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Liberal MP Bill Blair engages church group on human rights issues

By Lui Queano Scarborough Southwest Liberal MP Bill Blair attended the ecumenical service event of the indigenous Lumad in Mindanao organized by International Coalition on Human Rights Philippines-Canada (ICHRP) last November 29 from 3 pm to 5 pm at St. Dunstans Church in Scarborough. The ecumenical service, with the opening remarks from St. Dunstans Parish 

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Wit, Rhetoric and Wisdom of

By Jose Sison Luzadas An article on Evangelist Billy Graham noted that after many times of politely refusing an invitation from the city leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina wanting to honor him as its famous citizen, the widely traveled man of God finally consented to show up despite afflicted by Parkinson’ disease and at 90 

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Across Canada: Communities preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

OTTAWA–As the Government of Canada has stepped up efforts to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, communities from coast to coast to coast are also preparing to welcome Syrian refugees with open arms. A significant portion of refugees arriving in Canada by the end of December will be privately sponsored and already have destination communities 

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What is Urban Planning?

New housing is constructed that brings new residents to a neighbourhood and helps to revitalize the existing housing stock; a new rapid transit line is designed to connect people to the places they live and work; a contaminated industrial site is transformed into an urban beach. Changes like these are helping to improve quality of 

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Getting a grip on Canadian winter driving

TRAC releases first Winter Tire Report
Six per cent uptick in shipments to dealers indicates more drivers grasp the safety and performance advantages of winter tires New shipment data from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) suggests tire retailers are gearing up for increased consumer demand for winter tires. These shipment increases are due 

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ABIGAIL ANONGOS, Secretary General of Cordillera People’s Alliance, speaking on Nov. 7 at Ryerson University on Dundas St., Toronto (PHOTO: HG)

Plunder and profit for big capitalist mining linked to killings of indigenous peoples

Interview with Abigail Anongos, Secretary General, Cordillera People’s Alliance By 2014, at least 13 Canadian mines have secured permits to operate in the Philippines, covering at least 5 million hectares By Hermie Garcia The Philippine Reporter: Give us a brief description of Cordillera People’s Alliance, of which you are the Secretary General. What are its 

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Trudeau causing social media buzz in Manila for APEC 2015 meet

But is he getting the attention for the right reasons? By Veronica C. Silva Expect us Filipinos to poke fun on our misery. In the midst of traffic jams now crippling the capital Manila as it hosts the 2015 meeting of the 21-economy Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Filipinos still find time to have fun. 

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Refugees, Siblings, Spouses and Grandparents Jump to Head of Queue

By Ranjit Bhaskar in Toronto Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given his Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship a list of top priorities to work on in the coming months. While leading efforts to resettle 25,000 refugees in the coming months was number one on the list, John McCallum was also asked to work with 

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Refugees Trying to Escape Violence, Not Stoke It

By Don Curry in North Bay, Ontario The online reaction to the horrific events in Paris of November 13 has been a wake-up call for those of us who work in the immigration, race relations and multiculturalism sector. We thought our work was creating citizens who respect those of different cultures and religions. I believe it 

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Abigail Anongos, Secretary General of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) appeals for support for Filipino indigenous people’s struggle for land, life and respect for human rights

Cordillera leader was guest speaker at the forum “Philippine Indigenous Peoples Under Attack: A Call for Solidarity” on November 7, 2015. at the Rogers School of Management (7th floor) Ryerson University. 55 Dundas St. West, Toronto. Abigail Anongos, Secretary General of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA), visited Canada from Nov. 3-11 to attend meetings with 

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