Natashia Wynter: Slavery in Canada
Natashia Wynter is a journalist, audio reporter, and podcaster based in the Greater Toronto Area, specializing in lifestyle, education, arts, and culture. She loves all things podcasting, creating, editing, and producing. She is also passionate about creating content that connects, inspires, and informs.  Natashia believes in the power of... Read more
Citizens reflect on Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa
Canada’s freedom convoy protest first made headlines on Jan. 23 when messages about protesting anti-vaccine mandates for truckers crossing the U.S-Canada border started gaining traction. As a result, various participants from across the country gathered and made their way to the nation’s capital in Ottawa, arriving on Jan. 28.... Read more
Coffee prices are going up — here’s why trouble’s brewing
The price of a cup of coffee could get even higher. A devastating frost in Brazil — a top producer of coffee beans — is driving up farming costs, and it might cause a hike in prices at local cafes and grocery stores by the end of this year.... Read more
Podcast: Canadian soccer roundup with Mitchell Tierney and Emily Wilson
On this Canadian soccer roundup podcast, host Benedict Rhodes speaks to two journalists about the biggest stories in the sport in this country. Mitchell Tierney comes on the show to talk about the men’s national team and their World Cup Qualifying campaign, before Emily Wilson joins to discuss the... Read more
It might be time for a new party to vocalize BIPOC concerns, says poet George Elliott Clarke
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals return to parliament with a minority government, some communities might be looking for a new party prioritizing agendas of equality and protection of ecology, says George Elliott Clarke, former poet laureate for the City of Toronto and the Canadian Parliament. In an email... Read more
Trudeau calls for Canadians to unite on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
REUTERS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to unite on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation during a sombre ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday. “Do not tell me or try to explain that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation... Read more
Racialized Canadians look to federal parties for leadership — and real change
In 2016, The Human Rights Commission of Canada revealed that 43 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada were motivated by hate of a race and ethnicity. According to Stats Canada, homicides against Indigenous people were seven times higher than non-Indigenous, and there was a 37 per cent... Read more
First blood clot case  linked to AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Quebec
Canada has reported its first case of blood clots linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient, a Quebec woman, is now recovering at home, according to CTV News. Quebec’s Ministry of Health did not confirm the age or location of the patient, but Health Minister Christian Dubé later identified... Read more
Canadian women’s soccer team defeats England
The Canadian women’s national soccer team defeated the England Lionesses 2-0 in an international friendly yesterday. The event happened in Stoke-on-Trent, England. CBC Sports reports that Evelyne Viens opened up the game early, with a third-minute goal putting the Canadians ahead. Nichelle Prince scored in the final minutes of... Read more
Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more