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COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG
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COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

December 17, 2022–Canada’s auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, but the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover billions of dollars in overpayments.   In a new report Tuesday, Karen Hogan said federal benefit programs provided relief to workers and employers affected by the pandemic and helped the...

Philippine gov’t addressing hurdles confronting business sector
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Philippine gov’t addressing hurdles confronting business sector

MANILA, December 6, 2022–The government is working to address the difficulties confronting the business sector, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Tuesday, underscoring the importance of business and investments in the country’s economic development. In his remarks during the 11th Arangkada Philippine Forum 2002, President Marcos enumerated those challenges, which include red tape, digitalization and...

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Shaping the future of immigration through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

November 30, 2022—Ottawa—Canada’s relationship with the Indo-Pacific region has been forged through generations of deep person-to-person connections. As a major source of newcomers to Canada and the fastest growing economic region in the world, the Indo-Pacific will continue to play a vital role in Canada’s immigration strategy. As part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Honourable Sean Fraser,...

New listings lag as Fraser Valley real estate market sees third month of declining sales
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New listings lag as Fraser Valley real estate market sees third month of declining sales

SURREY, British Columbia, Dec. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With sales down almost seven per cent from October, and new listings off by more than 20 per cent, the Fraser Valley housing market continues its slowing trend heading into the holiday season. Despite the market slowdown, opportunities are available, as evidenced by brisk turnover time...

PBBM wants stronger private, public sector tie-up for healthcare; seeks improved digitalization
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PBBM wants stronger private, public sector tie-up for healthcare; seeks improved digitalization

MANILA, NOVEMBER 24, 2022–President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday raised the need to further strengthen the collaboration between the public and private sectors to improve the country’s health sector. This comes after he met with representatives of the healthcare cluster of the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC). In the meeting, the President tasked the...

Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters
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Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters

Senators have passed a bill allowing low- and middle-income families to access government money to help care for their kids’ dental care, starting as early as Dec. 1. The dental benefit was a compromise between the Liberals and NDP as part of the supply-and-confidence agreement that will see the New Democrats support the minority government...

Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’
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Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’

VANCOUVER — Groups representing nurses across the country have a message for provincial and territorial health ministers — take the money the federal government is offering to start fixing the healthcare system without balking at conditions. Leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the Canadian Nurses Association met Tuesday with health ministers gathered...

Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President
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Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto(PCCT), at the Board Meeting on October 28, 2022, elected its new set of Executive Officers for the 2023-2024 term. Director Rainier Macandog hosted the 2- hour election meeting at his executive business office in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Nestor Von Canton was chosen as PCCT President.  Elected with N. Canton, were Cora De...