MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

Sites being single parent at Queen’s Park, travel and family Lindo says she did not make the decision lightly and there were a couple of reasons behind it, one of which was wanting and needing to be home with her family. The NDP member of the Ontario Legislature says the death of her father in […]

Christine Kangaloo elected President of Trinidad and Tobago

Christine Kangaloo elected President of Trinidad and Tobago

Former Senate President Christine Kangaloo has been elected President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She received 48 votes while opposing candidate Israel Rajah Khan received 22, when a full complement of the Electoral College convened last Friday in Parliament. There were three spoiled ballots. (The Electoral College comprises all members of the House […]

Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Editorial Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity Last Monday when the Toronto Police Service Board met to discuss the 2023 budget, the seven rookie councillors released a statement that cut to the core, echoing what many of the groups said in their presentations. The release lamented city government prioritizing law enforcement rather than addressing […]

Sponsor found eligible to file spousal sponsorship

Sponsor found eligible to file spousal sponsorship

By Sukhram Ramkissoon Canadian immigration law allows a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to sponsor a spouse so long as the sponsor meets certain requirements. For the purposes of this article, I will discuss a common ground of refusal that some sponsors encounter during their sponsorship application. For example, if a sponsor is not free […]

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

In 1995, Ontario Minister of Education John Snobelen proudly stated that by creating a crisis and bankrupting the system he would have an unimpeded path to reforming the province’s education system. He did just that by cutting $2 billion from the education budget. Snobelen under Mike Harris’ premiership, succeeded in his plan, and the Ontario […]

New Peru President Boluarte faces genocide inquiry

New Peru President Boluarte faces genocide inquiry

Peru’s top prosecutor has launched an inquiry into President Dina Boluarte and key ministers over weeks of clashes that have left dozens of people dead. The officials are being investigated on charges of “genocide, qualified homicide and serious injuries”. Violence erupted after ex-President Pedro Castillo was arrested in December for trying to dissolve Congress. On […]

Police want officers back in London schools

Police want officers back in London schools

Black community disagrees London’s police union says it’s time to bring back a program that places police officers in schools, but a parent and activist argues the move would be step back for London’s Black community.  The London Police Association has posted an online petition arguing that the student resource officer (SRO) program should be reinstated.  […]

Free Black Community Health check-up hosted by the Toronto Black Scientists

Free Black Community Health check-up hosted by the Toronto Black Scientists

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed some alarming statistics for the Black community in terms of health and wellness. In an effort to strengthen members of the Black community’s health, the Black Scientists’ Task Force (BSTF) will hold a Black Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, January 21st at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, from […]

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

OTTAWA — Former governor general Michaelle Jean was among dozens of high-profile signatories to an open letter issued last week calling for international help for Haiti. The letter in French, with the title “Taken hostage, Haiti is dying” argues that Haiti needs help to avoid becoming a failed state. The signatories include Senegalese President Macky […]

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