Nunavut politicians vote to remove minister from cabinet over social media post

  IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s legislature members have voted former housing and Nunavut Arctic College minister Patterk Netser out of cabinet over a post he made on social media. Premier Joe Savikataaq put a motion forward earlier this week to remove Netser from cabinet. Savikataaq stripped him of his portfolios on Oct. 8, soon after […]

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to discuss vision for post-pandemic Caribbean at book launch

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to discuss vision for post-pandemic Caribbean at book launch

Ryerson University will  host  the virtual Canadian launching of former Jamaican Prime Ministert P.J. Patterson’s memoirs titled My  Politcal Journey on Monday. At the launch Patterson will speak about ” his days in office and a new vision for the Caribbean post-pandemic. He will also join Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Prinicpal of the […]

Councillors calling for alternatives to police response to mental health issues

Councillors calling for alternatives to police response to mental health issues

OTTAWA – Two Ottawa city councillors want the public to weigh in on possible alternatives to police when responding to calls involving mental health or addictions situations that don’t involve weapons or violence. The motion, put forward by Capital Coun. Shawn Menard and seconded by Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney, asks the Ottawa Police Services Board […]

Trinidadian farm workers ‘in limbo’

Trinidadian farm workers ‘in limbo’

Seven  farm workers from Trinidad who had been labouring in tobacco fields in Delhi, Ontario this summer are now ” in limbo.” Their work on the farm is over but they canot return home because of restrictions during the current COVID-19 pandemic Farmer Mike Bouw who hired the men, said they had booked flignts to […]

Marci Ien wins seat as Liberals face stiff challenges in two Toronto byelections

Marci Ien wins seat as Liberals face stiff challenges in two Toronto byelections

Broadcaster Marci Ien hung on to Toronto Centre for the Liberals, fending off a strong showing by recently elected Green party leader, Annamie Paul  in Monday’s byelection. Ien captured 42 per cent of the votes, just over nine points ahead of Paul whose recent elevation to the helm of the Green Party clearly boosted her […]

Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan must leave no one behind

Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan  must leave no one behind

By Dr. Jill Andrew New COVID-19 cases in Ontario surpassed 1,000 last weekend, setting a new record that has left many in our community with growing fears and uncertainty. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous and other people of colour across Ontario and of the more than 3,000 deaths from  the disease in  the province  […]

Allow the farm workers to return home

Allow the farm workers to return home

  Editorial Allow the farm workers to return home Many nationals of Trinidad and Tobago have been complaining about the treatment they have been receiving at the  country’s consulate  in  Toronto. In desperation, some  have suggested that the consualate should  be closed  and officials there should be sent  packing, We certainly  cannot agree that such […]

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor condemned by NDP and the Green Party

Blanchet’s defence of N-word used by professor  condemned by NDP and the Green Party

OTTAWA – Federal political parties are condemning the Bloc Québécois for defending the academic use of the N-word. New Democrat Matthew Green said academic freedom cannot be used to justify a racial slur that still hurts many, including himself, a Black MP. “For someone who has had that word hurled against them from the time […]

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre for federal Liberals

Marci Ien, the Liberal candidate for Toronto Centre, won the evenings election in a seat that was vacated after the resignation of former finance minister Bill Morneau. The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario riding of Toronto Centre in Monday’s byelection, according to results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, […]

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

Ottawa man falls to his death from 12th-floor apartment during police drug raid

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s civilian police watchdog, is probing the circumstances of the death of  Anthony Aust, a 23- year old man who fell from his 12th floor apartment last week during an Ottawa police drug raid in which tactical officers used a controversial  ” dynamic entry” to search the apartment. The SIU […]

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