Ottawa constable found not guilty in death of mentally ill man

Ottawa constable found not guilty in death of mentally ill man

OTTAWA – An Ottawa constable who repeatedly struck a mentally ill man during an arrest four years ago was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. Ontario Court Justice Robert Kelly said he was also not […]

Ex-senator Don Meredith’s staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

Ex-senator Don Meredith’s staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

OTTAWA — The Senate of Canada will pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to nine employees of a now-resigned senator who say they suffered harassment, including sexual harassment, on the job. The decision  last week  to award $498,000 in compensation plus legal fees comes more than a year after a Senate investigation found […]

Minority companies need access to contracts

Minority companies need access to contracts

By Carlton Joseph Congratulations to Prime Minister’s Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on its initiative to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.  Trudeau announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions, including up to nearly $93 million from the Government of Canada over the next four years.  The program is expected […]

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives  in rural Ontario riding

OTTAWA — Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis, the Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race last month, says she’ll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding. Lewis said on Tuesday she hopes to run in Haldimand-Norfolk, held since 2004 by Conservative stalwart Diane Finley. Finley announced in August that she […]

Canadians in Guyana flying out, hundreds still stranded

Canadians in Guyana flying out, hundreds still stranded

Three groups of Canadians, among hundreds of them stranded in Guyana for more than two weeks.  left that country last week, some on an Eastern Airline flight to Miami, and the others travelled to Barbados to pick up an Air Canada flight to Toronto. Fifty-one passengers were in the first group which  left for Miami […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

Child cannot be faulted for remaining without legal status in Canada – judge

Child cannot be faulted for remaining without legal status in Canada – judge

Immigratiion Matter Child cannot be faulted for remaining without legal status in Canada – judge  A Federal Court judge  has ruled that ” a child who is brought to Canada by a parent cannot be faulted for remaining in Canada without legal status as a child.” “If that child, grown to adulthood, applies for permanent […]

Holness calls for ‘cooperation and partnerships ‘ to address challenges of climate change

Holness calls for ‘cooperation and partnerships ‘ to address challenges of climate change

  CHARLEVOIX, Quebec – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness  said at the G7 summit here on the weekend that Jamaica has supported climate change adaptation and is about to take steps  ” to limit and control plastics and other non bio-degradable materials and consumer waste which threaten our coastline and oceans. “However, we need  partnership […]

Three members of the Caribbean community to receive Order of Canada

Three members of the Caribbean community to receive Order of Canada

Three outstanding members of  the Caribbean community in Ontario  – two from Jamaica and one from Haiti- are among 23 persons who are being invested with the Order of  Ontario, the province’s highest honour. The announcement was made on Monday by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, who […]

Canada officially recognizes International Decade for People of African Descent

Canada officially recognizes International Decade for People  of African  Descent

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday  that the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. “Our commitment to the International Decade will help us better address the very real and unique challenges that Black Canadians face, and bring us closer to a more just and […]