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Marcus Medford

Marcus Medford

In December 2016, Dafonte Miller was assaulted by off-duty police officer Michael Theriault, and his civilian brother Christian. The altercation occurred over an alleged car break-in attempt. During the altercation, Miller was attacked with a metre-long metal pipe which led to him losing an eye. The Theriaults were charged with aggravated assault and attempted obstruction of justice. In June 2020, Constable Theriault was convicted of the lesser charge of assault, while his brother was acquitted.

Everyone has ideas, but not everyone acts on them. A lot of us are even strongly passionate about those ideas, but yet we never realize them. This is why Robleh Jama prefers curiosity over passion. Jama is the founder of Tiny Hearts, an award-winning digital product studio whose apps have been downloaded over 6 million times.

Did you know that about 4 million people in Canada are food insecure? Did you know that this country has a $49 billion food waste problem? Or that food waste emissions are 25 times more damaging to the environment than CO2 emissions?

I was a teenager in 2008, 14 to be exact. I’d just started high school, my mother was teaching English in Japan and Barack Obama was running in his first presidential election. On election night, mom called the house to make sure that my sister and I were watching as the results poured in. She mentioned several times that this was a historic moment and she was clearly very excited. At the time, I didn’t know I wanted to be a journalist so news and politics didn’t interest me much. I’d heard Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black” and seen the now-iconic Shepard Fairey “Hope” poster but the magnitude of the night was lost on me.

For millennials who choose the university route, most have their eye on the proverbial prize of a six-figure job. Most of them won’t get there, and those who do will hang on to it for dear life.

Simone Da Costa is a best-selling author and a recipient of a Woman on Fire award in 2016. In her new children’s book "I am Beautiful: When I Look at Me, I See..." Da Costa asks readers to find and embrace their own beauty by challenging society's norms.

After a record-breaking season for the Toronto Raptors, fans cemented their reputation for being some of the loudest, most passionate in the NBA. Even Cleveland Cavalier superstar LeBron James took notice, praising the enthusiasm of the Raptors' fans, describing the Raptors home court at the Air Canada Centre, as "an unbelievable atmosphere."

27 Feb 2016

For Aaron Charles building a brighter future is like building a home—you need to have a clear vision, a solid foundation, a good team around you and the rest is down to slowly progressing.

Zanana Lorraine Akande is a retired politician, dedicated community servant and loving grandmother.

17 Dec 2015

"Dan "Kobi" Amponsah is the CEO of Brampton-based custom bow tie company, Neck Couture.

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