What a Biden presidency could mean for the Caribbean

What a Biden presidency could mean for the Caribbean

By W. Andy Knight After the 2020 US election was over on November 3 last, it took seven days before CNN felt comfortable declaring Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. Biden has made history by accumulating more votes than any other presidential candidate in  the US – over 80 […]

Harris inspiring young Black Canadian women toward politics – MPs

Harris inspiring young Black Canadian women  toward politics – MPs

  OTTAWA — The election of Kamala Harris as vice-president of the United States will inspire more young Black women in Canada to engage in politics and run for office, says Velma Morgan, a Black Canadian activist based in Toronto. Harris’s father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India. She is the first woman […]

Former multiculturalism minister calls for support for Black History Museum

Former multiculturalism minister calls for support for Black History Museum

By Lincoln DePradine Former  Canadian Minister of  Multiculturalism and the Status of Women,  Jean Augustine, has  called for support for efforts to establish a Black History Museum in Toronto. “It is important that we get behind this,’’ Augustine said  last week  at the annual general meeting of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS). The proposed […]

Former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge named new Chief Executive Officer of TVO

Former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge named  new Chief Executive Officer of TVO

TORONTO — Former Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge has been named the new head of TVO. Orridge will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ontario’s public broadcaster on Nov. 30. Education Minister Stephen Lecce and TVO Board Chair Chris Day made the announcement on Tuesday, saying Orridge was the successful candidate out […]

Watchdog seeking witnesses to shooting of Black man by Montreal police

Watchdog seeking witnesses to shooting of Black man  by Montreal police

MONTREAL — Quebec’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Bureau,  is looking for people who witnessed police shoot a Black man in Montreal last month. Sheffield Matthews, 41, was shot and killed on Oct. 29 in Montreal’s Cote-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grace borough. The Bureau  has set up a command post in the neighbourhood to receive information about the shooting. […]

Mother to be reunited with Canadian-born children

Mother to be reunited with Canadian-born children

Immigration Matters             SukhramRamkissoon Mother to be reunited with Canadian-born children Over the years, mothers in Canada “without status” have been  routinely deported, leaving behind their Canadian-born children.  Upon their return to their native county, these mothers sought to file humanitarian and compassionate  (H &C) applications in their desperate bid  to be  reunited with their children […]

Face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise, researchers say

Face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise,  researchers say

A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask during strenuous workouts. Questions have been raised as to whether mask wearing during vigorous exercise might compromise oxygen uptake or increase the rebreathing of carbon dioxide, leading […]

Protesters gather in Notre-Dame-de-Grace to mourn Black man killed by Montreal police

Protesters gather in Notre-Dame-de-Grace to mourn  Black man killed by Montreal police

MONTREAL – About 200 people gathered at Trenholme Park  in Notre-Dame- de-Grace on Saturday afternoon, demanding police forces be defunded, with more resources being allocated to community groups that can respond to emergencies involving people with mental health issues. The group was protesting the fatal shooting last week of 41-year-old Sheffield Matthews. Montreal police officers […]

Government must move to counter hate groups – Jagmeet Singh

Government must move to counter hate groups  –  Jagmeet Singh

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the Liberal government must do more to tackle the growing threat of hate groups. The past five years have seen a proliferation of neo-Nazi groups and online content from the so-called alt-right, a white nationalist movement, with experts saying the number of hate groups in Canada has tripled […]

Montreal high school celebrates Kamala’s victory

Montreal high school celebrates Kamala’s victory

MONTREAL – Westmount high school on Monday celebrated Kamala Harris’s historic achievement on becoming the firsrt Black and first South Asian woman elected vice-president of the United States. Students held  up signs and notes of congratulation. Harris came to Montreal as a 12-year-old from California with her sister and mother and spent her formative teen […]