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November 23 to December 13, 2012 issue

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Will au pairs replace caregivers?

By Beatrice Paez TORONTO – Many families are tilting in a new direction in their search for household care, and are turning to caregiver agencies to build another pipeline. Hiring au pairs instead of full-time live-in caregivers, a largely European concept, is unexplored territory in Canada, but that is about to change, says Manuela Gruber 

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Chyrell’s musical journey

By Beatrice Paez TORONTO –Ask Chyrell Samson what she wanted to be when she grew up, and without hesitation she would have answered, “doctor.” Singing was always in the backdrop, but never the frontrunner until her friends convinced her to strike out on her own. A trained choral singer, Samson strayed from centre stage, content 

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Remembering the Land

Fr. Rex Reyes on foreign interests in Ph mining, human rights and indigenous peoples’ resistance By Rick Esguerra Philippine Solidarity Group-Toronto November 1, KAIROS Ecumenical Justice Initiatives held a screening of the documentary Remember the Land: Global Ecumenical Voices on Mining, at the Loretto College in Toronto. Binnadang-Migrante (Cordillera people’s organization in Toronto) held its 

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Prime Minister Harper to visit the Philippines and HongKong

OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will travel to the Philippines and Hong Kong from November 10-11, 2012.  The visits will take place immediately following the Prime Minister’s six-day visit in India from November 3-9. He will be accompanied by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and 

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Never Forget: Ampatuan Massacre 3rd Anniversary

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A New Direction for Immigration in Ontario

McGuinty Government Introduces Plan to Attract Skilled Immigrants, Strengthen Economy Ontario is launching its first immigration strategy to help build a strong, globally-connected economy. The strategy sets a new direction for how Ontario selects, welcomes and assists immigrants to the province. It emphasizes the critical role skilled immigrants play in Ontario’s economic development, as workers 

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Most Current Research on Social Change in Canada

The Philippine Reporter believes that research matters. Hence, it is publishing information on some of the latest research gems significant to everyone. These studies are lifted from the SPAR (Social Policy Analysis and Research) Monitor, an inventory of recent social research information relevant to social policy. — Editors This bulletin is a quick inventory of 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions Dear editor, While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid credit cards, he continues to ignore the elephant in the room: outrageous credit card fees that cost small businesses billions every year. Each year, Visa and Mastercard 

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