By Yvonne Sam Social and Political Commentator Once upon a very long time, Blacks respected each other. They were our grandparents, great grandparents or even further back than that. And today, although there are some of us who respect ourselves ...Read More »
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TORONTO, Ontario April 9, 2018 – Nova Scotian entrepreneur and Canadian civil rights icon, the late Viola Desmond, will be celebrated by Ryerson University, on Wednesday, April 11, for her contribution to Canada’s human rights movement. The university’s Office of ...Read More »
ST. ANN, Jamaica March 31, 2018 — Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Laurie Peters, praised the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for its stewardship and leadership in strengthening security across the Caribbean. This, she noted, is based on the “good return ...Read More »
TORONTO, Ontario March 28, 2018 (PRIDE) — The cousin of former MP and Ontario Fairness Commissioner, Jean Augustine, Cletus “Mitchie” Francis Mitchell, 85, passed away, peacefully, mid-afternoon, last Saturday, March 24, at home in North York, surrounded by his family ...Read More »
By Michael Van Cooten PRIDE Publisher/Editor TORONTO, Ontario March 23, 2018 — This year’s recipients of the prestigious Harry Jerome Awards (HJA) were announced yesterday. Organised, every spring, by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), the venerable organisation that ...Read More »
By Ahmed Hussen Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Reuniting Canadian citizens and permanent residents with their parents and grandparents helps to strengthen Canada. That is why this country has one of the world’s most generous sponsorship programs for parents ...Read More »
Head Of Quebec Human Rights Commission Resigns Amid Sex Assault Allegations; Should there have been a Ministry of Detection to ensure youth protection?
By Yvonne Sam Political and Social Commentator Just a few days after Quebec’s Premier Pierre Couillard, announced that he was sending reinforcements to the already beleaguered Human Rights Commission, Quebec Justice Minister, Stephanie Vallee, announced the resignation of Camil Picard, ...Read More »
VANCOUVER, British Columbia March 19, 2018 (CMC) – New research by the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, finds that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities ...Read More »
Quebec Government Providing Reinforcements To The Human Rights Commission — True Intent Or Political Bent?
By Yvonne Sam Political and Social Commentator On Tuesday (March 13), it was announced in La Presse that the Philippe Couillard-led government would be sending reinforcements to the already-moribund Quebec Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights, in an effort ...Read More »
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia March 12, 2018 — Last Thursday, on International Women’s Day, a new Canadian ten dollar bank note, featuring Black entrepreneur and human rights activist, Viola Desmond, was unveiled by federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, and Bank of ...Read More »