Fired Quebec orderly says her insults toward Joyce Echaquan were meant as motivation

A former Quebec orderly who was caught on video making derogatory comments about an Indigenous woman insisted she was trying to motivate the patient, a coroner’s inquest heard Wednesday. The … Read More

Quebec orderly tells inquiry colleague admitted to deleting video on Joyce Echaquan’s phone

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2021 1:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A hospital orderly told a … Read More

COVID-19: Montreal newspaper blasted for front page photo of Trudeau in India

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 22, 2021 2:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Journal de Montreal newspaper … Read More

43% of Asians in B.C. experienced racism in the last year, 87% say it’s getting worse: Poll

More than four in 10 Asian British Columbians have experienced some form of racism within the last year, according to a new survey from pollster Insights West. The poll found … Read More

Exclusive: Two Halifax families speak out about racism they say they’re facing at a housing co-op

Two Nova Scotian families living in co-op housing say they’ve been targets of racism ever since they moved in. They say they are now speaking out for themselves and their … Read More

Two Halifax families speak out about racism they say they’re facing at a housing co-op

Two Nova Scotian families living in co-op housing say they’ve been targets of racism ever since they moved in. They say they are now speaking out for themselves and their … Read More

Before rolling out vaccines to Black Canadian communities, advocates call on governments to rebuild trust

Patrick Shaw knows leading by example in his northwest Toronto community can mean the difference between life and death. “One of the first things is when I told people to … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

‘I’ve felt discrimination’: Black leaders in the medical community call for change

Like in the United States and the United Kingdom, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and racialized communities in Canada. A Global News analysis in October last year found … Read More

Report links racism, poor Indigenous health outcomes in B.C. healthcare

Indigenous people in British Columbia are getting consistently sub-standard access to health care, according to new report digging into anti-Indigenous racism in the health-care system. Former children’s commissioner Mary Ellen … Read More

Systemic racism in Canada’s health care and how it affects vaccine rollout

As Canada tries to address racism in healthcare, the country’s vaccine rollout needs to focus more on Indigenous communities, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. His statements come amid … Read More

Sask. premier says CMHO deserves apology for racist remarks at health order protest

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the provincial chief medical health officer deserves an apology from the person who made degrading racist remarks at a rally opposing public health orders. Moe, … Read More

Racist comments against CMHO ‘beneath contempt,’ says Saskatchewan premier

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is speaking out against the racist remarks degrading the provincial chief medical officer that were made by a speaker at a rally opposing public health orders. … Read More

The B.C. government apologizes for systemic racism towards Indigenous people in B.C.’s health care system

The B.C. government has apologized for widespread occurrences of racism towards Indigenous people in BC’s health care system. The apology comes after a months-long investigation found wide-spread racism in the … Read More

Report finds racism in B.C. health-care system, but claims of ‘Price is Right’ game unproven

A months-long investigation has found allegations of nurses and doctors guessing the blood alcohol level of Indigenous patients and perhaps others were “unsubstantiated.” Former children’s commissioner Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was … Read More

Family of dying Indigenous woman who filmed mistreatment in Quebec hospital, speaks out

Family and friends of Joyce Echaquan, who died in a Joliette hospital on Monday, are speaking out. The 37-year-old Indigenous woman from the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan passed away shortly … Read More

N.B. doctor describes racism after COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton

After months of harassment and racist remarks, the doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 controversy that rocked New Brunswick says his life has been changed entirely. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Resident tweets video after a racist encounter in West End Halifax

Halifax resident Tari Ajadi posted a video to his Twitter account on Tuesday showing an encounter with a man after alleged racial abuse. Ajadi, a student at Dalhousie, says he … Read More

University of Toronto research to explore racism in health-care system during pandemic

TORONTO — A new research project will look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racialized communities as well as existing biases in the health-care system. The national project … Read More

Black children more likely to die after surgery than white children: study

By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press Posted July 20, 2020 3:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Black children were more … Read More

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

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, … Read More

Gap in unemployment rates for Black, white Americans hits 5-year high

The gap between the U.S. unemployment rates for Black people and white people widened further in June, to its largest in five years, underscoring the uneven nature of the nascent … Read More

People with mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence — not perpetrators

Ejaz Choudry, a 62-year-old Mississauga, Ont., resident, was in crisis and reportedly suffering from a schizophrenic episode when police entered his home on Saturday and fatally shot him. Police responded … Read More

Canadians of Chinese ethnicity report widespread racism over coronavirus: survey

Asian communities in Canada have reported name-calling, insults and outright assaults since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. And according to a survey from the Angus Reid Institute, the problem is … 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

‘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

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