Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

climate

Parents Join Landmark Youth Lawsuit Suing Government for Climate Change

Fifteen young people are going to court later this month to fight the Canadian government’s attempt to have their lawsuit thrown out.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
9.9.20
News

In Quebec, a MeToo Reckoning Is Still Leaving Marginalized Communities Behind

A new wave of sexual assault allegations in Quebec is flooding social media. But Black, Indigenous, and trans voices are still struggling to be heard.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
7.28.20
Policing

Officers Targeted Racialized Canadians When Enforcing COVID-19 Rules: Report

"Overzealous, technical enforcement of confusing, broad, and vague laws frequently led to fines that were completely disconnected with the goal of protecting public health."
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
6.24.20
RACISM

Activists Cover Statue of Canada's First Prime Minister in Paint, Call for Its Removal

John A. Macdonald pushed for the creation of the residential school system, which has been called Canada's main tool for carrying out a "genocide" against Indigenous peoples.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
6.15.20
police brutality

Police Forces Keep Saying Body Cameras Are the Answer. Experts Say Otherwise

As calls to 'defund the police' get louder, police and governments are suddenly very open to body cameras. Critics say they won't address anti-Black racism and are a distraction.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
6.11.20
Coronavirus

Migrant Caregivers Are Stuck With Their Bosses 24/7 Because of Coronavirus

Migrant domestic workers, the forgotten "essential workers," are working longer hours and are being denied access to their families. By speaking up, they risk losing their jobs and status.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
6.10.20
Coronavirus

'We Should Have Expected This': Inside Canada's Coronavirus Epicentre

Montreal has been the epicentre of Canada's coronavirus outbreak. The neighbourhood with the highest number of cases is Montreal North, one of the poorest urban areas in the country.
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
5.8.20
Coronavirus

Immigration Detainees Are on a Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Fears

Migrants in a detention centre near Montreal are demanding to be released, fearing the conditions at the facility may lead to a coronavirus 'disaster.'
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
3.26.20
immigration

Cities aren't keeping their pledges of ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented migrants

More than 200,000 people are thought to be living in the shadows but Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver aren’t quite living up to their claims of being ‘sanctuary cities’
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
10.19.17
peacekeeping

Canada refuses to say if it will join U.N.'s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

Canada stalls on deploying troops into Mali amid simmering conflict involving Al-Qaeda, local separatists, smugglers and the government
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
10.16.17