Canada must launch a public inquiry into the alleged torture of hundreds of Afghan detainees during the country’s military mission in Afghanistan, a group of human rights advocates, legal experts, politicians and diplomats has said.
Myeengun Henry, Chippewas band councilor for the Thames First Nation, has been here before. But he struggles to pick out the exact location of the pipeline on the bank of the Grand River. The only evidence of Line 9B are five bright orange posts marked with the words “danger” and “petroleum pipeline.”
Donnie McKay keeps his phone close. A band councillor in Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake) in northern Manitoba, McKay never knows when there will be a call to tell him that another person in his community of 8,000 has committed suicide.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has raised concerns with a Saudi prince about the flogging sentence handed down to a blogger with family in Quebec. The high-level intervention came as Saudi authorities postponed Raif Badawi’s weekly flogging for medical reasons.
With a professional career spanning almost two decades, tennis superstar Serena Williams is arguably the greatest female athlete in sports today. Why then has the conversation around Williams largely focused on her body, instead of her unmatched skills and success on the court?
A string of fires at black churches in the southern United States has raised alarm among activists and scholars, who say the blazes are racially motivated and recall the dark days of civil rights era violence. Fires broke out at five predominantly black churches over the past week in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and North and South Carolina.
A Montreal theatre’s use of blackface in a year-end skit has raised the ire of local artists and community groups who say it is time to be done with the controversial practice. A white actor donned black facepaint to portray the Montreal Canadiens’ P. K. Subban in a show that recently ended at the Theatre du Rideau Vert.
Seven white and silver mini-buses pull up to a two-storey warehouse, one after the other. Smoking on the sidewalk of the pothole-ridden road, local teenagers and adults watch, bewildered, as dozens of Australian, German, British, American, and French tourists pile out.
Leticia Lisieux Andrade Dos Santos skilfully dribbled the ball, cutting between defenders before making a strong pass that landed directly at the foot of her sprinting team-mate. Running up and down the futsal (indoor football) court, Dos Santos frustrated her opponents and led her team to a 6-3 win.
The room was a mixture of Brazilian green and yellow and Japanese red and white, as more than 200 members of the city’s large Japanese community turned out to watch the country of their ancestors take on Cote d’Ivoire in both teams’ World Cup opening match.