Parliament to mark Emancipation Day and a day of Truth and Reconciliation
While it grapples with the huge and related issues of a pandemic, an economy in need of massive transformation, and climate change, the Canadian Parliament is considering two seemingly small measures that won't change anybody's life, but could have considerable symbolic significance.
NDP MP Green says, "Most of the work that has been proposed by the Liberals have been based on announcements and aesthetics."
"There just seems to be ongoing reluctance for this government to go beyond the aesthetics of big ticket announcements and into the actual work of dismantling anti-Black racism and racism within their government."
Harris inspiring young Black Canadians toward politics: MPs
OTTAWA - The election of Kamala Harris as vice-president of the United States will inspire more young Black women in Canada to engage in politics and run for office, says Velma Morgan, a Black Canadian activist based in Toronto.