Conservatives vote against $15 minimum wage

Ontario Conservatives voted against Ontario’s Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act, effectively saying no to a $15 minimum wage, no to equal pay for part-time and full-time workers, no to expanded personal emergency leave, and no to at least three weeks of vacation after five years of service. They promised to roll back a $15 

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CARLOS Bulosan Theatre play development workshop on ‘Our Time of Night.’ From left: Isai Rivera Blas; Luis Arrojo; Leon Aureus (artistic producer CBT and dramaturg); Susan A. Lock; Richard Mojica (playwright); and Arlene Pacuan at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Nov. 16 to Dec. 9, 2017.

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Councillor Neethan Shan, Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River

TORONTO COUNCIL VOTES: June is Filipino Heritage Month in Toronto

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–The Toronto City Council voted to designate June as Filipino Heritage Month on Wednesday, November 8. With 41 ‘Yes’ votes and no dissent, the motion in council meeting received unanimous support across various political persuasions. “I congratulate all those individuals and organizations within the Filipino community in Toronto and around Canada that 

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Eric Tigley explaining his works to audience

It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Art Show By Tigz!’

Artist Interview: Eric Tigley By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Local Filipino Canadian artist Eric Tigley held a two-day art exhibition at The Freedom Factory at 22 Dovercourt Road in Toronto on Oct 20-21, 2017 as his prize for winning the Martkd shoe painting battle earlier this summer. The art battle took place at the Red Bull 

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At Distillery District in Toronto

Two women journalists talk about politics, media, technology

Sheilah Ocampo Kalfors and Nona Ocampo By Pet G. Cleto What happens to a woman when she enters the media and dons on the same media hat worn by the greater percentage of media practitioners, who are male? I just assume somehow many women have a big fighting chance to have more power than males 

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How Filipino-Canadian businesses can benefit from Big Data

By Jason Garcia Companies saw analytics as the most important technology for a data-driven business, a recent global study of enterprise data revealed. According to SAP’s Data 2020: State of Big Data study conducted in August 2017, an overwhelming majority of companies (96%) cited the value of analytics as a data technology to get insights 

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Average rent in Canada’s largest cities reaches record high

By Ysh Cabana Inching closer to the $2,000 threshold, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto remains one of the highest in Canada. According to apartment search portal PadMapper, the median price Torontonians are paying for a one-bedroom unit this month is $1,940, which was a 0.5 per cent month-over-month increase. That’s up 

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Manny Mogato

2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Manny Mogato to speak in Toronto

Manny Mogato is the 2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow. Hear him speak on Dec. 5, 2017, 6 pm at Wilson Hall, University of Toronto. 40 Wilcocks Street corner Spadina Ave., Toronto The Marshall McLuhan Award for Investigative Journalism is the Embassy of Canada in Manila’s flagship public diplomacy initiative. Forum organized by Filipino Canadian Writers and 

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Launch of Diasporic Intimacies Nov. 17

The book, “Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries,” edited by Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo and Fritz Pino, will be launchedon November 17, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10 pm at the Urban Space Gallery on 401 Richmond Street, Toronto. The event brings together artists, activists, scholars, and frontline community workers as they reflect on the 

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RISING TYRANNY: The Philippines today

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM Doors open and refreshments at 6:30 PM The Mary Ward Centre, 70 St. Mary Street, Toronto (near Bay & Charles Sts.) After a year-and-a-half in power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of change has been replaced by authoritarian rule.  Even before Duterte was sworn into power, his regime embarked 

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