|Celebrating Pinay pioneers|
Pinays MB officers, awardees and guests. Photos by Alex Canlapan & Nijrik Amaraco
by Lucille Nolasco
WINNIPEG – With the theme, Be Bold For Change, Pinays Manitoba, Inc. (Pinays MB) celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8) on Saturday, March 4, 2017, with a recognition luncheon for Filipino women pioneers in the community.
The luncheon, held at The Marlborough Hotel, was well attended by political leaders from different levels of government, special guests, members and their families and friends.
Coalition opposes changes to MPNP
Photo by Alex Canlapan
WINNIPEG – A newly formed organization composed of individuals from various multi-cultural communities held a two-day mobilization activity on February 28 and March 1 at the steps of the Legislative building. Many supporters brought placards expressing their opposition to proposed changes to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Four members of the Save the MPNP Coalition spoke about what they call the wrong-headed decisions the Manitoba government is making on the immigration front. The group believes the Conservative government’s proposed changes to MPNP will create financial and social barriers for newcomers. When implemented, successful provincial nominees will have to pay a $500 fee as part of their application.