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Ontario MPP ‘not aware’ of Tommy Robinson’s history before speaking to far-right figure

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A PC MPP says she was “not aware” of the history of a far-right British figure before taking a digital meeting with him to discuss the governing regime in Iran. Carlton MPP Goldie Ghamari faced criticism from opposition politicians and a prominent …

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Human rights museum explores dark period of Canadian history as Pride festival begins – Winnipeg

A new story exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is highlighting the legacy of a dark time in the country’s history. From the 1950s through the ’90s, thousands of federally employed Canadians working in the military, RCMP and public service were targeted and fired because of their sexual orientation …

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First Nation legislator makes history at Queen’s Park with speech in Oji-Cree

After decades of being told his first language should be forgotten, Sol Mamakwa stood on the floor of the Ontario legislature about to make history. But he couldn’t shake the thought that he should continue in English and not Anishininiimowin, also called Oji-Cree, the language his mother taught him. “I …

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London, Ont. and Oneida councils meet, first time in Forest City’s history – London

For the first time in the city’s history, London city councillors have met with a local first nation’s council, the Oneida Nation of the Thames. The joint meeting, which took place at the Oneida Community Centre on Wednesday evening, is the first time both councils have met for an official …

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Toronto sees warmest meteorological winter in recorded history

Toronto just experienced its warmest meteorological winter in recorded history, with the temperature averaging above freezing for the first time on record. From December through February, which is considered meteorological winter, the mean temperature was 0.3 C at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell said. “The average …

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AfroQuiz teaching Black History to Edmonton youth for over 30 years – Edmonton

For 32 years, the Council of Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage has put Edmonton youth to the test to see how much they know about Black History in a game-show-styled competition called AfroQuiz. Kids from grades one to 12 filled the Stanley A. Milner Library auditorium Saturday to compete …

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Ontario adding mandatory Black history learning to Grades 7, 8 and 10 history courses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 8, 2024 10:09 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario’s education minister says that the province is introducing mandatory learning on the contributions of Black Canadians to history courses in Grades 7, 8 and 10. Stephen Lecce …

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Cooking through the generations, Edmonton’s Africa centre celebrates Black History Month with food – Edmonton

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Cooks, young and old, showcased their favourite dishes while highlighting the African diaspora at a special event in Edmonton on Saturday. The Africa Centre hosted “Cooking With Elders,” bringing seniors and youth together to share and learn about various cooking traditions within …

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