There's already a presidential report tracing the sources of rage in black communities that erupted in fiery protests across American cities. Atop its list of factors was an unholy trinity of segregation — separate police treatment, in separate communities, with separate school systems. U.S. cities remain deeply segregated to this day — just check any demographic map and analysis comparing white and black enclaves. It found 92 per cent of white police officers said black Americans have equal rights with white people. CBS reporter Jeff Pegues, who has covered justice issues for three decades, chronicled mutual mistrust between police and black Americans in his book Black and Blue.
June 02, 2020 07:52 UTC
Dermod Travis, the executive director of Integrity B.C., has died and is being remembered by friends, former colleagues and politicians that he held accountable. Throughout his time with the non-profit watchdog, Travis pushed for more transparency on money laundering, political donations and spending of taxpayers' dollars. Wayne Crookes, Integrity B.C. But he also helped families from Tibet come to Canada before taking on his role at Integrity B.C. government introduced legislation to ban union and corporate political donations, including political donations from outside of British Columbia.
June 02, 2020 04:07 UTC
The Manitoba Wildfire Service says a number of buildings have been lost in a wildfire that forced people from their homes and cottages Monday in Beaver Creek Provincial Park. A provincial spokesperson didn't immediately know how many people or buildings were affected, but said a number of buildings have been destroyed. Water bombers and other crews are actively working on the fire, but efforts are being hampered by extensive smoke, the province said. Equipment is down due to forest fires and crews won’t be able to repair until working conditions are safe. <a href="https://t.co/RbyWNqP725">pic.twitter.com/RbyWNqP725</a> —@manitobahydroColleen Weibel lives at the Little Deer cottage subdivision, north of the provincial park on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg.
June 02, 2020 02:50 UTC
Terrified because I completely understand the kind of burden he'll have to carry when he comes of age as a young black man in this world. 3:43It started on May 25, with Amy Cooper, a white woman who called police on a black man over a dog leash dispute in New York City's Central Park. The ugly side of society where a black man can be seen as a threat, his life dehumanized and disposable. So, what do I tell my son when he's old enough to understand the burden of being a black man? WATCH | Brother of George Floyd visits the site of his death:
June 02, 2020 02:48 UTC
The Toronto Islands contain multitudes: frisbee golf, barbecues, beaches both nude and otherwise, a charmingly low-rent amusement park, and plenty of quiet spots to picnic, read, sleep, swim or paddle away an afternoon. So, instead we rely on ferries, which run from the foot of Yonge Street, Toronto’s central artery. The ferry terminal where they take-extort people to enter a “city park” is named for democratic socialist icon Jack Layton. In 2015, a privately funded tunnel was finally completed at the western end of the harbour for passengers using Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport. Fellow Canadians: please feel free to chuckle, roll your eyes or shake your heads in amazement at our derangement.
June 02, 2020 01:30 UTC
Manitoba is one step closer to doing serological testing to determine how many people in the province may have had COVID-19 without knowing it. In the context of COVID-19, the studies typically look for antibodies that show if a person has had the disease without knowing it. "Details are not final and are still under discussion, both at the provincial and national levels," the spokesperson wrote in an email. In the past, Roussin has said the first use of antibody testing in the province would likely be a seroprevalence study. But for the most part, we're going to look at the national approach to determine which cohorts we're going to test first."
June 02, 2020 00:56 UTC
Edmonton will focus on extending the Capital Line LRT from Century Park to Ellerslie before extending the Metro Line northwest to Castle Downs, city council agreed during a special meeting Monday. Council voted to move ahead first with the 4.5-kilometre Capital Line extension as outlined in a report on future LRT priorities. Andrew KnackThe report outlines several reasons the estimated $1.05-billion Capital Line extension should be first. The Capital Line extension is estimated to cost $1.05 billion. Andrew Knack agreed with the recommendation to start with the Capital Line extension.
June 02, 2020 00:45 UTC
The protests that have erupted in cities across the United States in the last week are a visceral response to two recent police killings of black Americans: Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., and George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. Circumstances: Eric Garner was walking through a neighbourhood in Staten Island, N.Y., when two New York police officers confronted him. The footage immortalized Garner's dying words, "I can't breathe," which became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2017, the Cleveland police department fired Loehmann, though not solely for the shooting — they said he had also provided "false information" on his job application. Yanez appeared to panic as Castile reached for his wallet and the officer shot seven times, hitting Castile with five bullets.
June 02, 2020 00:15 UTC
OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is opening up its snitch line to tips about fraud in COVID-19 federal aid programs amid reports of illicit applications and double dipping. In an update to its website Monday, Canada Revenue Agency says its National Leads Program — a.k.a. its snitch line — is now accepting information regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). “If you suspect a potential misuse of the COVID-19 emergency benefits and programs, the National Leads Centre is currently accepting leads on these programs,” now reads the update on the National Leads Program website. Specifically, the agency says it’s looking for information regarding people who are receiving either CERB or CESB who are ineligible, or businesses or charities that are “misusing” the wage subsidy program.
June 02, 2020 00:11 UTC
Editor’s note: The Star asked people across Canada to share their experiences with racism and their wishes for the future. As racial tensions in the U.S. boil over, leaders here are warning that anti-Black racism doesn’t stop at the border. Protesters have spilled out across America following the death of George Floyd — whose last moments, captured on phone video as a police officer knelt on his neck, set fire to long-simmering concerns about police brutality against the Black community. Regardless, the leaders in Canada’s Black community say the incidents have again exposed an undercurrent of racism that must be addressed. Pretending that racism doesn’t exist by creating and engaging with hashtags like #MeanwhileInCanada does not help the cause.
