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 […]

Mississauga mayor calls for ‘reforming community policing’

Mississauga mayor  calls for ‘reforming community policing’

Mississauga Mayor  Bonnie Crombie has released a statement  pointing out the need to “explore reforming community policing “following yet another fatal police shooting. Crombie said “in light of recent events here at home and south of the border,” the Peel Police Services Board will be analyzing the 2021 police budget “through a different lens.” And […]

‘Defunding’ police and funding mental health resources will save lives, experts say

‘Defunding’ police and funding mental health resources  will save lives, experts say

The recent death of a Toronto woman who fell from her 24th-floor balcony while police were in her home has renewed calls for an overhaul of how society deals with people in mental health crises. Some experts believe “defunding” police – taking some of the taxpayer money going to law enforcement and putting it towards […]

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Justice of the Peace Prior Bonas dies in Brampton at 71

Trinidad-born  Justice of the Peace Prior Noel Bonas who was a widely known promoter of ” Carnival fetes,” died at his home in Brampton last Thursday after a brief ilness, He was 71. His wife, Sandra, said  he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April. Bonas who came to Canada in 1972, worked as an […]

Co-Founder of Caribbean Camera Kifayat Mohammed dies in Brampton at 75

Co-Founder of Caribbean Camera Kifayat Mohammed dies in Brampton at 75

Kifayat Mohammed, one of the founders of The Caribbean Camera, died at the Brampton Civic hospital on Saturday.He was 75. His daughter, Faadia, said he had been ailing for some time with Parkinson disease. Mohammed who was  the Chief Financial Officer of the Mirror Group of newspapers in Trinidad, came to Canada in 1989. Along […]

New Democrats to call for action plan to address anti-Black racism in Peel schools

New Democrats  to call for action plan to address anti-Black racism in Peel schools

 New Democrat MPP Sara Singh (Brampton Centre)  will put forward a motion  today in the Ontario Legislature calling on the Doug Ford government to commit to an independent, transparent investigation into anti-Black racism allegations at the Peel District School Board and a properly funded action plan to address its findings. “Anti-Black racism in schools is, […]

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

By Stephen Weir Happy. Exhausted. Full up to here with doubles and roti. Thousands and thousands of people spent two days soaking up the Soca and riding the Reggae wave at Mississauga’s TD Irie Music Festival. And for those that couldn’t get enough of headliner Farmer Nappy there was a perfect weather Sunday cruise aboard […]