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Racial justice report card shows where political parties stand on racial equity and racial justice

TORONTO– Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having greater difficulties accessing 

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CARP: An overwhelming 99 per cent of CARP respondents say long-term care is a key issue in upcoming election

TORONTO– According to CARP’s latest poll, an overwhelming 99 per cent of its member respondents say long-term care is important in the upcoming election so it’s no surprise that long-term care is on every party’s platform. But what do people want, and what is each party willing to commit to? The poll, conducted by CARP 

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Q&A with Pinoy candidates for Ontario MPPs

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter As the countdown to June 7 begins, The Philippine Reporter caught up with candidates for the upcoming provincial elections. Here, they discuss their plans and key issues affecting Ontario and the Filipino community. Ramon Estaris is the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the Member of Provincial Parliament for 

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Magno wins defamation case vs BALITA

By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena The libel lawsuit brought by Oswald Magno against Balita, Balita Editor Tess Cusipag and Romeo Marquez has been resolved in Magno’s favor, bringing an end to a legal action marked by numerous delays. Justice Jane Ferguson of the Ontario Superior Court, in her decision dated May 23, 2018, found that 

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Fr. Rex B. Reyes: ‘Focus on the oppressive system, not the person’

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter In order to protect human rights in the Philippines, we shouldn’t focus on any one individual, but must instead address the country’s longstanding system of oppression as a whole. That’s the key message Fr. Rex B. Reyes highlighted on Thursday (May 17) during a lecture in Toronto, where he 

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Nastasha Alli: On food, identity and cooking Sinigang from scratch

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Growing up, Nastasha Alli, 30, always knew she wanted to be featured in a book. She’s a voracious reader of books on Filipino cuisine, often having books delivered to her aunt’s home in the Philippines and getting them shipped to Toronto. So it’s no surprise that Alli is 

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Political drama in Mississauga

From Angely Pacis to Tanya Granic Allen to Natalia Kusendova Tanya Granic Allen’s removal as a candidate due to her insensitive comments is just the latest of stunning events in the new riding of Mississauga Centre – and vindication for the campaign of Filipino-Canadian Candidate Rosemer Enverga. Even before “The Main Event” of the General 

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The role of technology in human rights promotion

Interview with Daisy Arago: By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “What is the role of technology in human rights promotion?” Daisy Arago posed the question as she joined RighsCon Toronto 2018, May 16 to 18 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Arago is the executive director of Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), a leading 

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Toronto Pinay stars in Hollywood film

LOS ANGELES–Christopher Broughton, who is a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc., has announced that Actress Aida King has been cast for the Movie, LIVE. The Hollywood suspense thriller will be filmed in the Philippines, Thailand and the US. Aida King will join what will be an A -List cast for the 

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Sentro Rizal opens in Ottawa, Toronto

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–“Meron tayong Rizal Commercial Bank, Rizal Sports Complex, meron tayong Rizal town at Rizal province hanggang posporo meron tayong Rizal, kaya baka sumosobra na tayo sa ating ‘veneration without understanding,’ sabi nga ni Renato Constantino noong 1970s.” Philippine national artist for literature Virgilio Almario, concurrently the chair of the 

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