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Civil-rights champion Bromley Armstrong was ‘a gentleman and a scrapper’

Mr. Armstrong founded or served in several organizations, including the Jamaican Canadian Association, the Black Business and Professional Association, the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations, the Canadian Ethnocultural Council and the board of governors for the Canadian Centre for Police Race Relations. In 1975, he was also among the founding members of Toronto’s Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

Dr. Bromley Armstrong, Black activist and community leader, challenged discrimination where he found it

"Armstrong, who was named to the Order of Canada in 1994, is considered a pivotal figure in the campaign for the nation’s first anti-discrimination laws. He was 92.

“Bromley Armstrong’s work was trail-blazing and courageous, and the legacy he leaves in Ontario and across our country is exceptional,” Prime Minister Trudeau wrote in a tweet on Thursday."

Anti-Islam group postpones rally at Nathan Phillips Square

“The planning of this event, which was due to fall on the first anniversary of the racist, neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, U.S., gave us all a disturbing insight into what can happen when ignorance, racism and Islamophobia join together with the intention of dividing our communities. It is critical that we do not become complacent in our rejection of racism and other forms of hate,” said Nigel Barriffe, president of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

Nobody Thinks Of Themselves As Racist, And Other Lessons About Bias

Go into conversations about race with the awareness that the topic is a delicate one. When in doubt, connect with organizations, community groups and activists who are accustomed to answering questions and have expertise in education. Some suggestions: Toronto for AllUrban Alliance on Race Relations, activists like Desmond Cole or Roopa Cheema, and writers like Alicia Elliott and Chelsea Vowel.

Doug Ford not banning Tanya Granic Allen because he owes her for leadership race support, Wynne says

Wynne’s comments came as the Urban Alliance on Race Relations added its voice to calls from the Liberals, New Democrats and some Muslim groups for Allen to be barred from the April 21 nomination race because of posts comparing Muslim women in burkas to “bank robbers” and “ninjas” and questioning gay marriage, which is legal in Ontario.

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