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ASEAN Committee in Ottawa bids farewell to Philippine Ambassador, Petronila P. Garcia

Ambassador U Kyaw Myo Htut of Myanmar, in his capacity as Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Ottawa (ACO), hosted a farewell breakfast in honour of outgoing  Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia. Chief of Protocol Stewart Wheeler represented Global Affairs Canada in the event. ACO is composed of the heads of mission of the ASEAN resident...

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Air Canada Implements New Biosafety Protocols as it Begins Re-opening its Award-Winning Maple Leaf Lounges

MONTREAL, July 23, 2020 – Air Canada today announced the gradual re-opening of its Maple Leaf Lounges, featuring new biosafety protocols for the well-being of customers and employees. The Maple Leaf Lounge at Toronto Pearson, D gates re-opens on July 24 to eligible customers travelling on a domestic or international flight, with the Maple Leaf Lounges...

‘Don’t be like Toronto:’ Calgary mayor warns against large gatherings in parks
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‘Don’t be like Toronto:’ Calgary mayor warns against large gatherings in parks

Calgary’s mayor is warning citizens “don’t be like Toronto” and congregate in large numbers in parks. Naheed Nenshi made the comment in reference to thousands of people who squeezed into a downtown Toronto park on Saturday, despite calls from public health officials to avoid large gatherings. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has called the behaviour “reckless” and suggested those who...

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Employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

“Without revenues coming back to where they were, there’s just going to be some unfortunate outcomes,” said Bridgitte Anderson, president of Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
“This continued new normal is likely going to continue on through the summer for sure and into the fall. This is a very gradual recovery and unfortunately that brings along with it a lot of pain.”

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Young beauty raises fund for charity in Philippines

MANILA — A Filipina beauty queen, who grew up abroad, finds her peace in doing charity works in her parents’ home country. It was Excelsa de Jesus’ first time to visit here when she was crowned Miss Philippines America in the United States in 2016. As she was raised by parents who are both working in...

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ABAKADA PROGRAM BRINGS PHILIPPINE FOLKLORE AND FOOD TRADITIONS TO OTTAWA

3 August 2019, Ottawa – ABAKADA Atbp., the Philippine Embassy’s summer cultural program for children, marked its seventh year with a workshop on Filipino folklore and food traditions held on Saturday, 3 August 2019, at the Sentro Rizal Ottawa. ABAKADA Atbp. was created to acquaint local children of Filipino descent with various aspects of Philippine...