Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the snap election hoping to parlay a smooth Covid-19 vaccine rollout – among the best in the world – into a new mandate to steer the nation's pandemic exit.
The protest comes in the backdrop of more than 1,000 unmarked graves found near former residential schools since May – discoveries that have outraged the country.
Bare-bones support for combatting anti-Muslim acts are not lost on those on the receiving end of hate crimes. With the right political will, however, it’s not too late to reverse current trends.
Many Canadian cities scrapped Canada Day events this year as anger grows over the discovery of unmarked graves at three residential schools in Canada for Indigenous children.
Nearly 200 unmarked graves have been discovered near another school site in Canada, the third such find during the past one month.
Most recently, the Indigenous community discovered 751 unmarked graves belonging to mostly children in Saskatchewan, unearthing another terrible evidence of Canadian persecution.
Suspect Nathaniel Veltman, 20, was arrested shortly after the June 6 attack in a parking lot in London, Ontario, a short distance from the city's oldest mosque.
The four victims, spanning three generations, were killed when Nathaniel Veltman, 20, ran into them while they were out for an evening walk near their home in London, Ontario. A fifth family member is recovering from his injuries in the hospital.
Community, crowdfunding and grassroots organisations have been at the forefront of efforts to tackle Islamophobia, but collective trauma can only heal with proactive leadership to create safety for all.
PM Trudeau vows strong action as nation grieves the killing of four Muslim family members, run down by the driver of a pick-up truck in Ontario province.
Remains of 215 Indigenous children are discovered at an old Kamloops Indian Residential School, which was the largest of 139 boarding schools set up in the late 19th century to assimilate Canada's Indigenous peoples.
President Joe Biden's first meeting with a foreign counterpart since taking office was high on policy and low on pomp as the coronavirus forced him to convene virtually with Canada's Justin Trudeau.
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