MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

Cites 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 […]

Tory calls for mental health summit

Tory calls for mental health summit

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling for a national mental health summit. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Tory said it’s time that the country’s mayors, premiers, ministers and the prime minister sit down “to discuss how we can better coordinate across governments to support Canadians living with mental health and substance addiction challenges.” “We […]

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 […]

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

By Stephen Weir Now Magazine is now back in business and is now in new hands. The venerable entertainment magazine was purchased early this month by Gonez Media, a Toronto company owned and operated by former CP 24 personality Brandon Gonez. Now Magazine, started in 1981, used to self-describe as Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment […]

Snowflakes on Steel celebrates Pan Arts Network 25th anniversary

Snowflakes on Steel celebrates Pan Arts Network 25th anniversary

A tonic for the winter blues After a two-hiatus, Snowflakes on Steel is back on the stage this year. The Pan Arts Network is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the steelband community and supporters. It was 25 years ago when Earl La Pierre Jr. & Wendy Jones called a meeting asking all the bands to […]

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture  “Today, on the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture, we honour and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of the African continent and the African diaspora around the world. “People of African descent have shaped all aspects of life in Canada […]

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) will be celebrating its 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off on Sunday with a brunch at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be held in partnership with TD Bank, its lead sponsor, to recognize the achievements of Black Canadians and raise funds for the OBHS. The […]

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

By Lincoln DePradine The support of the federal Liberals, headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for the Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network is one indication of the Canadian government’s commitment to ensuring “excellence’’ in the Black community, according to Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi. “Our government is committed to fostering and encouraging Black excellence and access […]

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