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
#metoo

In Canada, 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
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 Epicenter

Montreal has been the epicenter of Canada's coronavirus outbreak. The neighborhood 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