Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Editorial The housing dilemma has reached a critical juncture nationwide, with Ontario encountering particularly acute hurdles as average home prices have surged twofold in under a decade. Governments at various levels are scrambling for solutions and vying for acknowledgment of their endeavors. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s administration, upon winning a majority, vowed to confront the […]

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

The Toronto Revellers, led by Jamaal Magloire, set the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season ablaze with their grand band launch of “GAIA: Mother of All Life” at the upscale Parkview Manor Banquet Hall. A crowd of just under 1,000 was treated to a spectacle of colourful costumes and captivating performances, showcasing the Revellers’ innovative take […]

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

By Tamanisha John Between December 5-7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas military planners from the United States, Canada, Barbados, and other CARICOM entities met to make plans for Tradewinds ’24. There, it was determined that the 39th iteration of Exercise Tradewinds (EXTW24) would take place, at least in the first phase, in Barbados. Between January […]

W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy unveiled: The Niagara Movement documentary premieres

W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy unveiled: The Niagara Movement documentary premieres

In honor of W.E.B. DuBois’ 156th birthday on February 23rd, WNED PBS presented its original documentary “The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights,” shedding light on the influential Black leader. Directed by Lawrence R. Hott, an Emmy Award winner and two-time Oscar nominee, the film delves into the clash between sociologist and author […]

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

The Black Coalition of Quebec announced the passing of Dan Philip, the former president, on Monday at the age of 87. Recognized as a stalwart advocate for the rights of Black Quebecers, Philip’s legacy spans decades of tireless activism and leadership within the community. In a statement released by the organization, Philip was hailed as […]

Unveiling the Caribbean’s Hidden Gems and Unforgettable Destinations

Unveiling the Caribbean’s Hidden Gems and Unforgettable Destinations

The Caribbean isn’t just about stunning landscapes. Its vibrant culture and diverse activities ensure an unforgettable trip. From UNESCO sites to local cuisine, there’s something for everyone. With all-inclusive resorts and easy island hopping, planning is simple. Whether seeking serenity or adventure, the Caribbean promises unforgettable experiences. British Virgin Islands Nestled where the North Atlantic […]

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

by Yolanda T. Marshall The Medicine Chest: A Physician’s Journey Towards Reconciliation Written by Jarol Boan. “In The Medicine Chest, Boan exposes the healthcare disparities in a country that prides itself on an equitable healthcare system and examines the devastating effects of diabetes, the myth of “the drunken Indian,” the inner workings of hospitals, Missing […]

Success of Haiti’s new council hinges on including ‘gang’ members in talks

Success of Haiti’s new council hinges on including ‘gang’ members in talks

By Carlton Joseph Dozens of US citizens were evacuated from Haiti on a State Department charter flight Sunday, and many others are waiting to be rescued as Haiti remains paralyzed by escalating gang violence and political instability.  Meanwhile, a boat carrying 25 migrants from Haiti was intercepted by Florida officials and turned over to the […]

A step forward, but far from a cure

A step forward, but far from a cure

The recent provincial budget has been met with cautious optimism by Ontario’s medical community. The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has acknowledged the significant investments in team-based primary care and home care as positive steps. However, the overarching sentiment is that these measures, while welcome, are insufficient to address the deep-rooted issues within Ontario’s healthcare system. […]

‘Immigrant’ is a gross euphemism for ‘settler’

‘Immigrant’ is a gross euphemism for ‘settler’

By Azeezah Kanji “We are all immigrants.” The phrase has become a popular slogan of opposition to the closing of borders in Canada and the United States. It has been written on protest signs held high against Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, and echoed by Canadian politicians proclaiming their acceptance of […]

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