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Carleton promises to address journalism students’ systemic racism complaints

Jun 12 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Canada's oldest journalism school is promising to address systemic racism within its walls following a call to action from current and former students. In its response to the letter signed by numerous students and alumni of colour, Carleton University's School of Journalism said it would make immediate changes to its curriculum, consult with students on ways forward and have staff […]

Four charged after investigation into drone used in prison smuggling

Jun 11 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — A months-long investigation into a drone found smuggling weapons and other contraband into a Kingston, Ont., prison has culminated in four arrests, provincial police announced on Thursday. Two people from Quebec are facing a slew of charges in the incident at Collins Bay Institution, police said, including participation in a criminal organization, conspiracy to commit and […]

Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

Jun 10 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Renewed focus on Canada's legacy of anti-Black racism has given fresh voice to calls for public officials to consider renaming monuments honouring the guardians of colonialism, including a street that stretches through much of the Greater Toronto Area. Those seeking to rename Dundas Street, which crosses Toronto and numerous other southern Ontario cities, […]

Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

Jun 10 2020 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Renewed focus on Canada's legacy of anti-Black racism has given fresh voice to calls for public officials to consider renaming monuments honouring the guardians of colonialism, including a street that stretches through much of the Greater Toronto Area. Those seeking to rename Dundas Street, which crosses Toronto and numerous other southern Ontario cities, […]