Highlights / black lives matter

International, Politics, Society

Joining others, the NHL and its players cancel games to protest racism

Call it the bubble bursting. On Thursday–after apparently trying to skate past the issue for most of the week–National Hockey League players joined their professional brothers and sisters in sports leagues across North America to protest racism, police violence and, »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Toronto moves towards (much) wider use of body cameras by police

Some police officers in Toronto will soon be wearing body cameras–the first phase of a plan that will see the force purchase 2,350 of them at a cost of $34.1 million over five years. In a statement released Tuesday, the »

Health, Society

Hundreds demonstrate in Yellowknife in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Following a weekend that saw anti-racism rallies take place across the country, the Black Lives Matter movement reached the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories on Tuesday. Hundreds gathered in Yellowknife to protest anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism with a march and »

International, Society

Canadian pilot pays tribute to George Floyd

A Nova Scotian pilot paid tribute to George Floyd in an unique way on Thursday. Dimitri Neonakis took his Cirrus SR22 plane and flew 330 miles and drew a raised fist, a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement and »

Uncategorized

As Montreal nixes police body cameras, not everyone is happy

It’s been almost five years since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought world-wide attention to what everybody said was the need for police officers to wear body cameras. And for for a while, it appeared that was »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ screens in Montreal under the stars

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is one of the films programmed in the Cinema sous les Etoiles, (Cinema under the Stars) festival in the Montreal region this summer. “I think there’s an appetite for documentary films’ ‘I Am Not Your »

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Edmonton confronting racial profiling by police

Racist incidents and racial profiling accusations are piling up across Canada this month. In Quebec, the scene of four young black athletes labouring at the task of moving a float in last weekend’s annual St. Jean Baptiste parade, while a »

Politics, Society

Trudeau makes history at Vancouver Pride Parade.

The 38th annual Vancouver Pride Parade, headlined by Canada’s prime minister and his family, came off without a hitch on Sunday, making its way through the streets of the city with nary a hitch. As 500,000 people thronged the sidewalks, »

International, Politics, Society

Vancouver Pride Parade stirring something of a tempest

The Vancouver Pride Parade–set to run Sunday–is bathed in controversy. Black Lives Matter Toronto, which was invited by Pride Toronto to help lead this year’s parade, brought the procession to a standstill until a list of demands were met. The »

Politics, Society

Anti-racist leader under fire for racist tweet

The anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter, began in the US on the heels of several shootings of black people by police. The movement has spread to Canada. Recently members of the group had been camped in front of Toronto Police »