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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 November 21
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from Saturday's information picket and leafletting action in Toronto organized by No One Is Illegal.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 16
John Bonnar | In an email interview, Jaggi Singh discusses the reasons why he is challenging his restrictive bail conditions in the Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday at 361 University Avenue in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 30
John Bonnar | As an advocate for people who are afraid or unable to speak out on this issue, Kimberley Gavan said she saw the harm caused to people during the strikes of 2007 and 2009.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 23
John Bonnar | The U of T community is concerned that campus activists could be subjected to further “harassment” if the university continues a relationship between private security companies and campus police.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 21
John Bonnar | UFCW Canada announced Thursday that it will be awarding five scholarships for children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews of Migrant Workers in Canada.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 20
John Bonnar | Bill C-304, an Act for a National Housing Strategy introduced by NDP MP Libby Davies last year, will be up for final debate Wednesday in the House of Commons.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 19
John Bonnar | On Sept. 1, three walking tours each covering a different time period and area were unveiled by George Brown College, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council and CUPE Local 179.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 15
John Bonnar | Mark Mattson's passion for justice led him to a career in environmental law. But now a new piece of legislation could threaten his ability to engage in legal processes to enforce environmental laws.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 6
John Bonnar | "There are now six separate reviews underway," said Horwath. "Yet none of these has the mandate or the jurisdiction to ask the most fundamental questions or provide Ontarians with the answers."
Blog - John Bonnar's October 3
John Bonnar | Galloway believes that Canada's laws were used to suppress legitimate political debate in the country, which led Canadians to reach the wrong conclusions.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 1
John Bonnar | Migrant worker rights activists are still waiting for inquests. Still waiting for snap safety inspections and health and safety protection for workers.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 30
John Bonnar | On Saturday evening, former British MP George Galloway arrives in Canada and gives a speech Sunday afternoon in front of what organizers predict will be a packed house in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 27
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from the Word on the Street National Book & Magazine Festival held Sunday in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 23
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's from Car Free Day in Toronto hosted by the Sierra Club Ontario.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 21
John Bonnar | "Privatization makes public transit worse," said Franz Hartmann, the Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance which is a member of the Public Transit Coalition.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 12
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair held at Harbourfront Centre and hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 11
John Bonnar | A massive earthquake in Haiti last January that forced many people into homelessness continues to produce malnutrition in children, respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal diseases.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 6
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from the Labour Day Parade held in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 29
John Bonnar | Tuesday's solidarity demonstration was an opportunity for people who really know her to reveal a side of Kelly Pflug-Back that the general public is unaware of.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 15
John Bonnar | The Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN) has decided to launch a people's investigation "into the severe and widespread abuses of police power" that happened during the G20 Summit weekend.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 13
John Bonnar | Men and women, young and old, gay and straight, union and non-unionists came to the exact spot, where two weeks ago the designated protest zone turned into the designated arrest zone.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 11
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from Saturday's G20 Public Inquiry rally and march that started at Queen's Park and made its way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 6
John Bonnar | It was a day unlike any other, where same-sex couples walked hand in hand without fear of ridicule and police marched with other gay rights activists.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 5
John Bonnar | John Bonnar's photos from Sunday's Toronto Pride Parade.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | People walked the streets of downtown Toronto Sunday, surveying the damage done to store windows on Yonge Street between College and Queen by a small group of G8/G20 protesters the day before.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | See photos from the G20 Bike Block Action held Sunday afternoon.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 22
John Bonnar | "We're here today because if we don't have rights over our own bodies, what do we have?" asked Jessica Yee, a self-described Indigenous feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 9
John Bonnar | The audience burst into thunderous applause and rose from their chairs for a standing ovation that lasted almost a minute when Elle Flanders introduced "The 21 Refuseniks" on Tuesday.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 7
John Bonnar | Thousands more came together around the world to hold the Israelis accountable for "war crimes" committed last week against the Freedom Flotilla carrying aid and supplies to the Gaza Strip.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 4
John Bonnar | The elephant stood on the driveway in front of the Ontario Legislative Building. It was a grey inflatable with white tusks and a piece of paper taped to its trunk that read "Auditors Report."