Three stories in the news for Monday, Sept. 25
UN COUNCIL TO DISCUSS ANTI-BLACK RACISM IN CANADA
The UN Human Rights Council is set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to Ottawa, including that it apologize for slavery and consider reparations for historical injustices. A UN working group will submit its final report on the human rights situation of people of African descent in Canada to the council today. Some report findings released in August raised deep concerns about Canada’s legacy of anti-black racism, which traces its origins to slavery in the 16th century and reverberates into the present day.
HIGHWAY OF TEARS WALK TO WRAP BEFORE INQUIRY HEARING
A group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will walk along the so-called Highway of Tears today into a small British Columbia community where a national inquiry is set to hold hearings. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman.
ATTENTION INTENSIFIES AROUND HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE
The appearance of Prince Harry’s girlfriend over the weekend at the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto continues to be scrutinized by royal watchers, who have commented on everything from how far they sat from each other to where the American actress purchased her outfit. Meghan Markle, who films the hit legal drama “Suits” in Toronto, cheered on the athletes from around the world Saturday while Harry, who founded the Games in 2014, sat a few rows away next to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY
— The third round of negotiations in Ottawa of the North American Free Trade Agreement
— Invictus Games continue in Toronto
— Sentencing of Alberta couple who pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life to their young daughter