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It’s Harder to Escape Poverty Today than 30 Years Ago, New Report Reveals
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It’s Harder to Escape Poverty Today than 30 Years Ago, New Report Reveals

A new report by Feed Ontario reveals skyrocketing food bank use with a 64 percent increase in first-time visitors, and points to the lack of quality employment opportunities and disinvestments in essential social support programs as the drivers of this growth. TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Feed Ontario released its 2022 Hunger Report...

Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests
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Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests

The inquiry into the Liberal government’s historic choice to invoke the Emergencies Act to quell weeks-long demonstrations against COVID-19 mandates last winter is now moving into its public policy phase. The Public Order Emergency Commission is expected to hear this week from about 50 experts who will share their perspectives on the use of the...

‘An amazing feat’: Emergencies Act inquiry wraps up six weeks of hearings
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‘An amazing feat’: Emergencies Act inquiry wraps up six weeks of hearings

The inquiry probing the Liberal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to last winter’s weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests has wrapped up its public fact-finding hearings. The Public Order Emergency Commission heard from more than 75 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, and introduced more than 7,000 documents into evidence over...

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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...