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17,304 votes, 33.2%

How Pinoy Canadian candidates fared

JULIUS Tiangson, Conservative MP candidate in Mississauga Centre, placed second with 33.2 % of votes, as Liberal candidate Omar Alghabra, won the election by 11,431 votes, or 55.1% of total votes. NDPs Farheen Khan was third at 9.5% of votes, while GRN’s Linh Nguyen was fourth with 2.2% of votes.   FRANCISCO Quimpo, Conservative MP 

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AFCM Information Session for Newcomers

Settlement and Integration Seminar

Filipino Catholic Mission in Toronto The Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission (AFCM) in Toronto has conducted a full-day information session for Filipino newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area aimed at their proper settlement and integration into the Canadian society. Led by the Social Ministry of the AFCM under Jeanette Rosales, the information session was delivered jointly 

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‘Ethnic’ Ridings to Watch on E-Day

By Ranjit Bhaskar Source: New Canadian Media As Oct. 19 is only days away, a quick look at ridings with interesting ethno-cultural dynamics at play will give you an idea of what to watch out for on election night. It is highly likely that there will be 50 or more minority legislators in the newly 

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Four major political parties are graded for their stances on free expression issues

CJFE Releases Federal Election Platform Report Card TORONTO (October 14, 2015)—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada. The parties are graded based on their platforms, public statements, and policy proposals on six 

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Youth react to Young Fil-Can Leaders Summit

By Jennilee Austria On September 26 at the YWCA Toronto, Ronnie and Claire Dela Gana of iKubo Media held “Ikaw Na,” their second annual Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit. Hosted in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto and the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, the day began with Ambassador Petronila Garcia encouraging the audience with 

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Rosemer Enverga wins defamation case against Minda Neri

By Gloria Rafanan The lawsuit against Minda Neri that began in 2012 and dragged on for nearly 3 years has finally been resolved in Rosemer Enverga’s favor. Enverga sued Neri in Small Claims Court for defamation based on Neri’s statements made at a press conference insinuating that Enverga had not fully accounted for the proceeds 

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Students helping at Tala, an ANCOP build site.
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Student service trips to PH change lives

TCDSB Service Trip encourages students to “Be the Change” in the Philippines By Jennilee Austria This winter break, 24 Toronto Catholic District School Board high school students will embark on the annual service trip to the Philippines. With the help of two TCDSB teachers and his father, Bernie Consul, TCDSB staff member Michael Consul has 

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A Conversation with Dr. Yen Le Espiritu

Filipino-American, Filipino Canadian: Location: OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Room 230, Time: 7:30pm – 9:00 pm, October 9th 2015 Filipinos/as in the US and Canada have many similarities and differences. Both share a rich history of migration, along with a diasporic notion of belonging and community formation. Compared to their kababayan in the US, however, 

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NDP MPP Gilles Bisson’s PMB to cap executive salaries fails to pass second reading

QUEEN’S PARK –NDP MPP Gilles Bisson’s Private Member’s Bill Capping Top Public Sector Salaries Act failed to pass its second reading in the legislature this afternoon (Oct. 1). The bill sought to cap salaries in the public sector that exceed twice that of the Premier’s – currently $209,000 per year. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath 

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Ongoing cuts to Ontario’s doctors put patient care at risk

QUEEN’S PARK–Following a morning meeting with OMA representatives, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned the Deputy Premier on her government’s cuts to physician services, and larger cuts to health care and front line services. Brown referenced the imposed cuts of $235 million on October 1 and $580 million on February 1 to Ontario’s 

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