VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

Do you believe that the revised policy on ‘carding,’, will put an end to the targeting of young black men by police in arbitrary and discriminatory street checks? Phil Vassell Artistic Director The revised policy on carding does not put an end to the practice. Ontario’s new “street checks” regulation, which goes into effect on […]

Canada will not be spared from the ‘hate wave’ – Van Jones

Canada will not be spared from the ‘hate wave’ – Van Jones

A high-profile political commentator and former White House policy adviser has warned that the same class tensions and divisive forces that swept Donald Trump to power could easily take root in Canada, adding it would be “irresponsible” to pretend otherwise. Van Jones, a CNN political contributor, said the “hate wave” that has stirred vigilante behaviour and […]

Revised carding policy criticized for retaining data

Revised carding policy criticized for retaining data

The Toronto Police Services Board last Thursday approved a revised carding policy that will allow police to retain data collected under the old system. The new policy is intended to bring Toronto Police in  line with provincial regulations that will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, banning arbitrary street checks and the collection of […]

CELEBRATING BARBADOS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT A GALA IN TORONTO LAST SATURDAY

CELEBRATING BARBADOS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT A GALA IN  TORONTO LAST SATURDAY

When we watched television from outside someone’s window Addressing Barbadians at a gala in Toronto on Saturday to mark Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence, Haynesley L. Benn, Consul General of Barbados in Toronto, recalled the time when the Union Jack was lowered for the last time in his native country. It was a time when  […]

Canada announces $54 million in aid in Haiti

Canada announces $54 million in aid in Haiti

Canada will give $54 million to Haiti over the next five years, including more than $2 million in immediate aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said. The funding announcement came on the final day of Bibeau’s three-day trip to Haiti, where she is seeing first-hand how Canadian aid money is being used in areas decimated last month by hurricane Matthew. Most […]

Views On The News

Views On The News

Do you believe that the recommendations of the Independent Police Oversight Review will lead to positive change with respect to transparency and accountability by police officers in Ontario? Ken Singh Legal Practitioner I do. We cannot have police investigating police. We need accountability and transparency. Just look at CARIBANA. We need change. Change is good. […]

Black Health Alliance to host youth-focused mental health forum

Black Health Alliance to host youth-focused mental health forum

Several Black youth, mental health researchers, frontline workers and MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes will share their stories about mental health, recovery and support at the Black Health Alliance’s  Mental Health and Youth forum on Saturday. Venue for the forum is the  North York Civic Centre Council Chamber (5100 Yonge Street). The event runs from  9 a.m. […]

Police Oversight Review told officers investigated by SIU should be named

Police Oversight Review told officers investigated by SIU should be named

By Gerald V. Paul The names of police officers who are investigated by the SIU should be made public, even when the SIU decides not to charge them, the Independent Police Oversight Review was told at a public meeting last Thursday evening, at Metro Hall in Toronto. The recommendation was made to Justice Michael Tulloch […]

Antigua and Barbuda`s Information Minister calls on nationals in Toronto to pursue excellence

Antigua and Barbuda`s Information Minister calls on nationals  in Toronto to pursue excellence

By Gerald V. Paul Antigua and Barbuda’s Information Minister Melford Nicholas, speaking on the theme ” building an economic powerhouse together,” called on fellow nationals  in Toronto to pursue excellence for its own sake and make it their daily commitment. In the keynote address at a gala on Saturday night to celebrate Antigua and Barbuda’s […]