‘SNL’ tackles Derek Chauvin trial, systemic racism with spoofed newscast cold open

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in their newest cold-open, placing a spotlight on systemic racism and the differing views racialized … Read More

Toronto Police Service to issue thousands of body-worn cameras to officers by October

The Toronto Police Service says all front-line officers will be deployed with body-worn cameras by the end of October. Superintendent Michael Barsky, who oversees the project, says roughly 650 officers … Read More

HFX Wanderers FC launch initiative to support Black Lives Matter

On Monday, Halifax’s soccer club HFX Wanderers FC announced it is standing with the Black Lives Matter movement through a new partnership with a Black-owned Nova Scotia clothing company. “We … Read More

Toronto’s CAMH says police should not be 1st responders to mental health calls

Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says police officers should not be the first responders on scene to a mental health crisis or person in mental health distress. … Read More

Should racism be treated as a public health issue? Experts explain pros and cons

In Canada, there has been growing support to declare racism — specifically anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism — a public health issue in the wake of recent protests against police brutality. … Read More

Some Canadian gyms quick to drop CrossFit brand after controversial comments by former CEO

Darren Thornton is in the process of researching new names to rebrand CrossFit Defy, the gym he co-owns with his wife Michelle in Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood. He estimates their 32-foot … Read More

Judge Trudeau for taking action, not a knee, say Ottawa anti-racism march organizers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to take a knee alongside protesters at Ottawa’s anti-racism march last week is meaningless until policies to improve outcomes for Black Canadians are put into … Read More

‘There is no next time:’ Michael Eric Dyson says anti-racism protests unlike any others

Prominent American academic and author Michael Eric Dyson says the current wave of anti-racism protests swelling across the United States, Canada and the world are unlike any others in the … Read More

Peaceful march urging solidarity with Black community underway in Ottawa

Thousands of Ottawa residents are expected to march in front of Parliament Hill on Friday in a show of solidarity against anti-Black racism and police brutality. The No Peace Until … Read More

Trudeau, thousands march in Ottawa anti-racism protest

Thousands are marching in downtown Ottawa on Friday in a show of solidarity against anti-Black racism and police brutality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who declined to say Friday morning whether … Read More

Australian leaders use courts, coronavirus fears to block anti-racism protests

By Colin Packham Reuters Posted June 4, 2020 11:30 pm Updated June 4, 2020 11:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ … Read More

George Floyd’s death still a homicide despite evidence of medical issues: experts

George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed … Read More

White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that … Read More

George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus, full autopsy report reveals

A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had … Read More

No yelling, wear a mask: How George Floyd protests can be safe amid COVID-19

Health experts say those taking to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck … Read More

George Floyd protests in America’s top 25 coronavirus hotspots ignite outbreak fears

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many … Read More

Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death reinforces need for major mental health, policing reforms: advocates

Almost a week after 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell to her death at a west-end apartment building, the co-chair of the Toronto Police Services Board’s anti-racism advisory panel says she has … Read More

Officials worry U.S. protests, South America’s reopening could spread COVID-19

South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which nations waited for … Read More

Canadian health officials urge George Floyd protesters to stay safe amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 2, 2020 6:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ As protesters keep up their … Read More

Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

Thousands of Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

George Floyd protest in Montreal declared illegal after violence breaks out

A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a Black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night. … Read More

Montreal’s George Floyd protest declared illegal after violence breaks out

An anti-racism protest in Montreal has been declared illegal after police said projectiles were thrown at officers. Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on … Read More

Officials worry George Floyd protests could cause new coronavirus outbreaks

The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you … Read More

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