Police looking to ID suspect after Thornhill mosque vandalized – Toronto

York Regional Police say they are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection with a hate-motivated incident reported at a mosque in Thornhill, Ont. Police said on Oct. 14 they were called to Imam Mahdi Islamic Center on Bayview Avenue for reports of property damage. An investigation into the incident revealed graffiti was spray … Read more

Indian international students warned of hate crimes in Canada, but Sikh group says it’s political

Students walking in a hallway between two buildings at Sheridan College’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ont., on Sept. 29, 2021.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Indian students in Canada are being warned to be vigilant in the face of what the Indian government calls a rising threat of hate crimes, sectarian violence and “anti-India activities.” But … Read more

Inclusive door display on Vancouver church vandalized a 2nd time

A Pride-themed display outside a Vancouver church has been vandalized again. The display outside the Shaughnessy Heights United Church on 33rd Avenue near Granville Street is made up of colored doors arranged in a rainbow pattern, along with one featuring the progress Pride flag. The doors feature the message “God’s doors are open for all.” … Read more

Calls for his death were hurled at Singh, on top of ‘traitor’ chants, by protesters during stop in Peterborough

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said that protesters yelled “horrible” things — including calls for his death — as he left a rally at the campaign office of Ontario NDP candidate Jen Deck in downtown Peterborough on Tuesday, and that this sort of polarization in politics must Stop. “Some folks were saying, ‘I hope you … Read more

‘These people are serious national security threats.’ Why is it so hard for Canada’s military to root out white supremacists?

Twenty-five years ago, a public inquiry recommended assistance for Canadian military leaders in detecting “signs of racism and involvement with hate groups.” The inquiry was looking into a military scandal that included an incident in which members of the since-disbanded Canadian Airborne Regiment beat a Somali teenager to death. Some members of the regiment were … Read more

Here’s how the federal budget tackles discrimination facing racialized and religious minority communities

OTTAWA — While the federal budget presented a vision for confronting crises at home and abroad, advocates for racial justice were looking for a specific guarantee: a concrete promise to tackle hate and systemic racism in Canada. Thursday’s budget was Ottawa’s first since a pair of national summits were held last summer to address a … Read more