In Ottawa, one of the legal advocates for the Elizabeth Fry Society tells me that the Human Rights Commission refused to speak with Black gay women in prison. E. Fry filed a complaint that argues that Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) discriminates on the grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, and mental disability in its programming […]
It’s February, the most dangerous month of the year for free speech and free expression in Canada. A good way to start off the month if you’re white is by a bunch of white people having a conversation among themselves about how important it is to have a conversation about whether blackface is racist or […]
1. Welcome to Waterville: Still a Jail Hey, looking for something for your child to do this summer? Why not send them to the Nova Scotia Youth Centre (Waterville)? Why not? It’s a “fabulous place” according to this video. I’m sure the people who work there are very dedicated, and there is something to be […]
On October 24, 2016, CBC Halifax journalist Phlis McGregor happened to hear an interview on As It Happens about a York University research study that analyzed two years of Ottawa police data. Between 2013 and 2015, the report said, police there pulled over nearly 82,000 drivers for mostly routine checks. The data showed Middle Eastern...
This week we speak with Mount Allison sociologist Ardath Whynacht and Halifax Examiner columnist, academic and activist El Jones about the public discussion surrounding the triple murder-suicide that rocked Halifax two weeks ago. Many media outlets were quick to seize on Lionel Desmond’s military service and concluded that PTSD explained the horrific violence he committed without looking […]
News 1. PTSD and domestic violence “There are a lot of questions that don’t get asked about violence against women,” Lucille Harper, the executive director of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, tells the CBC, which had asked Harper about the apparent murder of Shanna Desmond, Aaliyah Desmond, and Brenda Desmond by Lionel Desmond: What we saw here clearly […]
This week we speak with Rhiannon Makohoniuk, the Dalhousie Student Union’s Vice-President Internal, about the university’s decision not to fully fund the nascent Sexual Assault Hotline. The university claims that, based on a report they won’t release to the public, the partial funding they offered was adequate. But who needs safe students when you can send billionaires […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Russell Gragg. I’m the producer of Examineradio, the Halifax Examiner’s weekly podcast. I also handle the syndication for Canadaland, Canada’s only media criticism program. I’m the Station Director at CKDU Radio, and co-host of The Commute, the station’s Friday afternoon drive-time show. I don’t really sleep anymore. News Views Noticed […]