Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist – and in some cases, worsen – between 2001 and 2016. The research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University shows women were increasingly excluded from tech work throughout that … Read more

National Gallery runs into decolonization controversy

National Gallery runs into decolonization controversy

National Gallery of CanadaHandout What does a decolonized art museum look like? That was the kind of question Indigenous curator Greg Hill was asking at the National Gallery of Canada when he lost his job last week. He wanted to know what the gallery’s new department of Indigenous Ways and Decolonization was doing to actually … Read more

Toronto hockey player brings Black Girl Hockey Club to Canada to support young BIPOC women in their athletic careers

Toronto hockey player brings Black Girl Hockey Club to Canada to support young BIPOC women in their athletic careers

Toronto Six player Saroya Tinker stretching. Courtesy of Toronto SixLori Bolliger/Handout Saroya Tinker grew up east of Toronto in Oshawa. She loved to skate and began to play hockey as a kid. First, she noticed she was different because she was a female. Then she realized she was different because she was Black. At 12, … Read more

Crown withdraws remaining sexual-assault charges against former renowned Toronto pain doctor

Crown withdraws remaining sexual-assault charges against former renowned Toronto pain doctor

Dr. Allan Gordon outside the Ontario College of Surgeons and Physicians in 2018.Michelle Siu/The Globe and Mail The Crown has withdrawn all remaining charges against a former prominent Toronto neurologist accused of sexually assaulting 18 patients over a span of 17 years, leaving many of the women feeling betrayed not just by the medical establishment … Read more

Thousands rally in Toronto in support of anti-government protesters in Iran

Thousands rally in Toronto in support of anti-government protesters in Iran

Iranian-Canadians and allies march towards Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ont., for the Global Day of Action for Iran rally on Saturday, October 22, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Toronto on Saturday chanting and waving green, white and red flags in a show of solidarity with continuing … Read more

Toronto’s Ageless International Film Festival spotlights France, celebrates freedom of expression and honours Salman Rushdie

Toronto’s Ageless International Film Festival spotlights France, celebrates freedom of expression and honours Salman Rushdie

A supporter holds up a copy of Shame by author Salman Rushdie while attending a reading and rally to show solidarity for free expression at the New York Public Library on Aug. 19, 2022.BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters The annual Ageless International Film Festival, dedicated to seniors’ stories and older filmmakers, is aging like fine wine – perhaps … Read more

Emergencies Act was not needed to bring convoy protests to an end, retired OPP official tells inquiry

Emergencies Act was not needed to bring convoy protests to an end, retired OPP official tells inquiry

Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as the convoy protest reaches its 14th day in Ottawa, on Feb. 10.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press The federal Emergencies Act was not needed to bring an end to more than three weeks of disruptive convoy protests in Ottawa, a retired Ontario Provincial Police official told the inquiry … Read more

Vancouver task force on Indigenous rights releases report for city council

Vancouver task force on Indigenous rights releases report for city council

Rueben George, right, Manager of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative, speaks as Squamish Nation councillor Chris Lewis listens during a ceremony where the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples task force report was presented to the city, in Vancouver, on Oct. 19.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Vancouver could become the first city … Read more

Major cinemas back away from screening South Indian films after vandalism triggers talk of turf war

Major cinemas back away from screening South Indian films after vandalism triggers talk of turf war

‘Do you recognize these two people? This happened today from 5:38-5:42 p.m. and we are devastated,’ Film.ca Cinemas tweeted out on Feb. 23, along with security footage that shows two individuals slash across more than half of a movie screen with a knife.Film.ca Cinemas Last month, two men went to the movies. Dressed in black … Read more

Violent attacks in Vancouver push issues of crime and drugs to forefront of municipal election

Violent attacks in Vancouver push issues of crime and drugs to forefront of municipal election

Harold Johnson, seen on Aug. 17, is a former firefighter who now patrols the Downtown Eastside as a security guard. He was attacked on the job a few days before this photo was taken.Nancy Macdonald/The Globe and Mail Doctors have told Harold Johnson they can’t repair the broken bones in his cheeks. They shattered in … Read more