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Toronto Police and black educator resolve racial profiling case

Dr. Clem Marshall

By: Human Rights Legal Support Centre | Press Release: TORONTO, May 14, 2013 – The Toronto Police Service (TPS), the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB), and educator Dr. Clem Marshall have reached an agreement to settle his Human Rights Application. The terms of the settlement are confidential and neither the TPS nor the TPSB has admitted any liability. Dr. Marshall and a friend were driving… Read More

Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario: Student group launches campus toolkit to fight sexual violence

Break the silence

“Colleges and universities must take a holistic approach to address violence against women” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students today launched a toolkit that will help Canadian and organization to address sexual violence at the province’s colleges and universities. The toolkit, a collection of best practices for lobbying, outreach, awareness… Read More

Exxon’s tar sands oil spill shows risks of Enbridge’s Line 9 project for Ontario and Quebec

Ruptured Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill Credit NTSB

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last Friday’s ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas, should warn Canadians against Enbridge’s proposed Line 9 project, says Environmental Defence. The Pegasus pipeline raptured and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood and near a lake. Local residents had to be evacuated. Environmental Defence, a non-partisan… Read More

Ontario’s 2012 austerity measures causing an economic slowdown: Report

CCPA More Harm Than Good

Press Release | Posted Mar 18, 2013 Ontario’s experiment with austerity in 2012 is contributing to an economic slowdown that demands a different course of action in 2013, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office (CCPA-Ontario). The report, by CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy and CAW economist Jim Stanford, shows the province has… Read More

Ontario Regional Chief Welcomes Superior Court Decision Regarding Residential School Records

Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Dec 21 2012 (Photo: Obert Madondo)

by The Chiefs of Ontario, Jan. 31, 2013 TORONTO - Yesterday the Ontario Superior Court published a decision which made clear the federal government`s obligation to turn over its archival records on Indian Residential Schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada. “The First Nations in Ontario welcome this decision and expect the federal… Read More