discrimination

B.C. challenges college over discrimination finding against Indo-Canadian vets

Norm Letnick has written a letter to the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, saying there is no place for racism or prejudice.

Search for trans-sensitive and competent health care often frustrating, hurtful

TORONTO — Canada's health-care system may be built on the premise of equal access for all, but the transgender community says the provision of services for those who don't conform to traditional...

"Too Asian?" too racist for a magazine like Maclean's?

Whatever intention Maclean's had in publishing "Too Asian?" by Stephanie Findlay and Nicholas Kohler, the story in the November 10 issue jeopardizes the magazine's reputation of producing "strong...

Canada's most irritating activist gets the job done

By his own description, Don Chapman is irritating. Politicians grow weary of hearing from him, he says.  But he never gives up. His persistence has made him immensely effective in gaining the...

Vancouver First Nations DTES smudge ceremony

Vancouver’s First Nations peoples have always held ceremonies calling all people to come together to connect with themselves, each other, Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.

International Women’s Day: “We Hold up Half the Sky”

Kat Norris, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation and Nez Perce, founder of Indigenous Action Movement, and survivor of Kuper Island Residential School

Fighting homophobia in schools

As I venture into summer my year goes through a drastic change. I switch from the constantly working busy caterpillar to a relaxed social butterfly. This means sipping lattés at noon in the midday...

Our Dear Friend Will Never Be the Same Again

Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered to protest a gay bashing that occurred on March 13 in Vancouver's West End, leaving a beloved community member in critical condition. City council members...