Coroner’s inquest into fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto police postponed

A photo of Sammy Yatim is held by one of the teen’s friends at a Toronto courthouse after the sentencing of Const. James Forcillo in Toronto on July 28, 2016.Michelle Siu/The Canadian Press A coroner’s inquest into the death of a distraught teen shot by a Toronto police officer has been postponed. The inquest examining … Read more

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

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Gordon outside the Ontario College of Surgeons and Physicians in 2018.Michelle Siu/The Globe and Mail The Crown has withdrawn all remaining charges against a former prominent Toronto neurologist accused of sexually assaulting 18 patients over a span of 17 years, leaving many of the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

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

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 in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters in Iran, more than one month after … Read more

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

Ottawa to review indecency laws and HIV disclosure law

Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in Ottawa on Sept. 29.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Indecency laws, including a ban on “immoral theatrical performances,” are set to be reviewed by the federal government in an update of sections of the Criminal Code designed to protect the country’s morals. Justice Minister … Read more

Ottawa doesn’t know how many employees speak an Indigenous language at work

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Liberal Party fundraising event, in Toronto, on Oct. 12.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government says it doesn’t know how many of its employees are expected to speak an Indigenous language as part of their job. Ottawa has been facing calls to expand the compensation it offers to … Read more

Two officers fatally shot inside a home in Innisfil, Ont.

Police and SIU investigators gather at the scene where two police officers were killed in Innisfil, Ont., Oct. 12.Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press Two officers with the South Simcoe Police Service were fatally shot inside a home in Innisfil, Ont., on Tuesday, in a confrontation that also left the 23-year-old suspect dead. “Words cannot describe our … Read more

Violent weekend in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside prompts concerns about crime as local elections approach

Tents and people are seen at a homeless encampment at Crab Park as a cruise ship is docked at port in Vancouver on Aug. 14, 2022. Vancouver police said officers responded to a multiple stabbing early Saturday morning in a homeless encampment at the park.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press A violent weekend in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside … Read more