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Girlie Dioquino succumbed to lung cancer

Girlie Dioquino succumbed to lung cancer on May 14, 2012 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital. It was a brief battle with the dreaded disease that quickly weakened her and gave her so much pain. Like thousands of women from the Philippines, Girlie came to Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program in 2007 through an employment 

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Changes to migrant workers program; Unfair Reduction of migrant workers pay: Wrong

A UFCW Canada Human Rights Department Release OTTAWA — The Canadian Labour movement and non-government organizations (NGOs) say that recently announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) permitting employers to pay migrant workers up to 15% less and fast tracking employer applications for these workers is unfair and misguided. “Allowing employers faster access 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Deleting the backlog is irresponsible, cruel

Dear editor, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s callous treatment of people’s lives by hitting the “delete button” on the immigration backlog should make us all concerned. Kenney will be cancelling and returning the applications of 100,000 people who applied before February 2008 and have been patiently waiting to immigrate to Canada under the Federal 

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Migrant urge better embassy services

Red Deer, AB – Migrante Alberta is pushing the Philippine embassy in Canada to provide better access to its services for Filipinos in the province. Representatives from the Philippine consulate based in Vancouver are set to conduct an outreach mission for passport renewal on May 25 to 27, 2012 at Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. 

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What’s Up, Asia?

Queer Asian Youths commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with Asian LGBT Activists and creates Anti-Homophobic Photo-journal Over 40 LGBTQ youths of Asian heritage and allies gathered at Glad Day Bookshop on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The event, “What’s Up, Asia?”, featured guest speakers, 

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PH commended for competent ASEAN body chairmanship

The Philippines received commendations from resident Heads of Missions representing ASEAN countries as it wound down its chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Ottawa (ACO). Ambassador Leslie B. Gatan steered the 231st ACO meeting, the last under Philippine chairmanship, on 9 May 2012 at Tahanang Rizal, the Philippine ambassador’s official residence. On the agenda were 

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New book on human rights struggle of Ontario agricultural workers

On April 12, UFCW Canada activists attended the Toronto book launch of Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, edited by lawyer Fay Faraday and professors Eric Tucker and Judy Fudge. The book is a collection of essays that chronicle the two stories underlying the Supreme Court’s historic Attorney General of 

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Trustee Mogado to keynote Fil-Am Teachers Conference

Noted and well-respected GTA education board official and community leader Marlene S. Mogado will address the 6th Annual Conference on Teacher Certification and Career Building in Ontario. The event is to be held on May 26, 2012, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at May Robinson Recreation Hall, 20 West Lodge Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. The yearly event is 

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PCCT holds ‘Doing Business in the Philippines’ seminar

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) is presenting a seminar on “Doing Business in the Philippines”. PCCT President Oswald Tugadi said the seminar is composed of three parts, Part I of which will be held as follows: Doing Business in the Philippines Seminar, Part I Sunday, May 27, 2012, 1 to 4 P.M. Monte Carlo 

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