Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to discuss vision for post-pandemic Caribbean at book launch

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to discuss vision for post-pandemic Caribbean at book launch

Ryerson University will  host  the virtual Canadian launching of former Jamaican Prime Ministert P.J. Patterson’s memoirs titled My  Politcal Journey on Monday. At the launch Patterson will speak about ” his days in office and a new vision for the Caribbean post-pandemic. He will also join Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Prinicpal of the […]

U.S. election results could impact immigration to Canada next year

U.S. election results could impact immigration  to Canada next year

OTTAWA — A new poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies suggests Canadians are feeling skittish about any planned increases to immigration next year, after months of low numbers of new arrivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fifty-two per cent of those polled this week say they want the levels to stay low […]

Marci Ien wins seat as Liberals face stiff challenges in two Toronto byelections

Marci Ien wins seat as Liberals face stiff challenges in two Toronto byelections

Broadcaster Marci Ien hung on to Toronto Centre for the Liberals, fending off a strong showing by recently elected Green party leader, Annamie Paul  in Monday’s byelection. Ien captured 42 per cent of the votes, just over nine points ahead of Paul whose recent elevation to the helm of the Green Party clearly boosted her […]

Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix to break record for most wins

Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix to break record  for most wins

Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton became the most successful Formula One driver of all time in terms of race wins on Saturday with a dominant 92nd career victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, who took the chequered flag a huge 25.592 seconds ahead of second-placed team mate Valtteri Bottas, had equalled Ferrari […]

Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan must leave no one behind

Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan  must leave no one behind

By Dr. Jill Andrew New COVID-19 cases in Ontario surpassed 1,000 last weekend, setting a new record that has left many in our community with growing fears and uncertainty. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous and other people of colour across Ontario and of the more than 3,000 deaths from  the disease in  the province  […]

Calls for Guyana tourism minister to resign

Calls for Guyana tourism minister to resign

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s main opposition coalition, APNU+FC, has called for the resignation of Tourism Minister Oneidge Walrond. The call was made after Walrond admitted that she was a dual citizen when she was recently sworn in as minister of government and as a member of parliament. In a statement, the tourism minister said […]

United National Congress to hold internal elections on December 6

United National Congress to hold internal elections  on December 6

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced December 6 as the date for the party’s internal elections. She made the announcement at a virtual meeting on Monday night. “Take notice that the UNC’s internal election to elect a new national executive for our party will […]

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor condemned by NDP and the Green Party

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor  condemned by NDP and the Green Party

OTTAWA – Federal political parties are condemning the Bloc Québécois for defending the academic use of the N-word. New Democrat Matthew Green said academic freedom cannot be used to justify a racial slur that still hurts many, including himself, a Black MP. “For someone who has had that word hurled against them from the time […]

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien, the Liberal candidate for Toronto Centre, won the evenings election in a seat that was vacated after the resignation of former finance minister Bill Morneau. The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario riding of Toronto Centre in Monday’s byelection, according to results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, […]

Work underway on Canada’s first Black arts centre

Work underway on Canada’s first Black arts centre

Alica Hall, executive director of the Nia Centre For The Arts in Toronto, said at a news  conference last Friday that work has started on the creation  of Canada’s first Black arts centre. She spoke of a $7.5-million renovation of the Nia Centre’s 14,000-square-foot headquarters on Oakwood Avenue to create “a safe, culturally affirming place […]

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