Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

OTTAWA  – The Canadian  Caucus of Black Parliamentarians  met here this week for  its third annual summit which ended on Tuesday. According to a news release  issued at the close of the summit, four key issues were discussed: the efforts to adopt the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent; the social justice and […]

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

By Aldwyn McGill Thousands of soccer fans in Toronto are eagerly awaiting the big clash between Canada and the Jamaica Reggae Boyz at BMO Field Stadium on Saturday September 2. It is the rematch of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter final game that left both coaches wanting a better finishing performance from their teams. […]

Call for transparency

Call for transparency

Toronto lawyer Julian Falconer, a spokesman for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), called for accountability from the African Canadian Legal clinic (ACLC)  in a radio broadcast on Station CKFG-FM on Sunday. Falconer was a guest on the call-in show, Grapevine . Discussing  allegations of financial mismanagement at the clinic, Falconer said his advice to LAO which […]

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold at national championships

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold  at national championships

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse raced to a to a wind-aided 19.96 on Sunday at the Canadian track and field championships t to capture the  men’s 200-metre title for the first time in his career, edging Brendon Rodney (20.02) and Aaron Brown (20.13). “I’m happy about it,” said De Grasse, who wanted to break […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain  passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson was among several passengers on an Air Canada plane from Jamaica who helped restrain an unruly passenger who allegedly tried to open a cabin door mid-flight. The Air Canada Rouge flight 1805 from Jamaica to Toronto was forced to land in Orlando on Monday night after a passenger became aggressive […]

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 […]

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz  is sending  “shockwaves of excitement”  throughout  the Toronto carnival community with the launching  of  “Oh Canada.” Thousands showed up last Saturday at the mas’ camp at  Dynamic Boulevard in Scarborough  for the band launch where twelve sections were unveiled. As bandleader Marcus Eustace told the Caribbean Camera, “Oh Canada ” is a celebration of […]

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