Tag Archives: Marvin Rotrand

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 […]

AN INVITATION TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE OF RACIAL EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

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 […]

Letter from City Councilor Marvin Rotrand of Snowdon

Dear Friend, Next week’s City Council meeting will debate my motion to urge the Government of Canada to ban artificial trans fats in food. I had initially raised this as a Borough motion in Cote des Neiges – Notre Dame de Grace. When this was reported, the Boroughs of Lasalle, St. Leonard and Plateau Mont […]

The ASPQ calls on Canadian Health Minister Philpott to act on Trans Fats

Montreal, March 3, 2016 – With the support of many organizations, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (the Quebec association for public health, or ASPQ) calls on Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, to start working on regulations to eliminate industrial trans fats from our foods. In his Ministerial Mandate letter, Prime Minister […]

An Open Rant From A Victim’s Daughter Part 2

TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS! FORGIVE ME FOR THIS LONG POST, BUT THIS IS VERY INFORMATIVE ESPECIALLY FOR FILIPINOS WHO ARE LIVING HERE IN CANADA (QUEBEC). The moment I posted about the SAAQ benefit issues for the Filipino people who are working here in Canada under OPEN PERMIT and the INSUFFICIENT TRAFFIC LIGHTS on […]

An Open Rant from a Victim’s Daughter

It was in June 2015 when a serious vehicular accident happened to my mother (Mailane Bituin). We were still in the Philippines back then and we were not able to stay on her side while she recovered from that event that almost took her life away. She broke her ribs, bruised her lungs and suffered […]

A National Scandal in the field of Politics

When minority comprises the majority of the population and visibility among minorities is hardly visible enough as being supported by the data from each provinces of Canada. A problem exist and was taken for granted. Its been for how many years the different political parties throughout Canada didn’t pay attention to the need of visible […]

Statistics Canada indicates that about 30% of the Montreal population is composed of visible minorities.

Yet only 6 of 208 municipal elected officials on the island of Montreal are from visible minorities. Two are members of Montreal City Council (Frantz Benjamin and Alan De Sousa), two are members of various Montreal Borough Councils (Monica Rincourt and Nathalie Pierre-Antoine) while two are members of suburban town councils (Errol Johnson in Dollard […]

A zoning flavored sustainable health!

The Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN—NDG) Borough is proposing to amend and add sections to the urban planning by-law and the By-law concerning occupancy certificates and certain permits. These amendments will have direct effects on land use across borough territory and indirect effects on the health and overall well-being of its population. Presentation of a health by-law, at […]

The Filipino Indigenous People Organization in Quebec

Celebrating the month of Indigenous People, month of October every year as declared by the Republic of the Philippines, a proclamation No.1906, s. 2009, of which Republic Act No. 8371, dated October 29, 1997, known as the “Indigenous Peoples Rights Act” (IPRA). In Canada, province of Quebec, a newly organized non-profit organization came to existence. […]