‘We urgently need to reimagine how we keep Ontarians safe ‘

‘We urgently need to reimagine how we keep  Ontarians safe ‘

Ottawa  Police Service Constable Daniel Montsion who repeatedly struck Abdirahman Abdi, a mentally ill Black man, during an arrest four years ago,  was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges on Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. The death of Abdi sparked […]

‘ Trade really does work best when it works for everyone’ – Mary Ng

‘ Trade really does work best when it works for everyone’  – Mary Ng

BIDEM 2020 ‘ Trade really does work best when it works for everyone’  – Mary Ng By Lincoln DePradine The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions across in various sectors  across the world, but at least one Caribbean nation is reporting that COVID-19 has not negatively impacted remittances from Canada and other countries. […]

Pickering student targeted by racism

Pickering student targeted by racism

After a Black student at a Roman Catholic school in Pickering, Ontario discovered that his yearbook tribute to his grandmother was replaced with a racist slur, nine more students  at the school have reported that their submitted quotations were also tampered with. Durham police have been interviewing faculty and students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary […]

New law needed to allow safe byelections – Annamie Paul

New law needed to allow safe byelections – Annamie Paul

OTTAWA — Green party Leader Annamie Paul is calling on the government to pass legislation proposed by Elections Canada on holding safe balloting before carrying on with byelections in two Toronto ridings. Paul said in a statement last week  that the federal government should follow Elections Canada’s proposal to help the agency administer an accessible, […]

Schulich School of Business and A Different Booklist team up to offer free business certificate program

Schulich School of Business and A Different Booklist  team up to offer free business certificate program

  York University’s Schulich School of Business has partnered with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre in Toronto to launch an” introduction to business ” certificate program. for Toronto’s Black community. The webinar program  which if free of charge, covers topics that range from marketing and accounting to leadership and human resources management and concludes with […]

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 […]

‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA

‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon ‘No shows’ now requested to report to CBSA In one of my coloumns last month, I highlighted a case of a woman from the Caribbean, who failed to report for removal arrangements. Years after being directed to leave Canada, she submitted a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application, requesting special consideration based […]

‘Growing your business with other people’s money is the way to go’- Dr. Wendy Cukier

‘Growing your business with other people’s money is the way to go’- Dr. Wendy Cukier

BIDEM 2020   ‘Growing your business with other people’s money is the way to go’- Dr. Wendy Cukier By Lincoln DePradine Toronto Mayor John Tory has acknowledged barriers being faced by Black-owned business and has promised that he’ll continue collaborating on helping them overcome their challenges. Small businesses – including “Black-led enterprises’’ – require support […]

Marci Ien is getting ‘social’ with voters in Toronto Centre

Marci Ien is getting ‘social’ with voters in Toronto Centre

By Stephen Weir Marci Ien has left the world of television and if the voters in Toronto Centre agree, is on her way to starring in the Big Show in Ottawa. Caribbean Canadian journalist, TV personality and soon-to-be author is the 51-year old Liberal candidate for a federal byelection that  will  be held on October […]