Waiting for Stage 2: Toronto and Peel to move on, Windsor-Essex fails to meet reopening criteria
With Ottawa and other Ontario regions wrapping up their first week in Stage 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan, three regions in the province — as of Monday, June 22 — remained stuck in Stage 1 because of concerns about continued transmissions of the virus. The regions initially left out of the second stage were Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex. That…
Ontario’s Bill 184 ‘slap in the face’ to struggling residential renters, critics say
While commercial evictions have bene put on hold, residential evictions are still only discouraged by the provincial government. Advocates say this is a slap in the face to low income tenants.
‘Insurmountable’ odds: Canada loses bid for seat on UN Security Council to Ireland, Norway
Canada lost its bid for a two year term on the United Nations Security Council.
‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’
A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Godlove Ngwafusi, a leading…
Circle Concerns: Some Ontarians are wary of expansions to social gatherings
With Ontario allowing residents to form social circles without social distancing with up to 10 people, some Ontarians are wary of a potential COVID-19 spread.
Enough already, British Columbia – it’s time to ban clothesline bans
The right to dry movement has not been able to get British Columbia to ban clothesline bans.
Ontario dental offices reopen, but ‘it’s not like flipping the switch’
An Ottawa dental clinic is ready for regular procedures during COVID-19, but an Albertan hygienist says returning to normal work isn’t simple.
Supreme Court holds its first-ever fully virtual hearing
The Supreme Court of Canada dived into new virtual grounds on Tuesday afternoon by hosting their first remote video hearing in history.
Watch: Ottawa’s anti-racism rally on Parliament Hill
Ottawa’s “No Justice, No Peace” protest on June 5 drew thousands to Parliament Hill to condemn police brutality, express anger over the May 25 death of George Floyd — who died after a violent police takedown caught on video — and anti-Black racism. [Video montage © Eden Suh]
Signs and sounds from Edmonton’s Fight for Equity anti-racism rally
Nearly 15,000 gathered on the grounds of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton Friday evening for a Black Lives Matter protest. Organizers said the Fight for Equity rally aimed to spark awareness and conversation about racism, inequality in the justice system and police brutality. Here are some of the signs and scenes from the mass demonstration, along with audio clips capturing…
Large gathering at Alberta legislature continues anti-racism conversation
EDMONTON — Up to 15,000 protestors gathered in the Alberta capital on Friday night for an anti-racism protest sparked by the death of a Black American man who died after his violent arrest by Minneapolis police. Demonstrations condemning police brutality have been occurring across the U.S., Canada and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Fight…