Joyce Echaquan coroner’s inquest comes to an end, community to march in her honour

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 2, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The inquest into the death … Read More

Joyce Echaquan coroner’s inquest comes to an end, community marches in her honour

The inquest into the death of Joyce Echaquan concluded Wednesday with coroner Géhane Kamel promising her final recommendations would be “honest” and form the foundation of a social pact declaring … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Are Black people more likely to get dismissed when seeking medical care?

Trigger warning: this story contains medical details and mention of trauma that may be disturbing to some readers.  Chantal Phillips still remembers the pain she experienced back in 2000. At … 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

Indigenous minister says racism in health care can’t be fully addressed without provinces

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Friday that the federal government can only do so much to address systemic racism in the health-care system, and that it’s up to the … Read More

Ottawa hosting meeting on healthcare racism amid outrage over Joyce Echaquan death

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders on Friday aimed at starting the work … Read More

New Brunswick announces coroner’s inquest into RCMP shooting of Rodney Levi

The province has confirmed it will hold a second coroner’s inquest into the death of an Indigenous person at the hands of New Brunswick police this year. Department of Public … 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

Premier Doug Ford acknowledges systemic racism in Ontario, backtracks on earlier comments

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford has backtracked on his comments that Canada doesn’t have the same “systemic, deep roots” of racism as the United States, acknowledging that Ontario has a … Read More