Allegations of abuse threaten film festival’s future

Former members of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) allege harassment, sexism, and bullying by the festival’s director. An open dialogue session last month to invite the public to weigh in on the future of the organization has not helped resolve the impasse. NCM’s Andreina Romero reports.

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Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’

Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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Canadian Commission on Democractic Expression Takes Aim at Cyberhate

The Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression is engaging Canadians across the country as it works on policy recommendations targeting hate speech on social media. The need has never been greater, various civil society organizations admit.

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A Teachable Moment: Alberta’s Gay-Straight Alliance Debacle

One year ago, as Sochi geared up to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Canadians united in condemnation of Russia’s anti-gay laws. Now, in preparation for hosting the Pan Am Games this summer, the city of…

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