Archive for the ‘Human Rights Activism’ Category

December 1st, 2010 - 2:15 am § in Human Rights Activism

Bromley Armstrong Interview

Please click Here to watch an interview with Bromley Armstrong. Please visit the forum (upper menu) to find more information and to see photos taken during the interview.[...]

April 16th, 2010 - 7:37 pm § in Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

‘Pardon me for what?’

Kathryn Blaze Carlson, National Post; With Files From Richard Foot, Canwest News Service Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 Known as Canada’s Rosa Parks, Viola Desmond stood up against racism in the 1940s and went to jail for it. Even when she was imprisoned, Viola Desmond was coiffed and groomed, with w[...]

April 16th, 2010 - 7:29 pm § in Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Apology a dream for sister of ‘Canada’s Rosa Parks’

“The sister of the Nova Scotia woman referred to as Canada’s Rosa Parks says she’s delighted that her sister has finally received an apology and a free pardon for being wrongfully arrested for sitting in the whites only section of a movie theatre.” Read Article: CTV News[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 5:12 pm § in Human Rights & Public Policy, Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Color Bar On Trial

Champion – The Voice of Young Canada. Vol. 4, No. 98 November 19, 1954. Toronto, Canada. “For the first time in Canada’s history, a summons for racial discrimination [has] come up before the courts”. The Joint Labor Committee for Human Rights of Toronto and Lakeshore Labor Co[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 3:51 pm § in Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Judgment Reserved in Canada’s First Racial Discrimination Trial

Brockville Recorder and Times, Chatham, Ont. 1954 At last, the decision has been made to schedule a hearing for the case of two Dresden restaurant owners who violated the Ontario Fair Accomodation Practices Act. Defence cousel had no witnesses and a weak case by questioning the legality of the Act i[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 2:09 pm § in Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Hugh Burnett

Hugh Burnett (1918–1991) was an African-Canadian civil rights leader. A descendant of slaves, Hugh Burnett was a carpenter in the rural Canadian town of Dresden in the province of Ontario. He was active in the National Unity Association, an anti-discrimination group formed in 1948: at the time,[...]

May 1st, 2009 - 10:44 am § in Human Rights & Public Policy, Human Rights Activism

Yao v. B.C. (Min of Advanced Education) and others 2006 BCHRT 232