Highlights/racism

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Anti-Islamophobia vote: Canadians differ from government

It has been divisive ever since a Member of Parliament introduced her motion late last year. The government votes today on a motion to condemn racism and Islamophobia. Because of the Liberal Party majority, it is expected to pass. But» 

International, Society

Time to talk to the kids, says black writer

It’s Black History Month in Canada and, with all the rhetoric about ethnicity and race going on in the U.S., it’s a good time to talk to the kids, says Toronto parenting writer and blogger Samantha Kemp-Jackson. ‘It’s happening here in» 

Society

Denial of anti-black experiences are ‘suffocating,’ says advocate

When people talk about being subjected to anti-black racism, their friends or acquaintances will often downplay it, says Anthony Morgan, a lawyer and a community advocate. He says being black in Canada can sometime be suffocating. ‘Silencing a lot of» 

Society

‘Shockingly racist’ student costume party sparks online debate

A costume party by undergraduate students at Queen’s University in Ontario has sparked a heated online debate on the meaning of racism, cultural appropriation and political correctness. Photographs circulating on social media show mostly white Queen’s students in Kingston, dressed» 

Society

Majority of Canadians have negative views of Muslims: survey

A majority of Canadians do not hold positive opinions of Muslims, according to a new national survey released by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM). The survey of 1,500 Canadians conducted» 

Arts and Entertainment

Documentary seeks to heal wounds left by landmark protest

Selwyn Jacob says he wanted to make a film about the infamous Sir George Williams Riot the moment he heard about it from his professor at the University of Alberta back in 1969. The Trinidadian-born award-winning producer at the National» 

Indigenous, Society

Police association fires back at RCMP chief over racism remark

Stung by the admission of Canada’s federal police chief that his force includes racist officers, the association representing Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers says the remarks put “officers in harm’s way both legally and personally.” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

The Komagata Maru incident – Past racism, future challenges

REBROADCAST On Friday morning (May 23) Naveen Girn started his day at Vancouver harbour, and tried to imagine what it was like for 376 passengers 100 years earlier on May 23, 1914 who arrived at the harbour, and then were» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society

National Nursing Week – Working in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North National Nursing Week kicks off in Canada on Monday, May 12 and runs until May 18. In honour of the hundreds of nurses working in Canada’s remote northern» 

Politics, Society

Disturbing increase in ethno-religious incidents in Quebec

Earlier this week vandals in a district of Montreal spray-painted what can be construed as hate messages on an Anglican Church and on a Turkish bath often frequented by Muslim women. The message “ Go B (back) to your country-»