An initiative by the Toronto CFF about the quality and functions of Finnish Honorary Consuls has triggered a resolution by the Expatriate Parliament (USP), in its plenary in Helsinki on Oct 25-27. The resolution underlines knowledge of Finland and Finnish affairs, as qualifications of a would-be Honorary Consul. Drafted originally by Bill Holt, the resolution proves that grass-roots action by expatriate Finns can lead to results, even at the Finnish end. - The Ministry has, of course, found…Continue
Added by Niinistö Juhani on October 31, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments
Listening to Megan Leslie and reviewing the large audience at the Suomi-Koti Charity Dinner on Friday (Oct 26), I ended up thinking that this was actually a major landmark in the restoration of Finnish Canadian cohesion (lost in 1931), comparable to the arranging the suurjuhlat evening banquet at the Wanup Hall some years ago. - I recall when Megan Leslie was elected in 2008 some Finnish Canadians did not want to combine the concepts of "Finnish Canadian" and "NDP". Through that Suomi-Koti…Continue
Added by Niinistö Juhani on October 27, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments
The Finnish-Canadians get a mention in this labour issues piece by Walkom. But the Finns (long ago) got a landed immigrant status on arrival, the new Chinese temporary miners probably would not qualify in the Canadan Experience Class.
Anyhow, Walkom could have added that back then the recruitment of Finns "backfired", the Finns organized themselves and created values for the Canadian labor scene - that prevailed for decades.
Some years ago several immigrant organizations…Continue
Added by Niinistö Juhani on October 13, 2012 at 1:11am — No Comments