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Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) contributes to the work of the African Union Commission (AU) in mediation, preventive diplomacy, and dialogue interventions

PRESS RELEASE This engagement is part of the Centre’s vision to support the African Union in its mandate to promote peace, human security and development in AfricaADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 12, 2019/ — The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (www.KAIPTC.org) has contributed to the work of the African Union Commission (AUC) by […]

Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 2, 2019. Caesar-Chavannes has argued that black Canadians are passed over for senior jobs in the federal civil service, noting that a black person has never achieved the rank of deputy minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Ottawa sets up secretariat to root out racism in federal institutions, programs

OTTAWA – The federal government is setting up a secretariat to root out systemic racism and discrimination within federal institutions, programs and services. The secretariat is part of a $45-million federal anti-racism effort, which also includes funding for programs run by community groups on things like job-skills training, youth mentorships, legal services and protections against […]

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Joint statement from FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF)

FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF ZURICH, Switzerland, June 21, 2019/ — The President of CAF (http://www.CAFonline.com) Ahmad Ahmad has proposed its Executive Committee gathered in Cairo on 19 June 2019, to seek FIFA’s (http://www.FIFA.com) expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body […]

Handguns and two submachine guns are shown after they were collected during a gun amnesty in 2019. (TPS)
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More than 3,100 guns collected in latest buyback: Toronto police

The latest gun amnesty by Toronto police yielded more than 3,000 firearms, making it the most successful in the service’s history. Guns laid on display at TPS headquarters on Thursday included an Uzi submachine gun, an Ingram MAC-10 submachine gun, three semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifles, a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a number of semi-automatic handguns […]

Premier Doug Ford has demoted three of his key cabinet ministers in a major shakeup of his government.
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Fedeli, Thompson, MacLeod demoted in Doug Ford’s cabinet shuffle

TORONTO — Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is one of several high-profile ministers demoted in a major cabinet shuffle announced today by Premier Doug Ford. The Progressive Conservative government has faced weeks of criticism after the public learned of funding cuts that were hidden in Fedeli’s April budget. Environment Minister Rod Phillips, who played a major […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to journalists to share his achievements in government, in Toronto, on Friday June 7, 2019, on the one year anniversary of him taking office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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Fedeli loses Finance, Lecce new Education Minister in Doug Ford shuffle

Christine Elliott remains as Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. Minister Rod Phillips moves from Environment to Finance. Minister Vic Fedeli moves to Economic Development from Finance. Jeff Yurek moves from Transportation to Environment. Lisa Thompson moves to Government and Consumer Services from Education. Todd Smith becomes Children and Social Services Minister, replacing Lisa MacLeod […]