The boundaries of free expression are up for debate in the Age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
An open letter signed by public luminaries in Harper’s magazine has sparked a lively public discussion on the boundaries and limits on free speech. How do Canadian thinkers respond to this debate?
High-profile changes to voicing of non-white characters draws animated response from Black Canadians
With The Simpsons announcing that white voice actors will no longer portray non-white characters, Black Canadians want to see better representation throughout the entire animated industry.
Ottawa Board of Health declares racism a public health issue, Black leader applauds ‘important gesture’
In the wake of the Ottawa Board of Health recognizing racism as a public health issue, community organizers who work at the intersection of race and health reflect on the way forward.
‘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…
Petition led by students, alumni exposes systemic racism at Carleton’s journalism school and calls for change
BIPOC students and alumni have drafted a call to action asking for fundamental change within Carleton University’s School of Journalism.
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]
Thousands in Ottawa decry anti-Black racism, police brutality
Ottawans gathered Friday to protest police killings of Black lives.
In photos: No Peace Until Justice march filled downtown streets
Protestors gathered in Ottawa on June 5 for an anti-racism march in light of the recent death of George Floyd.
VIA Rail resuming services as Belleville blockade lifted
VIA Rail is expected to fully resume services on Saturday, including out of Union Station in Toronto.[Photo © Justine Ricketts]