Editorial

Value for life must reach all our youth

By Admin 26.05.2016

In what could not have been a surprise to many, a judge in Baltimore, Maryland this week found police officer Edward Nero not guilty in the ongoing case of the death of African-American Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015. Gray …

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Re: Donald Trump Are we scared yet?

By Admin 18.05.2016

Donald Trump’s campaign for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination continues to befuddle observers of all stripes as he continues to garner public support and win primaries, especially now that he is the only horse (or should we say elephant) in …

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The new long form census

By Admin 11.05.2016

We may be skeptical or even cynical about what our governments do, or in many cases don’t do, in the interest of the well being of this nation, but in order to hold any opinion regarding their actions, we must …

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SIU Loku report revealing

By Admin 04.05.2016

Under growing public pressure, led by the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter, the Office of the Attorney General finally released the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) report on the police killing of South Sudanese immigrant Andrew Loku. However, only nine …

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Electricity rates to go up again

By Admin 27.04.2016

If an Ontario ratepayer was to explain why consumers of electricity in this province pay triple the market price, he or she would have to include in the explanation that using less electricity can end up costing consumers more. Showing …

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Meilleur must resign as Attorney General

By Admin 20.04.2016

After a 15-day occupation at Toronto Police Headquarters, members of Black Lives Matter-Toronto (BLM-TO) and hundreds of supporters marched to Queen’s Park with demands for an inquest into the police shooting death of Andrew Loku. That march, coincidentally or intentionally, …

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Call an inquest in Loku’s death

By Admin 13.04.2016

It took the persistence of a group of mostly young people who banded together and refused to be bullied by police intimidation tactics, to bring local, national and indeed international attention to the questions raised in the police shooting of …

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T.O. Black activism alive and organized

By Admin 06.04.2016

The 15-day protest encampment led by the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLMTO) at Toronto Police Service Headquarters at 40 College St. ended this week with a march to Queen’s Park and a promise of more action to come …

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Why the silence on the killing of Andrew Loku?

By Admin 30.03.2016

The extrajudicial killing of South Sudanese immigrant Andrew Loku, 45, by a still unnamed Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer has been given a pass by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has decided not to lay charges. The SIU decision, …

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Obama makes history with his visit to Cuba

By Admin 23.03.2016

Say what you will about the two-term tenure of U.S. President Barack Obama, credit has to be given where credit is due. And, there is much. Where Obama has borne heavy criticism for his administration’s contentious approaches in the Middle …

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