The current complaint system at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission doesn’t seem to be working. Those who have been traumatized by racism, sexism and hate seem to be re-victimized.
On this bitterly cold afternoon some 20 people gathered at the Grand Parade to remember the horrific attack three years ago on a Quebec City mosque and the six men who were murdered, Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, Khaled Belkacemi, 60, Aboubaker Thabti, 44, Azzeddine Soufiane, 57, and Ibrahima Barry, 39.
Wednesday, January 29, 5 PM – 6 PM, Grand Parade, Halifax
This summer Premier McNeil took a stand against several recent racist incidents here in Nova Scotia. But racism is here each and every day, and it’s time for the province to take a closer look, writes Raymond Sheppard.
The white supremacist National Citizens Alliance came to town, once again, and was once again told that it is not welcome in Halifax.
The Islamophobic and xenophobic far-right National Citizens Alliance intends to once again spread its hateful propaganda in Halifax. And once again Haligonians are asked to join a non-violent and noisy protest to put a stop to it this Thursday.
The Canadian Navy in Halifax is a little too comfortable a place for racists, Islamophobes and xenophobes. First the Proud Boys, now that tattoo guy. You have to wonder what’s going on.
That Navy guy with an Islamophobic tattoo must remove it, but he will not receive any punishment because he had no ill-intent, a Canadian Armed Forces spokesperson tells us. That no co-workers or superiors ever formally questioned a tattoo that Muslim colleagues and others would consider hurtful is concerning.
Angela Bowden went to the NCA counter rally in Halifax this Saturday, and she has some questions for the police. “The facts are that while the soldiers of Odin and NCA take up as much space as they please, our sons cannot walk in a group larger than three without the police taking their threat to public safety serious enough to street check them,” she writes.
An effort by white supremacist members of the National Citizens Alliance (NCA) to spout their hate speech in downtown Halifax this afternoon was unsuccessful.