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Worker resigns after noose found at Eglinton Crosstown LRT site, Carpenters’ Union says – Toronto

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A construction union says one of its members has resigned amid an investigation into the placement of a noose at an Eglinton Crosstown LRT site in central Toronto. “In response to a racist and hateful act at an Eglinton Crosstown LRT job site, Carpenters Local 27 requested and received the unequivocal resignation from an individual […]

City of Toronto starts looking into Dundas Street renaming following petition – Toronto

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The City of Toronto says officials are looking at four options in response to a petition last month calling for Dundas Street to be renamed. In June, a petition circulated online calling for the renaming of the iconic street that runs through Toronto. Dundas Street was named after Henry Dundas, an 18th-century politician who delayed […]

Oregon attorney general looking to stop federal agents from arresting Portland protesters – National

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Oregon’s attorney general is seeking an order to stop militarized federal agents from arresting people in Portland as the city continues to be convulsed by nightly protests that have gone on for seven weeks and have now pitted local officials against the Trump administration. Federal agents, some wearing camouflage and some wearing dark Homeland Security […]

Vancouver councillor outs ‘shocking’ racism in B.C. real estate — but it’s not the only example

1595128545 Vancouver councillor outs ‘shocking racism in BC real estate —  - Racism

As the only kid of Chinese heritage at his school, Marcus Wong, who grew up in the posh West Vancouver neighbourhood known as the British Properties, says he got some strange looks. “People would look at me and remind me subtly, ‘This is why the British Properties are called the British Properties,’” said Wong, 39. […]

Summons issued by police after racist, anti-mask tirade at Mississauga supermarket – Toronto

1594888690 Summons issued by police after racist anti mask tirade at Mississauga  - Racism

Peel Regional Police say a summons has been issued after a man appeared in a video to hurl anti-Asian and anti-mask rhetoric towards T&T Supermarket employees in Mississauga. “Hate crime incidents impact our community, creating a ripple effect,” Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement Wednesday evening. “It can increase feelings of vulnerability, anxiety, and […]

Black Lives Matter painted on Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street East – Montreal

1594800638 Black Lives Matter painted on Montreals Sainte Catherine Street East  - Racism

Armed with spray paint cans, brushes and rollers, community activists and others hit Sainte-Catherine Street East in downtown Montreal to paint ‘Black Lives Matter‘ in French and English stretching an entire block between Saint-Hubert and Saint-André streets. Organizers say they are trying to draw awareness to the racial inequalities and injustices Black people face. “This […]

Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why

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Police in Ontario shot 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry in his home. In New Brunswick, they shot Chantel Moore in her home and Rodney Levi at a friend’s barbecue. Prior to that, Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell from her balcony in Toronto while police were in her apartment. All four have died in the last six weeks; police called […]

Montreal police to announce street checks policy after systemic bias report – Montreal

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2020 9:08 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Montreal police are to announce a new policy on street checks today, months after a damning independent report found evidence of systemic bias linked to race in who they decide […]

Montreal’s West Island communities rally against racism, police brutality – Montreal

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Hundreds of people gathered at Pierrefonds Community High School on Saturday for a peaceful rally against racism and discrimination. The Montreal Youth Stars Foundation organized the event in the West Island to give the community a chance to speak out. “We felt it was important for their voices to be heard here in the west,” […]

Quebec government suspends all advertising on Facebook during July – Montreal

1593854865 Quebec government suspends all advertising on Facebook during July  - Racism

The Quebec government says it is joining an international boycott of Facebook by refusing to advertise on the social network during the month of July. Premier François Legault’s office made the announcement on Friday in a news release, stating its intention is to show the importance the Quebec government places on the fight against racism. The release […]