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FIVE FILIPINO CANADIANS WIN CIVIC SEATS IN ONTARIO

For the first time in Canada’s largest province, Ontario has five political candidates from the Filipino Canadian communities who won civic seats during the municipal elections on October 24, 2022. It was quite a promising political performance, indeed. Five of the 11 Filipino Canadians in the winning circle are from different ridings in the Greater Toronto...

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...

Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government
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Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Some 55,000 education workers went on strike on Friday in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario after failing to agree with the provincial government for better pay and more frontline staff in schools. The workers, which include educational assistants, secretaries and library workers, served a notice of strike on Sunday saying they...

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...

Canadian recalls ‘pandemonium’ in South Korean district where 150 died in stampede
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Canadian recalls ‘pandemonium’ in South Korean district where 150 died in stampede

A Canadian in Seoul says he’s had trouble sleeping since witnessing tens of thousands of people crowding into side streets and alleys in the city’s nightclub district on Saturday, a scenario that led to the crushing death of more than 150 people.  Matthew Clement said he avoided the narrowest streets in Itaewon on Halloween after...

Most funds raised for ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest were returned or confiscated
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Most funds raised for ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest were returned or confiscated

An investigation has found that most of the $25 million raised by the “Freedom Convoy” was either returned to donors or ended up in an escrow account awaiting the results of a civil lawsuit. The Public Order Emergency Commission, the public inquiry tasked with looking into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during...

What is the Emergencies Act, and what special powers did Ottawa invoke last winter?
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What is the Emergencies Act, and what special powers did Ottawa invoke last winter?

A massive public inquiry is underway to determine whether the federal government was justified in its invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter during the “Freedom Convoy” protests. The Public Order Emergency Commission is hearing from high-profile witnesses and combing through sensitive documents to come to its conclusions. At the heart of the matter is...