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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 and 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»