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1st Chinese-Canadian in NHL inducted to B.C. Hall of Fame

In March 1948, Larry Kwong played one shift late in the third period for the New York Rangers in a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the old Montreal Forum. He was the first person of colour to play in the NHL. In March 1948, Larry Kwong played one shift late in the third period for the New York Rangers in a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the old Montreal Forum. He was the first person of colour to play in the NHL. (Larry Kwong )
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Minister Jason Kenney urges Canadians to recognize the achievements of black Canadians in law enforcement

Jason Kenney: “Black Canadians have made significant contributions to all areas of Canadian life, and this year we are focusing our celebration on the contributions of past black pioneers and present leaders who have done so much to serve and protect our communities.”

Immigration Minister Urges Canadians To Honor Blacks In Law Enforcement
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 6, 2013 10:47 PM PST

Observing February as Black History Month, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney Tuesday called upon all Canadians to recognize the achievements of black Canadians in law enforcement.

“Black Canadians have made significant contributions to all areas of Canadian life, and this year we are focusing our celebration on the contributions of past black pioneers and present leaders who have done so much to serve and protect our communities,” Minister Kenney said while speaking at the Canadian War Museum, according to a press release made by the Immigration office.

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Hassan: Canadian government should have power to revoke citizenship of terror suspects

 

Conservative MP Devinder Shory

Hassan: Canadian government should have power to revoke citizenship of terror suspects
By Farzana Hassan, Special to QMI Agency
Friday, February 8, 2013 5:54:35 EST PM

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has stated what many have been thinking for some time: He has proposed that Canadian passport holders who commit acts of terror abroad or in Canada may have their citizenship revoked.

The scope of the private member’s Bill C-425 proposed by Conservative MP Devinder Shory will therefore be expanded to include the right of the Canadian government to revoke citizenship of individuals with dual nationalities who commit terror abroad or against Canada.

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Montreal: Philippines-born artist Lani Maestro receives 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award

 

WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manila-born artist Lani Maestro with her neon installation at Plug In ICA.

Philippines-born artist wins prestigious Canadian award
November 25, 2012

Visual artist Lani Maestro.

Montreal artist Lani Maestro, born and raised in the Philippines, received the 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Nov. 19, 2012. The prestigious award is a $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian artist. The awards ceremony, followed by a reception, took place at the Bourgie Hall at the Musee des beaux-arts in Montreal.

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Thanh Hai Ngo and Tobias Enverga first Canadian Senate members of Vietnamese and Filipino origin

Tobias Enverga

December 31, 2012

Thanh Hai Ngo

Updated: December 31, 2012 | 5:39 pm
Canada’s Senate more diverse with first members of Filipino and Vietnamese heritage
By Staff
Torstar News Service
Senator Thanh Hai Ngo came to Canada after the fall of Saigion in 1975.

A banker with a university degree from the Philippines, Tobias Enverga moved to Toronto in 1981 and started at the bottom, in the Bank of Montreal’s mailroom.

Enverga describes himself as just an ordinary guy, who had never been an active Conservative party member or campaign fundraiser.

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Metro Morning host Andy Barrie “humbled” by Order of Canada

 

Born in Baltimore, Barrie got his first taste of broadcasting at the age of nine, when he was asked to wake up campers every morning over a public-address system at a summer camp.

Andy Barrie ‘humbled ‘ by Order of Canada
CBC News Posted: Dec 30, 2012 6:02 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 31, 2012 6:27 AM ET
CBC Toronto’s former longtime Metro Morning host Andy Barrie has been named a recipient of the Order of Canada.

He was awarded the distinction, “For his achievements in Canadian broadcasting, as the voice of a diverse Toronto, and for his advocacy on behalf of those living with Parkinson’s disease.”

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