ACLC to intervene in the Queen vs Nur

By Gerald V. Paul The African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada in the Queen vs Nur, which will consider the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences for possession of a restricted firearm. This case is an appeal by the Crown of the Nov. 12, 2013, decision of Ontario Court of […]

Education beyond borders

Education beyond borders

By Gerald V. Paul Education Beyond Borders (EBB) launched its Ontario chapter last Friday with the goal of extending its mission to engage, educate and empower teachers. President Noble Kelly told The Camera that “Education Beyond Borders strives to engage, educate and empower educators and ultimately their students around the world to provide quality education […]

Tough new rules tackle smoking dangers

By Jasminee Sahoye Starting Jan. 1, the Ontario government is banning smoking in children’s playgrounds, publicly owned sports fields, and restaurant and bar patios. Also, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act will be revised to bar the sale of tobacco on university and college campuses from the same date. Changes to the act will replace a patchwork […]

‘Elvis’ has entered the building

‘Elvis’ has entered the building

By Gerald V. Paul So when the Eyes guy heard that 100 souls were turned away at the Heartbreak Hotel, oops, packed Elite Banquet Hall last Saturday at The Caribbean Children Foundation 14th Anniversary Gala, I was wondering how many came for the signature entertainment, Travis Persaud – Elvis Presley tribute artist. Toronto-born of Guyanese […]

Hunter: From factory floor to legislative floor

Hunter: From factory floor to legislative floor

This profile is one of a periodic series on powerful and inspirational women. By Jasminee Sahoye She knew as a teenager that she had the potential to be a leader and not just an ordinary leader but someone who would run for office and take on challenges. Ontario’s Associate Minister of Finance, responsible for the […]

Breast cancer booklet gives you the facts

By Jasminee Sahoye Many believe that breast cancer affects only older women but statistics show that four per cent of breast cancers in Canada occurred in women under the age of 40, which is approximately 1,055 cases. And according to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) of Ontario, 18% of all new breast cancer cases […]

Migrants denied health rights, study finds

By Gerald V. Paul “The primary objective of this study was to present data describing the reasons and dominant diagnostic categories for medical repatriation of migrant farm workers in Ontario between 2001 and 2011,” Dr. Aaron Orkin, an emergency physician at Humber River Regional Hospital and lead author, told The Camera on Tuesday. The study […]

Tropicana ‘thrilled’ with $6M centre

Tropicana ‘thrilled’ with $6M centre

By Gerald V. Paul “We are thrilled with our new home,” Tropicana’s Executive Director Sharon Shelton said as the organization celebrated the grand opening of the expanded $6 million facility. “In the past one would have to travel quite a distance in order to take advantage of our various programs and services. With the new […]