VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: A report, released last Thursday, found that Jamaica-born Senator Don Meredith breached the senate’s ethics code by engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a young woman which started when she was 16 years old. The report found that he did not uphold the highest standard of dignity inherent to his position. […]

A $47 million investment in Black youth

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, Michael Coteau, have provided solid evidence that they understand the relevance of the popular saying “action speaks louder than words”. The action announced last week by Minister Coteau is ground-breaking: the provincial government has decided to allocate $47 million for a four-year Black Youth Action Plan. […]

Online platform to raise awareness on gender-based violence DITORIAL

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has developed a regional online platform – ‘Break the Silence’ – aimed at raising awareness on gender-based violence. A soft launch was held during the International Day Women’s Concert last week  at Emancipation Park, Kingston, under the theme ‘Unite to End Gender-based Violence’. The online platform, […]

YWCA Toronto announces ‘Women of Distinction’

YWCA Toronto announces ‘Women of Distinction’

Three members of  the Caribbean community are among seven “Women of Distinction” whose achievements are being recognized by the YWCA  Toronto in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. The YWCA Toronto, Canada’s largest multi-service women’s organization,  announced the names of this year’s  ” Women of Distinction ” on Tuesday. In making the announcement, YWCA Toronto […]

Report of Transformational Task Force on policing does not go far enough – Jeffers

Report  of Transformational Task Force on policing  does not go far enough – Jeffers

The wide-ranging report of the Transformational Task Force on policing was finally approved at a meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board on February 23 last. But for Kenneth Jeffers, the lone black member of the Board and long-time community activist, the report  which  recommends a “neighbourhood-centric” approach to policing and a change in police […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: A report released last week by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program indicates that since 2011, Canada has housed more than 200 Canadian children in detention in Toronto’s Immigration Holding Centre. Should children, Canadian or non-Canadian, be confined in immigration detention facilities? Jasmine Gabriel Professional Track and Field Athlete I […]

Hundreds of Canadian children detained in Immigration Holding Centre -report

Hundreds of Canadian children detained  in Immigration Holding Centre -report

A report released on Thursday by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) calls on the Canadian government to implement urgently alternatives to the detention of children rather than confining them in immigration holding facilities or separating them from their detained parents. The report titled Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention notes […]

Reject discrimination against Muslims

Why would any parliamentarian hesitate to support the need to recognize and take action against the anti-Muslim wave that has been steadily gaining strength in Canada? Our constitution- in particular Subsection 15 (1) of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms- explicitly guarantees the principle of equality, of non-discrimination against any person or group on […]

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