or credentials. “Racism is not something 

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Meet your local police in Toronto

TORONTO–Meet staff from local Social Agencies who will be present with information about their agencies and how they can assist you on Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (2nd Floor), 41 Earl Street (Sherbourne Street, one block north of Wellesley Street East). Attending will be: Philippine Consulate, Filipino Centre, Sri 

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Himig Singers tours Toronto

TORONTO–The world-renowned Himig Singers (of Davao City, Philippines) fresh from winning the top prize in the Vivace 2004 International Choir Festival and Competition held last July 29 to August 2, in Veszprem, Hungary will once again perform in Toronto on October 8, 2004 to January 10, 2005. This same group wowed their Toronto audience during 

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Philippine Artists Group to exhibit works in Manila

TORONTO–The Philippine Artists Group of Canada (P.A.G.), the Toronto-based artist group in Ontario composed of artists of Philippine origin, is going to the Philippines for the first time in its sixteen years of history for an art exhibition. The show, entitled “Convergence International,” takes place at the prestigious Artspace Glorietta in Makati and formally opens 

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PCCT joins sponsors of business seminars to help small business

TORONTO–A Diversity Business Forum will be featured in the Small Business Conference, organized by Enterprise Toronto on Sept. 22, 2004 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Toronto (PCCT) has teamed up with the Chinese Canadian Business Associations and the South Asian Business Associations to sponsor a series of seminars 

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Consulate reaches out to London, ON

TORONTO–Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and Consul Julius D. Torres will lead a 7-member Philippine Consular Team, to London, Ontario this coming October 9, 2004, to conduct its annual outreach program to the Filipinos in the area. During this visit, Filipinos in London and its nearby vicinities can avail of consular services such as renewal 

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Zamboanga Hermosa’s 18th anniversary

TORONTO–It will start with a 9-day novena, beginning October 4, to take place at different homes, wherever the image of Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar will be requested to stay. A special mass in her honour will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 3 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 4070 Central Parkway East, 

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‘No knife in Jeffrey slay’

Eyewitnesses in independent probe tell consistent story. By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO – The undercover police officers involved in the fatal shooting and death of 17-year-old Jeffrey Reodica last May 21 failed to identify themselves. Jeffrey did not have a knife with him when he was gunned down by police officer Dan Belanger. He was 

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Pistahan sa Niagara rocks with Yoyoy

ST. CATHARINES-”More! More! More!” screamed the fans of YoyoyVillame as he was about to sing his final song to ajovial audience that watched him during the “Pistahansa Niagara” held last Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Merriton Lion’s Club of St. Catharines. A shriek of laughter and songs of yesteryear engulfed the large hall as everyone 

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