Time to seize the opportunity to serve your community

By Carlton  Joseph   Last week,  John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, unveiled  at City Hall a draft  municipal Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Plan contained five themes, 22 recommendations and 77 actions which the mayor said the “ City of Toronto could undertake.” The mayor conceded that the recommendations of the Plan […]

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

By Carlton Joseph The U.S. government has launched investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector.   The U.S. Commerce Department (DoC) says it will work with the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine allegations that wood was dumped at less than its fair […]

Eradication of anti-Black racism must be our goal

Toronto Mayor John Tory unveiled on Saturday the City of Toronto’s draft Action Plan to confront Anti-Black racism.In this article he writes about the consultations  with the  Black community about the problem and recommendations of the Plan.  By John Tory As good as we are striving for inclusion which matches our status as the most […]

One hundred days in which normal rules do not apply

by Carlton Joseph On October 22, Donald Trump travelled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to announce his “Contract with the American Voter,” which formalized his pledges for the next 100 days.   It listed 18 actions he would take under his executive authority as president, and 10 pieces of legislation he would introduce in Congress. On the executive […]

How might the Caribbean respond to Brexit?

By  David Jessop On March 29, after forty years of membership, the British government formally gave notice that it will leave the European Union (EU) in 2019. In a carefully worded, conciliatory letter, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that after separating, the UK hopes for […]

The ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board

No one envies the task facing Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter after the publication of the damning Report on the ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board. This latest review has nothing positive to say about the operations of the York School Board. And all of the negative things it includes […]

Tulloch Report recommends major improvements in police oversight

It is not at all surprising that the recently released Tulloch Report should identify so many areas in which Ontario’s system of police oversight can and should be significantly improved. The need for such surgical intervention has been frequently highlighted in the public outcry for justice, accountability and transparency in recent months and years. In […]

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

Beverley Tang-Kong: artist, mentor, community builder

By Michael Lashley Mississauga and the broader Caribbean community in the GTA have lost one of their guiding lights, the late Beverley Tang-Kong, affectionately known as “Bev”. Bev passed away on March 20, 2017. On March 25, 2017, her husband Jerry and her sons Andrew and Geoffrey were warmly supported by their extended family and […]

Permanent residence for seasonal agricultural workers

  A new Report, prepared by the well intentioned and highly respected Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), has painted a far too rosy picture of the experiences of seasonal farm workers in Canada. Almost exactly one year ago, The Caribbean Camera issued an Editorial which included a strong appeal for seasonal farm workers […]

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