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Black people in Toronto are ‘disproportionately’ arrested and subjected to use of police force, OHRC finds

In the News   |   August 11, 2020

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A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission shows that Black people are more likely than other racialized groups or white people to be arrested, charged or subjected to use of force by Toronto... read more

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Expat musicologist contends O Canada not an original composition

In the News   |   August 4, 2020

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Ross Duffin, a distinguished university professor emeritus in the department of music at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, links musical passages of O Canada by French-Canadian composer Calixa Lavallée to previously published works by Wolfgang Amadeus... read more

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Black Professionals in Tech Network partners with Canadian companies to fight racism

In the News   |   July 30, 2020

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Canada’s largest network of Black tech professionals is partnering with some of the country’s biggest companies to better advance the careers of Black employees and combat systemic racism. The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN)... read more

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Nova Scotia, Ottawa now say they will support public inquiry into mass shooting

In the News   |   July 29, 2020

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The federal government has bowed to political pressure and will support a public inquiry into Canada’s deadliest mass shooting, after being backed into a corner by Nova Scotia – where opposition to a closed-door review became... read more

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Privy Council ‘concerned’ about claims surrounding Julie Payette

In the News   |   July 23, 2020

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The Privy Council Office said on Wednesday it is “very concerned” about allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour against Governor-General Julie Payette as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced calls to address the matter. “Harassment has no... read more

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Ottawa adding new census questions on gender, Indigenous people, linguistic and ethnic minorities

In the News   |   July 20, 2020

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The 2021 census will for the first time count transgender Canadians and include questions designed to get better data on Indigenous communities, linguistic minorities and ethnic groups. According to federal officials, the new census questionnaires... read more

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Veteran recruiter launches firm aimed at finding diverse candidates for executive roles

In the News   |   July 17, 2020

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A veteran executive recruiter has launched a new company focused on finding candidates who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour for executive positions across corporate Canada. Jason Murray, founder and president of the BIPOC... read more

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Poll finds majority of Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed

In the News   |   July 6, 2020

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More than eight in 10 Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed to non-essential travellers for the foreseeable future, according to a new Nanos Research survey. Most travel across the border was halted on... read more

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New security law could splinter Hong Kong’s justice system, erode rights to fair trial

In the News   |   July 3, 2020

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The law has been called the ‘death’ of a free Hong Kong, spreading a chill through lawyers and all who work in the justice system. The new national-security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong could... read more

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Russian voters back Putin’s bid to rule the country until 2036

In the News   |   July 2, 2020

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For a moment they lay on Red Square, eight people using their bodies to form the number 2036 – the year until which Vladimir Putin can remain in power, under changes to Russia’s constitution that... read more

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Group led by Canadian doctors and scientists calls for mandatory face mask use in indoor spaces

In the News   |   June 30, 2020

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A group led by Canadian doctors and scientists is calling on health authorities to make face masks mandatory in all indoor spaces outside the home. While the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends the use... read more

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Canadians playing key role in International Criminal Court’s defence against U.S. threats

In the News   |   June 26, 2020

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In its hour of need, confronting one of the toughest crises in its history, the International Criminal Court has turned to one of its earliest and staunchest allies: Canada. The war-crimes court in The Hague... read more

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Terrible wordplay: Should slurs, swearing and offensive terms be allowed in Scrabble?

In the News   |   June 25, 2020

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When John Chew first walked into the Toronto Scrabble Club in the summer of 1993, a “mixed race person with kind of geeky interests,” he immediately knew he’d found his community. There were people from... read more

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Ottawa has authority to free Meng Wanzhou now, former justice minister, Supreme Court justice say

In the News   |   June 23, 2020

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The Canadian government has the legal authority to set Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou free immediately, and is wrongly claiming otherwise after being embarrassed over revelations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group... read more

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Canadians are big players on far-right social media, British think tank study finds

In the News   |   June 22, 2020

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Canadians are promoting right-wing extremism in thousands of conversations that are openly taking place on the internet, a new study finds. On Friday, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a British-based think tank, released the findings... read more

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