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Chinese influence on Toronto growing (2)

By Wang Piyi (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

15:37, October 31, 2011

Current Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper did not have an official Chinese name when he served as the leader of the opposition party, and Chinese media outlets referred to him as "Ha Po," "Ha Bo," or "Ha Bu" in their news reports. After Harper became prime minister, his office introduced him as "Ha Po" in an official press release.

More and more local residents have begun to be interested in the Chinese New Year. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended the award gala of the Chinese Business Excellence Awards in Toronto this year and painted the eyes of a lion. He also delivered a speech to extend his Chinese New Year greetings to all the Chinese in Canada.

Greater awareness of participating in politics

Chinese people in Toronto have played more and more positive roles in social lives and are shifting the functions of Chinese communities from self-cultivation and self-help to positive integration into society, active participation in political affairs and the development of better social environment.

Following the expansion of Chinese groups in Toronto, they have conducted a series of activities, such as making donations to earthquake-hit areas in Wenchuan, Sichuan Province and legalizing acupuncture services in Ontario. These activities have promoted Canada's governments at all levels to pay greater attention to Chinese communities.

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