Toronto City Council to create ‘Little Jamaica’ Heritage Hub

Toronto City Council to create ‘Little Jamaica’ Heritage Hub

Toronto City Council unanimously passed a motion  last Thursday calling for the establishment of a “Little Jamaica” Heritage and Innovation Hub in the Eglinton West area, from Marlee Ave. West to Keele Street. The motion, introduced by Councillor Michael Colle of Ward eight (Eglinton-Lawrence). also calls for the the Provincial Metrolinx Agency to immediately compensate […]

Oliver Samuels back for Jay Martin’s 50th birthday celebration

Oliver Samuels back for Jay Martin’s 50th birthday celebration

For fans of Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels who missed his performance last weekend on Jay Martin’s 50th Birthday Celebration and Crowdfunding event, there is another chance to catch the show this weekend. Also appearing on  this “telethon /award type” show are Kardinal Offishall, Russel Peters, Jully Black, Mike “Pinball” Clemons, Melanie Durrant and others, says […]

Government of Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

Government of Canada announces details for opening  of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

OTTAWA— Immigration  Minister  Marco Mendicino announced on Monday  details for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program, According to a news release  from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), over a 3-week period, from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020, Canadians and permanent […]

Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight persons tested positve for COVID-19

Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight persons tested positve for  COVID-19

Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended a wedding on Sept. 19 last at the Caribbean Cultural Centre in Oshawa, to contact the Health Department as soon as possible The Health Department has been notified of eight cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty obtaining a full list of […]

Alberta premier condemns racist rally

Alberta premier condemns racist rally

SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA – Police broke up a demonstration involving opposing groups  last week in the city’s northeast. About 100 people were involved and police say physical confrontations took place between those calling themselves patriots and others calling themselves anti-fascists. Kenney says racists and white supremacists are un-Canadian and un-Albertan. He says Canada, while imperfect, […]

Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for […]

Siblings, grandparents among those to enter Canada under new COVID-19 rules

Siblings, grandparents among those to enter Canada under new COVID-19 rules

  OTTAWA — Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19 border restrictions. The expansion of who can enter Canada comes after increasing public pressure on the Liberal government to show more compassion to families separated during an increasingly stressful time. Those who […]

Court rules in favour of gay conjugal sponsorship application

Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application

Immigration  Matters    Sukhram Ramkissoon Court rules in  favour of  gay conjugal sponsorship application The Federal Court of Canada recently set aside a negative decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)  with respect to a conjugal sponsorship appeal launched by a gay man. Let us look at some of the pertinent facts of the case.  The […]

Army commander orders Canadian soldiers to call out racism in the ranks

Army commander orders Canadian soldiers  to call out racism in the ranks

OTTAWA – Soldiers will be expected to blow the whistle to their superiors under a sweeping new order issued last week by the commander of the Canadian Army. The new directive, which is being distributed to all army units across the country, also warns of consequences for those who turn a blind eye. “We will […]

‘ For too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality ‘ – throne speech

‘ For too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality ‘ – throne speech

OTTAWA –  The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to address systemic racism ” informed by the lived experiences of racialized communities and Indigenous  peoples.” In the throne speech, read  last week by Governor General Julie Payette to mark the reopening of Canada’s Parliament,   the government notes that ” for too many Canadians, […]

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