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RP Embassy in Ottawa issues advisory on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Embassy of the Philippines Ottawa ADVISORY ON CANADA’S TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM (TFWP) (Source: http://www.vancouverpcg.org/) Following consultations with relevant Canadian authorities to whom concerns of Filipino temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada were conveyed, the Philippine Embassy calls the attention of affected Filipino nationals to the following program changes and situations relative to the TFWP. 1. … Continue reading

ASC reciprocates bans against HEIR Home Equity Investment Rewards, other entities, Archibald Robertson, Brent Borland, Wayne D. Robbins and Marco Caruso

News Release ASC reciprocates bans against HEIR Home Equity Investment Rewards, other entities, Archibald Robertson, Brent Borland, Wayne D. Robbins and Marco Caruso CALGARY –  The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has reciprocated certain sanctions the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) imposed on HEIR Home Equity Investment Rewards Inc., FFI First Fruits Investments Inc., Wealth Building Mortgages … Continue reading

Man posing as photographer charged with sexual assault;Police warn public and seek additional complainants

News Release Man posing as photographer charged with sexual assault Police warn public and seek additional complainants Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section detectives have charged Peter Malko, 52, withsexual assault, sexual exploitation and uttering threats, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in downtown Edmonton. It was reported … Continue reading

Cabinet ministers take five per cent pay cut; MLAs asked to follow suit

Cabinet ministers take five per cent pay cut; MLAs asked to follow suit

News Release Cabinet ministers take five per cent pay cut; MLAs asked to follow suit Effective February 1, cabinet ministers will voluntarily take a five per cent wage reduction as part of their commitment to exercising fiscal discipline in these challenging times. “While work on our overall budget challenges is ongoing, Albertans are clearly telling … Continue reading

CAT deployment successful in disrupting crime and disorder along Alberta Avenue

CAT deployment successful in disrupting crime and disorder along Alberta Avenue

News Release CAT deployment successful in disrupting crime and disorder along Alberta Avenue CAT finishes up with a “bang” The Edmonton Police Service Community Action Team (CAT) was very successful in its efforts to reduce crime and disorder along Alberta Avenue last week. Prohibited sawed-off high-power rifle seized by police “We made some really good arrests … Continue reading

Premier, Agriculture minister to travel to the U.S. to discuss trade and investment; Estimated cost of travel $28,200

Premier, Agriculture minister to travel to the U.S. to discuss trade and investment; Estimated cost of travel $28,200

News Release Premier, Agriculture minister to travel to the U.S. to discuss trade and investment Premier Jim Prentice will travel to Washington, D.C., and New York City from January 31 to February 6, while Verlyn Olson, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, will be in Washington, D.C., from February 3 to 5. During his mission, … Continue reading

Consulate General’s Office increases fees for consular services; Adjustments made due to foreign exchange fluctuations

Consulate General’s Office increases fees for consular services; Adjustments made due to foreign exchange fluctuations

News Release Advisory on New Schedule of Fees for Consular Services VANCOUVER — Starting February 1, 2015 new fees will be collected for passports, travel documents, visas and other consular services of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, as well as at its full-service consular outreach missions. The new fees will be also collected by … Continue reading

Unlicensed Calgary contractor faces 16 charges

News Release Unlicensed Calgary contractor faces 16 charges Howard Bursey, owner of Lock-Out Security Inc. in Calgary, has been arrested on warrants issued by Service Alberta’s Consumer Investigations Unit. He faces 16 charges under the Fair Trading Act and the Criminal Code of Canada, including fraud, theft under $5,000 and operating without the required licence … Continue reading