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Category: Human Rights


Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities hope mourning of Queen’s death will spark new era of apologies and social change

On a dreary Monday in downtown Ottawa, mourners recently gathered to mark the death and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the RCMP marched down Elgin Street to the steady beat of drums and the piercing timbre of bagpipes. While many are saddened by the Queen’s passing, Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities are grappling with complicated emotions…

Human Rights

As Beijing opens Winter Olympics, activists to light torch for ‘Genocide Games,’ back China’s targeted minorities

While Beijing marks the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday with blazing torches and the raising of its national flag, a coalition will gather outside the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa performing their version of an opening ceremony for the “Genocide Games.” The intent is to call attention to human rights violations against the country’s minorities, including Uyghurs and Tibetans….