A short video where Doug Knockwood talks about his father’s determination to get him and and his brother Ralph out of Residential School.
We’re making good progress addressing racism at the workplace, said Halifax CAO Jacques Dubé. The numbers tell a different story.
Former Halifax Councillor Jackie Barkhouse says that during her term she often told management and Mayor Kelly of staff being harassed and bullied, but that these reports were ignored. Barkhouse believes now is the time for an independent and public inquiry into the toxic workplace that HRM has become for many employees.
Our mayor and Council don’t have the political will to put an end to the bullying and racism that sp many HRM workers are being subjected to.
This weekend’s weekend video is Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down), by Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby. its theme is the violent destruction of indigenous identity in Canada by white settler culture. It’s quite terrifying to watch.
An HRM lawyer argued that racist comments made by employees at Halifax Transit are protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Very smooth.
Equity Watch, a group opposed to workplace bullying and discrimination, calls for an independent inquiry into workplace conditions at the Halifax Regional Municipality after the latest revelations about racism at Halifax Transit.
A Nova Scotia Human Rights tribunal has found that HRM allowed racism to fester unchallenged at Halifax Transit.To what extent such horrific racism still occurs at Halifax transit today, and what the City will do beyond the NSHRC-mandated measures we may never know.
Tony Seed on the significance of African Liberation Day, and some personal memories and observations on previous celebrations in Halifax.
Rana Zaman, an immigrant, social activist and community volunteer, writes about the humiliation and raw pain she experienced as the result of a recent restaurant experience with subtle but clear racist overtones. She decided to tell the story, not to call out the restaurant or any individual servers, but to explain how very harmful and hurtful this kind of behaviour is.