Application process for parent and grandparent sponsporship changed

The Government is committed to a fair and transparent immigration system. Changes made to the Parent and Grandparent Program will improve access to the application process, given that the number of applications accepted for intake is limited. In order to give the same chance to all Canadians who are interested in applying to sponsor their 

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Artist/Author Interview: Eric Tigley

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Eric Tigley is a Toronto schoolteacher and artist/children’s book author. Born and raised in the Jane and Finch area, his childhood experiences struggling to fit in and grow as an artist despite limited resources heavily inspired the themes of his artwork and writing. His recently self-published children’s picture book titled, Round 

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Standing from left: Rosemarie Sadlier, Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Rachelle Cruz, MPP Soo Wong,  Scarborough Agincourt, Hermie Garcia, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Michelle Ramos, Roberto Hausman, Lui Queaño and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Laura Albanese. 
Seated from left: Pet Cleto, Leslie Copada-Gesell, Mila Astorga-Garcia and Althea Manasan.

National Ethnic Press Holiday Get-Together

Cypriot Community Centre, Toronto, Dec. 16, 2016 PHOTOS: HG and 3 from NEPMCC website

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File photo of Chinese students place flowers at a memorial honouring the dead at the Nanjing Massacre Museum.                                                   PHOTO: REUTERS

Ontario remembers victims of WWII in Asia

Memorial wall for Nanjing Massacre victims Bill 79, the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act, 2016, passed Second Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill received unanimous voice vote from all three parties, and it will now be referred to the Standing Committee of Justice Policy. If passed, every year, December 13th will be designated Nanjing 

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The Joy of Giving: 5 Ways to Give with the Whole Family

By Simone Mets Author of Very Christmas Each year, we are teased earlier and earlier of the impending holiday season.  Then suddenly, time flies, and, as if by magic, we find ourselves right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of it all. Creating a signature family tradition of giving is not only fun, 

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From left: With husband Ramil, daughter Karina, Angela, the celebrant, daughter Elyka and son Elihja.

France Ampioco’s 50th Birthday Celebration

FRANCE Copada Ampioco celebrated her golden birthday with family and friends on Dec. 17, 2016 at Canadian Legion,Toronto.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE!   Virgina ‘Pina’ Rigillo celebrated her 70th birthday at Saint Clare Parish on November 12, 2016. This event was attended by her family, close friends, and former and current employers.

Community Round-Up by Ariel Ramos


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We cannot afford the cost of ignoring poverty

Taking care of those in need now will cost us less in the long run TORONTO– As a family doctor who works largely with people living on low incomes, poverty is at the root of many of the illnesses I treat. And, a dozen or so years into my career, my workload shows no sign 

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Grave challenges to media under Duterte regime

By Althea Manasan A growing culture of impunity around media killings, online threats toward reporters and the antagonism toward the media by President Rodrigo Duterte are among the biggest challenges facing the Philippine press today, says journalist Gigi Grande. The ABS-CBN anchor spoke at an event hosted by the Philippine Press Club of Ontario on 

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Trudeau has every right to speak from the heart

By Gavin MacFadyen Columnist, Troy Media NEW YORK– If the worst Canadians have to worry about is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waxing eloquent about the late Fidel Castro, it’s safe to say things are pretty darn good in the Great White North. Upon learning of Castro’s death at age 90, Trudeau praised him as a 

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