Tom Godfrey



Tom Godfrey Tom Godfrey

Tom Godfrey began his wide-ranging journalism career covering the community for Contrast News, one of the first Black newspapers in Toronto. He then went on to become an Investigative Reporter for the Toronto Sun and Sun Media, where he covered immigration, crime and security issues for 30 years.

He has a passion for community journalism and has freelanced for Metro News, NOW Magazine and the Etobicoke Guardian.

Tom’s stories have led to changes in policy and the creation of a Top 10 Most Wanted list. He is the winner of a Toronto Police Service Award, Professional Fire Fighters Association Award and four Edward Dunlop Awards for outstanding journalism.

He can be reached at tgodfrey@rogers.com

Taunts by Blue Jays fans reveal harsh truth about racism in T.O.

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By TOM GODFREY Reports of racist taunts at a recent Toronto Blue Jays game are disturbing and uncalled for in our diversified city as the cherished team battles their way to hopefu


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UN report urges U.S. to apologize, provide compensation for slavery

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By TOM GODFREY A dialogue has been started by a United Nations body that is suggesting African-Americans and their descendants who were affected by the global slave trade receive a


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Will police conference address conflicts with Black community?

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By TOM GODFREY Some residents are wondering if an international think-tank being hosted by Toronto Police next year will tackle the touchy situation of police and their dealings wi


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Multicultural policy changed cultural makeup of Canada

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By TOM GODFREY Many of us would not be here today and the face of Canada would be different if it was not for the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau who introduced our multicultura


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Call to screen new immigrants on ‘values’ draws outrage

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By TOM GODFREY Conservative Party leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch first tried and failed to introduce a “snitch line” for people to report barbaric cultural practices, so she


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Historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech more relevant than ever

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By TOM GODFREY The bomb threats, sound system sabotage and police intimidation tactics failed to stop the thousands of Blacks who marched on Washington, D.C. and changed the course


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Discriminatory rental advertisement prompts outrage

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By TOM GODFREY The public backlash was quick and fierce against a Mississauga landlord who was outed within hours for trying to rent a basement apartment – to everyone except Bla


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Support for Saunders is growing, according to new poll

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By TOM GODFREY A majority of Toronto residents are warming up to, or even starting to like, Chief Mark Saunders more than a year after he took the top policing job, according to ne


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Manuel continues legacy of Olympians speaking out against racial injustice

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By TOM GODFREY We all cheered as Jamaica’s beloved Usain Bolt captured his historic third gold medal in the 100-metre dash at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to remain the wo


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Leadership and accountability needed from Ottawa Mayor

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By TOM GODFREY Many people are calling for long-time Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to surface and have a good long talk with his friend and colleague John Tory about race relations in To


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