Opinion & Analysis

Is it really cutting a backlog?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear editor, There is more than meets the eye to the Conservative Government’s boastful claim about cutting the immigration backlog. In fact, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney reduced the backlog by freezing programs, returning applications, and not accepting new ones. Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration always forgets to mention his real 

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Iskolars ng Bayan nearing extinction

The news that a University of the Philippines – Manila student took her own life after she was forced to take a leave of absence because of her failure to pay the tuition at the state university is very shocking. The 16-year old freshman of Behavioral Science was, according to an interaksyon.com report – which 

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18 of the best women journalists in one exhibit

MANILA — The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings gathers 18 of the best women journalists in the country in one exhibit that showcases their best works throughout the years. In celebration of the 18th Paz Marquez Benitez Memorial Lecture/Exhibit, the best 18 journalists of our times will be featured in an exhibit on Feb 21 

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Philippine senators stand in prayer before voting in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona in Manila

Manong Johnny and Gigi

The heart of the issue over the big, nasty fight in the Senate is about accountability in the use of public funds. Underneath the painful, though admittedly, entertaining exchanges and theatrics is the fact that the senators easily get away with millions in

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‘Inclusive growth’ is impossible if there is no genuine democracy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Pres. Benigno Aquino III has been so pleased with himself recently. Before the National Economic Development Authority released the country’s growth statistics for last year, President Aquino had already announced that it is something to be proud of, reportedly hovering around 6.6 percent. (Read story…)

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Getting their due

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The passage of the landmark Marcos human rights victims compensation bill or the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013” is a most welcome development even if reservations persist about how it will be implemented, once signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III, to the satisfaction 

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Girl with a big voice, a very big message

SPEAK-OUT TORONTO By Na’eema Garcia My name is Na’eema bint Idriis wa Amiira. In Arabic, this is Na’eema the daughter of Idriis and Amiira. I am 7 years-old. When I grow up I would like to be a Scholar, an Archeologist, a business owner, a Grand Master in Chess and a WNBA player. There are 

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Idle No More

The Government has repeatedly used the phrase “hitting the reset button” in reference to the F-35s and now in reference to the relationship between the federal government and First Nations. However, you cannot simply “hit the reset button” on decades of broken promises and mistreatment, nor can history be ignored. If the Government is serious 

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Laws in our lives

By Reena Basser There is so much protection offered to the tenant by the Ontario government, that I think it’s wise to go over some of the main topics on this issue that effects many people. My column is meant to bring to light some of the key points of Ontario Law. I am a 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservatives ignore housing need

Dear Editor, While cities and provinces are working hard on the pressing lack of affordable housing for Canadians, MP Roxanne James and the Conservatives are quietly getting the federal government out of it. An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Canadians are homeless and thirteen percent don’t have access to affordable housing with enough bedrooms for their 

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