Community Expectations High for First Filipina-Canadian MP

The first Filipina to be elected to Parliament has the immigrant community from the Philippines buzzing. But the work doesn’t stop at winning elections. In fact, the hard work begins now, community leaders say.

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Changing Politics Behind the Scenes

Canada’s most diverse parliament with 50 visible minority MPs resulted in a strong cadre of visible minority political staffers who are moving the levers of power behind the scenes. Their roles are essential in ensuring the politicians they work for understand the communities they represent. As the prospect of an election looms, New Canadian Media delves into their work as they move from back rooms to the campaign trail.

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Sikhs Hoping for Recognition of 1984 Killings in India Amid Free-Trade Talks

Though it can be criticised as lip service, the Canadian government’s ongoing ‘dialogue’ on human rights with China sometimes has a bite. This was evident last week when China’s touchy foreign minister threw a temper tantrum at…

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Experts Say More Concrete Action Needed for Women’s Education, Sexual Rights

On International Women’s Day, equal rights experts say that cabinet gender equality, a prime minister who calls himself a feminist and social media campaigns such as #HeForShe help in the fight for women’s rights in…

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Canada’s House Speaker Geoff Regan Says Government Working on Immigration Plan

On December 3, 2015 Geoff Regan was elected as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons —reportedly the first from Atlantic Canada in almost 100 years. The veteran politician, who was first elected to…

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Implementing Diversity and Inclusion in Parliament: A More Complete Picture

With the appointment of parliamentary secretaries and opposition critics, we now have a more comprehensive picture of gender and visible minority diversity in Parliament’s leadership positions. How well has the Liberal government implemented its overall…

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Trudeau on Trump, the ISIS Mission, and a Referendum on Electoral Reform

Will the Liberal government hold a referendum on electoral reform? Is President Obama actually ok with Canada withdrawing its CF-18s from the ISIS mission? And what about Donald Trump? On Wednesday afternoon at the National Arts…

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Losing #CdnImm Candidates Share Lessons Learned

While Canada’s recent federal election resulted in more visible minorities being elected to Parliament than ever before, many also lost and are in the process of moving forward with the lessons they learned. Rev. KM…

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