They file into neighboring countries by the hundreds of thousands — refugees from Ukraine clutching children in one arm, belongings in the other. And they’re being heartily welcomed, by leaders of countries like Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.
Alongside signs promoting freedom and unity, protesters in Ottawa have displayed swastikas, Confederate flags and other white nationalist imagery. A hate crime expert says convoy organizers may be tokenizing BIPOC protesters to build support.
The president of the African Community Association of Calgary says its members feel hurt and believe it's important for the federal government to address what they say is subtle racism behind Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules.
The Conservative MP leading outreach efforts for leader Erin O'Toole says a six-year-old promise to create a 'barbaric cultural practices' hotline still hangs over the party's attempts to rebuild relationships with racialized communities today, November 15, 2021.