Don Meredith has lost both senatorial and pastoral credibility

Don Meredith has lost both senatorial and pastoral credibility

Senator Don Meredith is being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion for the two-year sexual relationship which he had with a teenager. The outraged media and the public at large are convinced that he is guilty of moral depravity that is totally unacceptable for a senator. They are also being influenced by […]

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. […]

Action Plan to address crisis in Black education

Action Plan to address crisis in Black education

Do  Black students, especially males, not feel welcomed at school? Are they more encouraged to take applied rather than academic courses? Are there stereotypes that affect how they are treated at school? These are questions that keep cropping up when the “crisis in Black education” is discussed among parents and educators. Some of them say […]

Neethan Shan wins in Scarborough-Rouge River

Neethan Shan wins in Scarborough-Rouge River

Neethan Shan, well known in political circles in Toronto’s Caribbean community, won Monday’s byelection for city councillor in Scarborough- Rouge River  Shan who came to Canada from Sri Lanka as a refugee, is a former  teacher and school board trustee. He had the backing of the  NDP and will be the first Tamil-Canadian to serve […]

‘ All of us have a responsibility to fight injustice’ – Heritage Minister Melanie Joly

‘ All of us have a responsibility to fight injustice’ – Heritage  Minister  Melanie Joly

         ” Black History Month is an opportunity for Black Canadians to reflect on their history, to keep alive the memory of their past, and to uncover keys to understanding their present.” So said  Canada’s Heritage Minister Melanie Joly  at a reception which she hosted at the Canadian Museum  of History in Gatineau, Quebec on […]

Travel update after murder of Jamaica-born bouncer in Mexico

Travel update after murder of  Jamaica-born bouncer in Mexico

  By Judy Pham Warning Canadians of the high crime rate  in Mexico, the Canadian government, in an update on its “travel advice and advisory” website, has noted the shooting on January  16 last in Playa del Carmen in which five people were killed. One of them was Kirk Wilson, 49, a Jamaica-born Canadian. According […]

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

NEW YORK – United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo […]

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Black Nova Scotian woman to grace a new $10 bill

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre 70 years ago, will be the first woman other than the Queen  to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

Toronto Mayor John Tory has announced a plan to implement road tolls on two major highways in the city -the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. Should the road tolls be implemented? Ebony Narpatty Journalist People have to understand that  public policy is a balancing act. If you want development in your society, you’re […]

It’s time for Canada to adopt a fair voting system

By Nathan Cullen Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Our diversity is valued and reflected in nearly every aspect of Canadian society. Sadly, our outdated democratic system doesn’t reflect the diversity of voices in this country. In the last two consecutive Canadian elections, the Conservative and Liberal parties respectively won […]

1 2 3 19