A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

EDITORIAL A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings When more than one thousand protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto to call for the defunding and abolition – yes, abolition – of all police forces in Canada, we should realize that  something is terribly wrong. While we believe that reform of police […]

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

The following was an address by Winston Dookeran,Under Secretary General, EUCLID University,Professor of Practice,at a virtual symposium  of  the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, in St. Augustine, Trinidad last Sunday: “The pandemic has been a global political stress test,” according to the forthcoming issue of Foreign Affairs. Capable states […]

Americans must not allow this opportunity for positive change to be squandered

Americans must not allow this opportunity for positive change to be squandered

  Last week, President Donald Trump decided that regardless of the Coronavirus pandemic, he was going to launch  his 2020  presidential campaign. Frankly, I have no problem with his decision to start his campaign but I am concerned that at his recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where temperature testing was conducted and facemasks handed out, […]

After ‘taking a knee’

After ‘taking a knee’

Editorial After ‘taking a knee’ After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “took a knee” at a recent anti-racism demonstration on Parliament Hill,  we certainly did not expect Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders to follow suit. But in what was clearly an act of courage, Saunders also “took a knee” at a protest demonstration in  front of […]

Geoerge Floyd’s death was a “public lynching’

Geoerge Floyd’s death was a “public lynching’

By Alvin Curling The brutal, murderous death of George Floyd in the United States has given me cause to reflect: How many times have similar tragedies occurred? How many marches have I taken part in to protest those tragedies? How many homes have I visited to comfort bereaved mothers, wives, partners, sons, daughters and friends […]

If Black lives matter, it’s time for true policy action and accountability

If Black lives matter, it’s time for true policy action  and accountability

By Celina Caesar-Chavannes Over the past several days, in the midst of the protests related to the killing of George Floyd and death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, many people have asked me this question: what does the government do now? What are the solutions to racism in Canada, Celina? As much as it frustrates […]

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