Category: Multiculturalism/Multiracial/Multireligious society

‘Another bad day for a black man’: Shopper says he was profiled at The Bay

‘Another bad day for a black man’: Shopper says he was profiled at The Bay “It was racial profiling at the highest level and I don’t deserve that,” said Michael Bryan of being detained by Bay security guards in Montreal. PIERRE OBENDRAUF / MONTREAL GAZETTE A Montreal man is accusing The Bay of racial profiling after being detained […]

Tanzania’s anti-homosexuality purge is making Ottawa anxious Anti-gay harassment has increased in Tanzania since the election of President John Magufuli. (Khalfan Said/The Associated Press) Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country’s relationship with one of Canada’s biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the launch of “anti-gay patrols” in the […]

B.C. woman, newly adopted son still stuck in Ghana due to paperwork holdup   A Canadian woman and her newly adopted son have been stuck in Africa for more than three months because of a paperwork holdup. Kim and Clark Moran recently adopted a young boy named Ayo from Nigeria. The couple then travelled to Ghana to complete the adoption process.

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca Tundé Balogun is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is owner of The Objective News Agency, a special investigative documentary-style news outlet covering issues important to Black communities that mainstream media miss. Find out more at SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]

Church of secrets: Canadian killed by Iglesia Ni Cristo Luzie and Barry Gammon and their son, JJ, at their home in the Philippines. (Luzie Gammon) Barry Gammon died on that June 24 evening in the Philippines. Luzie and JJ survived. Five weeks after the fatal shooting, they left the Philippines for Canada.

Police investigating after north Edmonton schools tagged with swastikas EDMONTON—Hate speech hit a string of north-side schools when swastikas surfaced on their outside walls Wednesday. Glengarry, Killarney, and Queen Elizabeth schools, all within walking distance of each other, offer Arabic bilingual programming to elementary, junior high, and high school students, respectively.

‘My heart sank’: Canadian news leader reacts to journalist’s call for more diversity   Andree Lau has an accomplished career as a journalist — she helped launch Huffington Post B.C. in 2012 and also worked for the CBC in various regions of Canada. Lau weighed in on the conversation surrounding the lack of diversity in the industry after Vancouver journalist Sunny Dhillon made headlines in late October. Dhillon recently parted ways with The Globe and Mail, […]