Philippine Independence Day greetings from the B.C. New Democrats

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  • VICTORIA – New Democrat Leader John Horgan and Vancouver- Kensington MLA Mable Elmore issued the following  statement on the annual Philippine Independence Day celebrations on behalf of the B.C. New Democrats: “Today as millions of people in the Philippines and around the world celebrate Philippine Independence Day, we join with them in marking this great occasion. The Filipino people have shown remarkable courage, fortitude and capacity for hard work and enriching communities all over the world.

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    This is a good time to acknowledge their outstanding contributions,” said Horgan.

    Said MLA Mable Elmore: “Canada in particular is now home to a large community of Filipinos who have put down roots, established thriving communities and are proud to call themselves Filipino-Canadians.

    “On the 117th anniversary of this Philippine Independence Day we extend congratulations and warm wishes to the Filipino-Canadian community as it celebrates this important event. Canada is home to a vibrant Filipino-Canadian community. However, steps still need to be taken to fully integrate Filipino newcomers. It is vitally important that we support the return to a model of permanent immigration to allow all Filipino workers to contribute and participate fully in building our province and country.

    “Alongside this, we also need to look at improving the recognition of foreign credentials to ensure all immigrants are able to contribute and benefit in being part of Canadian society.

    “Filipino culture, language and traditions continue to make our multicultural society richer and more diverse. On behalf of the New Democrat Caucus we extend our best wishes to everyone for a happy Philippine Independence Day!”

    “Mabuhay ang Filipino- Canadian community!”

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