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Sometimes before he speaks to the Ontario Police College, someone will ask Orlando Bowen at least one of the two following questions.

“My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.

Alyssa Mattrasingh attended queer carnival parties this year — but this wasn’t always the case.

Summertime in Toronto is a special thing, largely due in part to the wealth of events that dot our social calendars on a near-weekly basis.

As the city grapples with the increase in high profile gun crimes happening over the last few months, there are a myriad of discussions popping up in an attempt to find solutions.

It’s no longer the offices of Roach, Schwartz & Associates, but back in the day, up the steps and overlooking a stretch of St. Clair Ave. W., Charles Roach and like-minded partners in law helped cash-strapped clients, launched social justice crusades and hatched legal challenges, including the odd one that they knew didn’t stand a chance of succeeding.

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race.

Twelve years after the initial complaint was filed, an independent board of inquiry from Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Commission has determined Halifax Transit's work environment to be abusive and discriminatory.

After decades of being overlooked, human rights trailblazer Viola Desmond is receiving yet another posthumous honour.

Willie O'Ree was pacing back and forth before he got the call.

 

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