On a bitterly cold Saturday, with ice crystals in the air and a light scattering of snow underfoot, five or six dozen people gather at the steps of the Court House in St. John’s. They’re here to demand Justice for Colten Boushie, the 22-year old Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan who was shot and killed by Gerald Stanley, a 56-year old white farmer. The rally is hastily organized. There are two cheap loudspeakers, but most of the speakers forget to use them. There are no power outlets, and only one reporter present. One speaker forgot their gloves, and shivers as their skin turns an eerie shade of red. You’d think tears would freeze in cold like this, but they don’t—they flow strong and free. Drummers take to the steps of the Court House, and the rhythms they pound out, coupled with the clear and confident…
An Inquiry is too important to be dragged into partisan bickering.
Racism and hatred are growing in Canada. The role of the media should be to combat it, not promote it.
And members of the public are understandably upset.
The people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve immediate transparency, accountability, and evidence supporting the claim Muskrat Falls should not and cannot be stopped.
When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.
Ontario just introduced a $15 minimum wage. The benefits are obvious, and it’s time for this province to do the same.
The Inuk land protector and grandmother is not a threat. She’s a political prisoner.
Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea.
In the fight over post-secondary funding, incorrect math is being used for political purposes.
Scientists don’t need to do a better job of explaining themselves to fishers — they need to do a better job of listening to them.
Twitter and social media are part of modern journalism, and we need to get used to it.
Retaining and creating stable, well-paying jobs would be a good start.
Liberals’ Speech from the Throne indicates Budget 2017 will deliver more of the same.
Police officer’s acquittal in sexual assault case demonstrates how justice system fails rape victims.
Rising Tide Theatre strikes again in hilariously highlighting the absurdity of N.L. politics. But is it a foregone conclusion that there’s nothing we can do about the pitiful status quo?
The Liberals’ book tax is part of a bigger, disturbing pattern.
But cutting through the spin doesn’t inspire any greater confidence.
Journalists ought to defend freedom of the press, not encourage its restriction.
Calling Indigenous Peoples ‘land protectors’ or ‘land defenders’ is not loaded language. Calling them ‘protesters’ is.