Community

Form advocacy group, CASJ confab urged

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice must convene in the next two weeks a political action group that is non-partisan, working on issues that come from the grassroots, in order to ensure the effective participation of the Filipino community in the political process. In convening this political action group, CASJ must build strong alliances with 

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Jeffrey’s death and ugly issues facing youth

(Speech by Joel Reodica at the Consultation conference, “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice,” Oct. 30, 2004 at Metro Hall in Toronto.) MY younger 17 year-old brother Jeffrey Reodica was fatally shot 3 times after being encountered by 2 plain-clothes Toronto police officers. This happened on Friday, May 21st, 2004 just minutes away from our 

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Ambassador grilled at U of T forum

By Mel Catre TORONTO–Peter Sutherland, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines was grilled by University professors at U of T forum last Oct. 22, 2004. The lecture was sponsored by Asian Institute at St. Hilda’s College, Rigby room, titled “ A Forum on Current Trends in Politics and the Economy in the Philippines.” This forum was 

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Knights of Rizal donates $2,487 to Jeffrey fund

TORONTO–Knights of Rizal, Dimasalang Chapter under Sir George Poblete KCR spearheaded the Golf Tournament that netted $2,487 for the Jeffrey Reodica Legal Fund. This was with the help of all the Greater Toronto Area Chapters. The golf tournament was held last September 19 at Maples of Ballantrae Golf Club on Highway 48, Sutton. Sir Lino 

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FCT scholarship awards

FCT Update By Aida E. D’Orazio TORONTO–To encourage the Filipino Canadian youth in their pursuit for excellence in all fields of education, the Filipino Centre Toronto has launched its scholarship award competition for the year 2005. It is open to all students of Filipino heritage. Other criteria are: • Permanent address in the province of 

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CASJ attends Urban Alliance awards night

TORONTO – The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) was one of the organizations that attended theUrban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) 29th Biennial Awards Dinner on Oct. 14, at the Delta Chealsea Hotel. The event honored two distinguised recipients of the 2004 UARR President’s Award: John Honderich, former publisher of Toronto Star; and Julian 

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Swadron analyses the SIU report

(Following are the complete and verbatim notes of lawyer Barry Swadron read during the press conference on Sept. 29, 2004 called by the family of Jeffrey Reodica about the report of the Special Investigations Unit on the fatal of Jeffrey on May 21, 2004. – Ed.) _________________________ 1 The family of Jeffrey Reodica and its 

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Jeffrey: Post Mortem

By Manny Bade On September 29, 2004, the Special Investigations Unit had finally released its long awaited verdict on the shooting death of Jeffrey Reodica. While we feel disappointed at the verdict justifying the shooting by police of the 17 year old, it did not really come as a surprise. Nor did it raised eyebrows 

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Police Heroes

By Manny Bade In my two previous articles, I have written about racism in the police force of Toronto and deplored the outright brutality among some of its members. But I also never forget that the majority of police officers are decent human beings, working hard under risky conditions some of them extreme, to uphold 

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CASJ focus group reveals immigrants’ woes

JOVEL PATRICIO arrived in Canada in year 2000 armed with a college degree and a proven track of record as an outstanding social worker. She had high expectations of Canada including the dream of better job opportunities and better quality of life. Speaking in front of 25 participants during an focus group session held recently 

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