A Regular Meeting of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 was disrupted by members in the audience who opposed the Board’s decision to allow an extended religious accommodation for Muslim students including in relation to the Friday prayers in the public schools.
Janaya khan, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLM-TO), is “a Black, queer, gender non-conforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, social justice educator and boxer based in Toronto” who “is committed to Black liberation, transformative justice, and indigenous sovereignty.”
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Protesters affiliated with the Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCCC) held at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square a rally in support of free speech and against Motion 103, also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion.
Sandra Solomon, an ex-Muslim human rights activist, accompanied with women representing Suffragette, arrived on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Toronto Police Service Headquarters to deliver a letter to Police Chief Mark Saunders, urging him “to reconsider Musleh Khan’s appointment to the Chaplain for the Toronto Police Force.”
On March 23, 2017, investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit-Internet Child Exploitation Team (ICE) arrested and charged 27 year old Muhammad Luqman Rana of the City of Vaughan with several offences in connection with online child luring, possession of child pornography and extortion, reported Global News.
Halifax police announced that they will not take part in this year’s Pride Parade, scheduled to take place on June 22. Officers will be permitted to participate out of uniform, but no official police floats will be allowed take part in the parade.
Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe – Grey and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, slams Toronto Pride for caving in to the demands put forward by Black Lives Matter, including banning Police from participating in the Pride Parade.
Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM – TO), the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality,” shared on its official Facebook page a letter that allegedly was sent last week by Toronto Mayor John Tory to BLM-TO.
On December 6, 2016, Toronto city council gave the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations to Black Lives Matter TO, the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality.” According to the official website of the City of Toronto, the City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards “recognize people who, or programs that, ...