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Law society names Toronto’s first Black female bencher

Tanya Walker
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR A decade ago, Tanya Walker was called to the bar after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. When the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) convocation reconvenes in September, she will reach another milestone by becoming the …

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Mixed reactions following meeting on racism

By Admin 20.07.2016

By TOM GODFREY Some members of the community and activists are disappointed but encouraged following a boisterous and high-spirited meeting to discuss racism and other issues with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory in Regent Park. About 500 people …

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Premier urged to end gov’t role in detention of migrants

By Admin 20.07.2016

By TOM GODFREY A well-known anti-carding activist has appealed to Premier Kathleen Wynne to end Ontario’s role in the detention of migrants who are jailed for years in maximum security institutions while awaiting deportation. Activist Desmond Cole made the urgent …

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Ontario NDP leader hears community concerns

ONDP Leader, Andrea Horwath
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Though the next provincial election is two years away, Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath isn’t wasting time in engaging communities and putting the party in a position to seriously challenge the Liberals in 2018. …

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Ryerson U. unveils bench in honour of Raymond Chang

Brigette Chang-Addorisio, Lucas, Donette Chin-Loy, Anthony Addorisio and Savanna.
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Whenever Darius Sookram is on Ryerson’s campus, he plans to sit on the bench in the university’s park, also known as The Quad, which was unveiled last week to memorialize former chancellor Raymond Chang who died two …

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Politicians get earful at anti-Black racism town hall

By Admin 20.07.2016

By PAT WATSON Toward the end of an extended and emotional three-and-a-half hour public meeting held by the new Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD) on Thursday evening, Toronto Mayor John Tory at the urging of activist journalist Desmond Cole, publicly acknowledged that …

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Nominate an exceptional Guyanese for a Golden Jubilee Award

By Admin 20.07.2016

The Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary (Canada) Inc. organizing committee, in partnership with the Guyana Consulate, is inviting nominations to select outstanding Guyanese in Canada to receive a Golden Jubilee Award to mark Guyana’s 50 years as an independent country this …

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