Rick Salutin July 3
Justice Joseph Di Luca found off-duty Toronto police officer Michael Theriault guilty of assault but not aggravated assault. Christian, his brother, was found not guilty of aggravated assault.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 2
President Trump's planned rally at Mount Rushmore occurs as the U.S. suffers an explosion of COVID-19 cases and a national debate on how to deal with symbols enshrining systemic racism.
Linda McQuaig July 2
After talks with Larry Fink, Trudeau is gearing up to spend billions on new infrastructure in a way that will drive up costs and allow national assets to be owned by foreign elites.
Monia Mazigh July 2
Monia Mazigh
Recent examples of police brutality against racialized peoples highlight the importance of sustaining calls to defund the police.
June Chua June 29
"Finding Sally," a documentary film directed by Tamara Mariam Dawit, takes viewers on a journey through Ethiopia's violent history.
Rick Salutin June 26
On "pro-Palestinian" motions, Canada voted no 166 times. Norway and Ireland, the two other competitors for the Security Council seat, never did.
Lois Ross June 25
During the pandemic, the over-arching threat of being deported has been enough to keep many workers silent and risking their health and that of their co-workers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 25
Across the sports world, athletes are speaking out, risking their careers in the fight against racism.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono June 25
COVID-19 has increased the demand for medical assistance in dying, but the pandemic has also made it more difficult to access.
Matthew Behrens June 24
Later this week, human rights groups and individuals will mark the June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with an online writing and call-in event.
Duncan Cameron June 23
Duncan Cameron
Trudeau's Liberals are largely surviving on the back of the Conservative party's failure to establish itself as a government-in-waiting.
Bill Blaikie June 19
Perhaps not all police will be interested in transformative change, but, if the case for change is properly worded and properly argued, there are some police who could be important allies.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 18
No matter how much Trump tries to vilify activists as thugs and terrorists, it is they, people in the streets, who represent the proudest traditions of protest and dissent.
Duncan Cameron June 16
Duncan Cameron
With the COVID-19 shutdown ending, Canada needs an ecologically friendly economic recovery that improves the quality of life of the majority of its citizens.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 11
Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change.
Duncan Cameron June 9
Duncan Cameron
A long history of slavery, indentured labour and discrimination has shaped anti-Black racism across the continent.
Linda McQuaig June 5
For years, we've submitted to the economic orthodoxy dictated by Bay Street: that governments must deliver balanced budgets and low spending. Then along came the pandemic.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 4
Floyd's murder, in the crucible of the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and police brutality, has sparked a diverse rebellion against the scourge of systemic racism.
Duncan Cameron June 3
Duncan Cameron
Long-term care companies and fossil-fuel producers impose large social and environmental costs on ordinary Canadians. Governments must protect the public from these costs in the post-pandemic economy.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update June 1
COVID-19 has exposed how the growing digital divide in Canada is leaving communities behind.
Rick Salutin May 29
Ontario isn't doing well in the daily reality show where chief medical officers of the provinces perform.
Monia Mazigh May 29
Monia Mazigh
Some of the same politicians who banned Muslim women from wearing the niqab are the same public figures now recommending face coverings be worn in public during the pandemic.
Lois Ross May 29
After serious COVID-19 outbreaks at meat-packing plants across Canada, the time has come to take a hard look at how we produce and process meat across this country.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 28
The pandemic lays bare what cell phone and body camera videos have increasingly exposed and communities of color have long known: racism is alive and well in the United States, and it is deadly.
Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono May 28
What is a landlord's responsibility when a tenant in a multi-residential building tests positive for COVID-19?
Duncan Cameron May 26
Duncan Cameron
The easing of international tensions between the U.S. and China would in normal times be the job of international institutions such as the UN and G20. But Trump times are not normal times.
Matthew Behrens May 25
Canada's armed forces continue to participate in actions designed to make it harder for refugees to reach asylum. Could we imagine an unarmed sea force that instead works to help those in distress?
June Chua May 22
During the COVID-19 pandemic, reports indicate an alarming rise in anti-Asian racist attacks. Christine Cheung's work seeks to help targets and bystanders respond to those incidents.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 21
These are difficult, dangerous times. The undocumented, the poor and communities of colour face COVID-19 infection on a daily basis, with practically no safety net.
Linda McQuaig May 20
Canada's national debt grew after the Second World War, but the economy grew faster. With low borrowing costs, we're well positioned to run up debts that put Canadians back to work.