Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology – councillor

Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology – councillor

MONTREAL — A Montreal city councillor said he will introduce a motion next week to restrict the use of facial recognition and other “invasive” surveillance technologies by city police. The motion is based on a bylaw adopted by New York City and would be the first in Canada to address the use of facial recognition […]

Man charged in stabbing death of mosque caretaker

Man charged in stabbing death of  mosque caretaker

Police have arrested a 34-year old man  in the stabbing death of 58-year-old Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, a  Guyanese-born volunteer caretaker at the Inernational Muslim Organization (IMO) mosque in Toronto. Guilherme Von Neutegem has been charged with first-degree murder. “There does not appear to be any motive and there does not appear to be any known relationship […]

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE- Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in Haiti. Moise has ruled the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation by decree since mid-January and in recent weeks renewed protests against his leadership have flared up. The […]

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes

Dozens of  students gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto on Saturday calling for changes  with respect to  the issuing of work permits. The students say the requirements for graduates to gain permanent residency in Canada are too strict, and economic disruption from the COVID-19 crisis has made those requirements essentially impossible […]

Advocacy group launches project to help families ‘navigate’ education system

Advocacy group launches project to help families  ‘navigate’ education system

Parents of Black Children , an advocacy group, launched a project on Tuesday  designed to support families with Black children as they  ” navigate  Ontario’s education system.” A news release from the  group says the project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Family Innovations Stream and will consist of three parts: Education System Workshops:  […]

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel Regional Police met with mayors from the region in Malton last week to demand an end to police violence. The families of Jamal Francique, D’Andre Campbell, Ejaz Choudry, Chantelle Krupka and Michael Headley spoke with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown at Malton […]

Governor of Cayman Islands approves same-sex partnership law

Governor of Cayman Islands approves  same-sex partnership law

GEORGE TOWN  – The Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper on Friday approved a law making same-sex partnerships legal in the British Overseas territory. “Today we will end the discrimination being suffered by Caymanians and others on our islands whilst protecting the institution of marriage,” said Roper. “This action does not alter or undermine […]

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons – five men and one woman- were shot outside Spence’s Bakery on Eglinton Avenue West in  Toronto hours before dawn yesterday morning. The shooting in the neighbourhood known  as “Little Jamaica” is  believed to be “gang-related”  but  police say some of the people who were shot were innocent  bystanders. According to the police, […]

Call for ‘ complete overhaul of police oversight’ in Ontario

Call for ‘ complete overhaul of police oversight’  in Ontario

Laura Mae Lindo,the chair of the Official Opposition Ontario NDP Black Caucus, has called for ” a complete overhaul of police oversight ” in the province. Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre, made this appeal last week after Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) cleared all police officers of wrongdoing in the death last May of Regis […]

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