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Canada drops to sixth place in immigrant integration rankings

Canada has fallen out of the top five nations on earth with regard to integrating immigrants, thanks in part to new rules restricting family citizenship. The Migrant Integration Policy Index, a Brussels-based think tank, says Canada ranks sixth out of 38 countries – down from third – when it comes to providing migrants with access Read More

Ontario high school teachers may strike again June 10

Ontario’s high school teachers’ union says they will continue strike action on June 10, just as students return to classes in Peel, Durham and Sudbury. Yesterday, the Ontario Labour Relations Board deemed the teachers’ strikes there illegal, ordering striking teachers to cease and desist for the rest of the school year. In addition, Education Minister Read More

Ontario elementary teachers to expand work-to-rule campaign June 1

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is preparing for phase two of its work-to-rule campaign, starting June 1. A confidential memo states that teachers will not take part in any meetings on PA days. They will also not make funding or grant requests to the Education Ministry, and will decline to book field trips. Read More

Ontario pushes back-to-work legislation amid teachers’ strikes

The Ontario government has decided to table back-to-work legislation in an attempt to end the high school teachers’ strikes in three districts. Education Minister Liz Sandals says the decision is based on a ruling from the Education Relations Commission, who says that the strikes are jeopardizing students’ school years. The OSSTF responded in a statement Read More

Ontario government asked to break silence on police carding

A group of Black community leaders are asking the province for input on the practice of police carding in Toronto. The Anti-Black Racism Network (ABRN) says they are concerned with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s relative silence on the matter, and are calling for action if the concerns are not addressed by Police Chief Mark Saunders or Read More

Public high schools in Halton, Ottawa begin work-to-rule

Public high school teachers in Halton Region and Ottawa began a work-to-rule campaign, just as the legality of teachers’ strikes in three other areas is being determined. During the work-to-rule, schools will remain open, but teachers will miss staff meetings and will not add comments to report cards. Extracurricular activities, field trips and graduation status Read More

Black leaders to discuss nationwide issues at historic Nova Scotia summit

A number of Black Canadian political leaders will be in Nova Scotia next month for a summit intended to address the challenges of Black government leaders, and to encourage more leadership going forward. Ontario’s Tourism Minister Michael Coteau noted that there are already nationwide summits among First Nations and Francophone communities, and that a similar Read More

10 youths arrested in Montreal on terror suspicions

Ten young people from Montreal were arrested by the RCMP last weekend at Trudeau Airport on suspicion of attempting to join terror groups abroad. The RCMP did not reveal any names or information that led to their arrests, but they learned from the suspects’ families that they decided to leave on their own discretion. No Read More

Supreme Court rejects Ottawa’s move to give Khadr adult offender status

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the federal government’s request to declare former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr an adult offender. Ottawa argued that Khadr was supposed to five concurrent eight-year terms, one for each of the five war crimes. However, a Supreme Court judge says the sentence is actually under the minimum for Read More

Ontario Labour Relations Board begins hearing into teachers’ strikes

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) began hearing arguments today from three school boards who believe the high school teachers’ strikes are illegal. The public school boards in Durham, Peel and Sudbury say the strikes are based on central provincial issues and not local issues, and as such are invalid. As the talks continue, thousands Read More

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