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Japan, Philippines sign several agreements to enhance bilateral ties

President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, January 12 witnessed the signing of several agreements aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two countries First is the exchange of notes for the grant of economic and social development program. This note involves the grant of 600 million yen for high-speed boats and other counter-terrorism equipment for the Philippine Coast Guard. A Memorandum of Cooperation on the low […]

todayJanuary 12, 2017

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Good news to all Filipino SSS Pensioners for 2017

President Duterte approves P1,000 increase in SSS pensioners’ benefits President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a P1,000 increase in benefits of pensioners of Social Security System (SSS). Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference in Malacañan Palace together with SSS top officials, Chairman Amado Valdez and President & CEO Emmanuel Dooc. "The President has approved a P1,000 pension hike this month with a corresponding 1.5 […]

todayJanuary 10, 2017 7

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President Duterte pledge priority on National Security

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has reiterated his commitment to end terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. According to Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the President reiterated his commitment to crush the Abu Sayyaf in the New Year Command Conference with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Malacañan last Friday (Jan. 6,2017). "Idiniin din ng Presidente na ‘yung kanyang commitment to end the ASG, ‘yung Abu […]

todayJanuary 7, 2017 3

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The Prime Minister of Canada announces the National Oceans Protection Plan

November 7, 2016 Whether facing the Atlantic, Pacific or Arctic oceans, the health, and protection of our coasts are critical to our environment, our economy, and to all Canadians. Today, Canada is announcing a marine safety plan that meets – or exceeds – international standards and is supported by commitments to Indigenous co-management, environmental protections, and science-based standards.  Canada has the longest coastline in the world. Our coasts support […]

todayNovember 7, 2016

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Snowdon City Councillor Marvin Rotrand, Vice President of the Montreal Transit Commission (STM), was re-elected yesterday as the chair of the Transit Board Members Committee (TBMC) of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). TBMC is comprised of Mayors and Councillors who sit on transit agency boards across Canada. Rotrand was acclaimed to a second two-year term as committee chair while Councillor Wes Brodhead of St. Albert, Alberta was elected vice-chair. “I […]

todayNovember 7, 2016 1

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Former Australian Health Minister Shares Experiences on Plain Tobacco Packaging

Toronto, September 27, 2016 – Today Councillor Joe Mihevc hosted a media event with former Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon and other health partners on the importance of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products.  The event provided an opportunity to learn from the Australian experience, the first country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco.  Similar approaches are now underway in Canada following the federal government’s announced intention to introduce plain […]

todaySeptember 27, 2016 2

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Great News Direct Air Canada Flight from Montreal to Shanghai

City Councillor Marvin Rotrand welcomed today’s announcement that Air Canada will soon launch direct service from Montreal to Shanghai. “This is exactly the type of service that City Council envisioned when we mandated the Executive Committee to work with Aeroports de Montreal to obtain more direct flights from Montreal to major business centres and emerging markets worldwide,” said Rotrand whose motion in 2014 launched Council’s reflections. During its debate, City […]

todaySeptember 23, 2016



AN INVITATION TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE OF RACIAL EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  Public Meeting - Under Representation - Visible Minorities in Municipal Elected Office Tuesday, April 5, 7 PM - 6767 Cote des Neiges  Dear Friend, On January 18 six Montreal City Councillors and various organizations representing visible minority communities convened an important press conference to discuss the absence of visible minorities in municipal office in Montreal. Specifically, the press […]

todayMarch 31, 2016


U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership

March 10, 2016 Washington, D.C., United States of America President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth.  They emphasize and embrace the special relationship between the two countries and their history of close collaboration on energy development, environmental protection, and Arctic leadership.  The two leaders regard the Paris Agreement as […]

todayMarch 10, 2016

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