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John Bonnar's

John Bonnar is an independent journalist covering social justice events in and around Toronto through print, photo, audio, video and slideshows. You can connect with him on Facebook (John Bonnar) or on Twitter at @johnb98 or on YouTube at johnb98.
Blog - John Bonnar's April 28
John Bonnar | On Tuesday, over 150 people rallied outside the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto where Barrick Gold held its AGM.
Blog - John Bonnar's April 22
John Bonnar | Groups demand the government develop a national action plan to stabilize the rise in global average temperatures to below 2°C.
Blog - John Bonnar's April 20
John Bonnar | In 2014, despite widespread opposition from Inuit in Baffin Island, the NEB granted a five-year license to a group of Norwegian companies to begin seismic testing this summer.
Blog - John Bonnar's April 4
John Bonnar | Dedicated animal rights activists convinced a slaughterhouse owner to spare one lamb from being killed over the Easter weekend.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 28
John Bonnar | Friday’s historic march from Glendon College of York University to Queen’s Park was organized entirely by the rank and file members of CUPE Locals 3902 and 3903.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 22
John Bonnar | Ontario university students pay the highest tuition fees in Canada, averaging $7,539 per year, and the Liberal government spends the lowest amount per student than any other jurisdiction in Canada.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 21
John Bonnar | Members of a Toronto animal rights group dished out free vegan treats to University of Toronto (U of T) students during the lunch hour on Friday.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 14
John Bonnar | On Saturday, more than 2,000 people attended the Day of Action in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 4
John Bonnar | On Wednesday, OCAP held an action in support of a 53-year-old man on ODSP who faces eviction from his building due to errors with the province's new computer system issuing social assistance cheques.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 15
John Bonnar | Over 1,200 people gathered outside police headquarters in Toronto on Saturday to demonstrate against the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 14
John Bonnar | On Friday, Sea Shepherd Ontario West hosted a demonstration outside the Japanese consulate, calling for an end to the brutal capture and slaughter of cetaceans in Taiji’s infamous cove.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 29
John Bonnar | When Julian Ichim tried to board a flight home from Ireland to Canada, he was detained and interrogated multiple times by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 24
John Bonnar | The Ghosts in Our Machine was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards during a press conference held on January 13 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox cultural centre in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 16
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John Bonnar | The Crown withdrew criminal mischief charges against six animal rights activists who had been arrested last November for blockading an entrance to a slaughterhouse in the west end of Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 13
John Bonnar | Meanwhile, 91,809 households (168,972 people) are on the wait list for affordable housing in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 26
John Bonnar | Five OCAP members occupied a city building, demanding action on shelter occupancy and that the City fulfill its stated promise to open a 24-hour women and trans people's drop-in.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 22
John Bonnar | Fourteen years after the first National Housing Day was observed, Canada still doesn't have a national housing strategy.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 20
John Bonnar | On Tuesday morning Health for All, along with representatives from other signatory organizations, tried to deliver a letter to Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s constituency office in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 10
John Bonnar | Two animal protection groups have begun a new national campaign to end the confinement and slaughter of millions of animals every year to support Canada’s fur industry.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 8
John Bonnar | In a non-violent act of civil disobedience, 6 activists sat on the pavement to prevent trucks from delivering cows to the facility. Sixty five to seventy other activists turned up to provide support.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 17
John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 17
John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 14
John Bonnar | The day after Thanksgiving, people met to remember those who died on the streets of Toronto the previous month.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 14
John Bonnar | The day after Thanksgiving, people met to remember those who died on the streets of Toronto the previous month.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 12
John Bonnar | On Saturday, the Toronto Haiti Action Committee held an information leafleting action at Dundas Square in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 10
John Bonnar | Sex workers and sex buyers aren't who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 10
John Bonnar | Palestine House, in collaboration with Sarah Abu-Sharar, an Expressive Art Therapist, will stage an autumn Art Camp over the Thanksgiving long weekend for a group of Palestinian Canadian children.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 21
John Bonnar | In Toronto, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics held a rally Saturday outside Ryerson University.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 9
John Bonnar | It was a sparse crowd at Tuesday’s monthly homeless memorial. No one stepped forward to remember these men. No one there to talk about their lives lived. Who they were. Or how they became homeless.
Blog - John Bonnar's August 12
John Bonnar | In the summertime, most people are preoccupied with their vacation plans. But death never takes a vacation. Particularly for homeless people who are far more likely to die prematurely.

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