June 02, 2020 00:00 UTC
Floyd's death on May 25 has touched off protests and riots across the United States and Canada. The rally in Halifax was peaceful. Demonstrators take a knee on Spring Garden Road in Halifax to protest the death of George Floyd. She added the sheer numbers of people who turned out in Halifax was a positive sign for change. Demonstrators on Spring Garden Road in Halifax also raised their fists to protest Floyd's death.
June 01, 2020 23:21 UTC
Multiple offences: Leng is facing four charges, including one for assaulting a police officer. KUALA LUMPUR: Two drivers have been charged in court in separate cases involving drink driving in the city.In the first case, a driver who allegedly rammed his car into a food delivery rider and caused his death was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with drink driving.Car accessory shop assistant Khor Yong Zhang, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out by a court interpreter before magistrate Puteri Nursheila Rahimi.He was charged with driving a car under the influence of alcohol which exceeded the permitted limit at 161mg and causing the death of motorcyclist Mohamed Zaili Mohamed, 44, on the Sultan Iskandar Highway heading towards Jalan Tun Razak here at 1.30am yesterday.Khor was charged under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act, which provides for a minimum fine of RM8,000 and a maximum of RM20,000 and a jail sentence of not less than three years and not more than 10, if convicted.Earlier, prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail at RM10,000 in one surety, saying that the victim was dragged for three metres and died at the scene.The accused was represented by lawyer Khairul Amin Abdullah who requested for minimum bail as his client was still young and not from a rich family.The court allowed the accused bail of RM6,000 in one surety and suspended his licence until the completion of the case.The court set July 1 for re-mention of the case.Mohamed Zaili was on his way home to Bukit Antarabangsa after delivering food to his wife to sell when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by a suspected drunk driver.Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the impact of the collision threw the victim to the side of the road.He said the motorcycle was dragged by the car for some 2km before the driver was stopped at Titiwangsa LRT station by the public.“The victim died on the spot due to severe head injury,” he said yesterday.ACP Zulkefly said the suspect was taken to the Jalan Tun H.S Lee Traffic police station, where a breathalyser test revealed that he was intoxicated.In a separate case, a club manager faced four charges at two Magistrate Courts here for drink driving and assaulting a police officer.Leng Kar Loon, 38, pleaded not guilty to all the charges read before magistrates Puteri Nursheila Rahimi and S. Mageswary, Bernama reported.The father of two was charged in front of magistrate Puteri Nursheila with driving a car under the influence, with his blood-alcohol level testing 120mg above the permitted limit of 80mg per 100ml of blood, at 200mg/100ml.He was charged with committing the offence at the Middle Ring Road 2 near Bilion roundabout in Cheras at 1am on May 21.Under Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act, Leng faces a fine from RM1,000 to RM6,000, or a maximum of 12 months imprisonment, if convicted.Prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail at RM8,000 in one surety while lawyer Tan Kian Peng sought minimum bail as his client earns RM2,500 a month while caring for two children aged 20 and 10.Puteri Nursheila granted bail at RM4,000 in one surety and set July 1 for mention.In front of Mageswary, Leng pleaded not guilty to another three charges.He was charged with committing criminal violence against traffic policeman L/Cpl Mohd Radhie Md Yatim, 37, by punching and injuring the officer under Section 323 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both. He was also charged with throwing a chair and behaving unruly towards the victim under Section 353 and Section 90 of the Police Act.All three offences were said to have been committed at the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Traffic police station at 1am on May 21.Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police would step up operations against drunk drivers in the city.“We view this matter seriously as such drivers not only endanger themselves but other motorists as well,” he said.
June 01, 2020 23:03 UTC
Read story transcriptCanadians need to have an "uncomfortable conversation" about police violence against black people — particularly around who benefits from it, says journalist Desmond Cole. "White folks are benefiting from this violence because the police are here to protect white people and their property." Of those 52 cases, seven Toronto police officers have faced charges after being involved in the death of a civilian. "We are all falling victims to police brutality and it's being treated every time like a one-off, and it's very insulting to see that," Cole said. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)Impact on Indigenous communitiesThe benefits of white supremacy are not built on the oppression of black communities alone, Cole said.
June 01, 2020 23:03 UTC
The final report of the 2019 Leaders' Debates Commission was released Monday, with 11 recommendations for future debates, based on the two held in 2019. The recommendations include the creation of a permanent and publicly funded commission tasked with organizing two debates per election. The government should also play no role in setting the participation criteria, the report says. 'Pivotal moment'"Not only do debates count, they are a pivotal moment in an election campaign," debates commissioner David Johnston, the former governor general, wrote in the report. "The determination of debate participation criteria should not rest with the government of the day," the report says.
June 01, 2020 22:59 UTC
For thirty years, authorities in Hong Kong have reluctantly allowed mass vigils to take place to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. He spoke to As it Happens host Carol Off from Hong Kong. Lee Cheuk Yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China reacts after losing a seat at the legislative council elections in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. When you look at what happened in Hong Kong now, we have only about 1,000 confirmed cases. And when you look at the public transport in Hong Kong, it's far more crowded and then our candlelight vigil.
June 01, 2020 22:30 UTC