Month: May 2021

London, Ont., principal removed for wearing Black student’s hair like a wig says he’s sorry, ‘ashamed’

The London, Ont., principal removed from his job for wearing a Black student’s hair as part of a Halloween costume has issued an apology, saying his behaviour was unacceptable and showed “a great lack of judgment.” Luc Chartrand was principal of Monseigneur-Bruyère, a French-language Catholic high school, when he wore a student’s cut dreadlocks as a wig in […]

‘He’ll give you a straight answer’: Colleagues speak highly of Ontario’s next top doctor

The doctor who will guide Ontario’s path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is being described by colleagues and friends as a competent public health expert, straight shooter and excellent communicator. Dr. Kieran Moore, who is currently the medical officer of health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health, is set to replace Dr. David […]

16 more deaths, 271 new cases

News Ryan Hamilton-Davis 4 Minutes Ago Sixteen more people have died from covid19. This was announced by the Ministry of Health on Monday. The latest deaths bring the total to 495. The latest victims were described as elderly people with pre-existing conditions. The ministry said 271 more people tested positive. The total number of positive […]

Fiscal watchdog predicts $12.3B spending gap in Ontario’s education sector by 2029-30

One of Ontario’s fiscal watchdogs says provincial funding allocated for education over the next several years falls billions of dollars short of what it projects will be needed to pay for promised programming. The Financial Accountability Office issued a report Monday comparing the Ministry of Education’s programs and commitments for the period spanning 2019-20 to […]

MSJ proposes national covid roundtable

News Clint Chan Tack Just Now MSJ leader David Abdulah. – MOVEMENT for Social Justice (MSJ) political leader David Abdulah is proposing the creation of a national roundtable co-chaired by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to provide a nonpartisan, united front to deal with the effects of covid19. Abdulah also wants to […]

Trudeau, cabinet meet today to discuss next steps after tragic Kamloops discovery

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more supports for survivors of residential schools are coming following the heartbreaking discovery of children’s remains in Kamloops, B.C. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said last Thursday that preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School uncovered the remains of 215 children […]

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