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YEARS OF CHAMPIONING CAREGIVERS' CAUSE PAYS OFF

Pura Velasco has been waiting 20 years for this day.

Since her arrival in Canada as a foreign caregiver in 1989, the 59-year-old Filipina has been advocating for the rights of desperate foreign caregivers in Canada.

Yesterday, that work was vindicated.

When Ontario Minister of Labour Peter Fonseca rose in the Legislature to announce his government is introducing legislation to protect exploited caregivers, the soft-spoken, 4-foot-11 Velasco saw years of volunteer work finally pay off.

[note: above is an excerpt from Part III]

Please click on the links below from the Toronto Star to read full stories.


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