Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan is a senior writer at VICE Canada reporting on subjects such as the cannabis industry, guns, racism, and sexual violence against women. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

News

Simple Plan Bassist Quits Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

David Desrosiers apologized for “interactions I have had with women that have caused them harm.”
Manisha Krishnan
17 hours ago
Drugs

Police Chiefs Group Calls for Canada to Decriminalize Drug Possession

Two years after Justin Trudeau legalized cannabis, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says arresting people for having small amounts of other drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, is “ineffective.”
Manisha Krishnan
2 days ago
News

Toronto Cop Found Guilty of Assaulting Black Teen, Leaving Him Blind In One Eye

However, Const. Michael Theriault was found not guilty of aggravated assault, and his brother Christian Theriault was found not guilty in all charges in the attack on Dafonte Miller.
Manisha Krishnan
6.26.20
Drugs

Activists in Vancouver Gave Out Free Cocaine to Highlight Overdose Crisis

Organizers called out the B.C. government for allowing drug users to die in record numbers while pouring resources into its COVID-19 response.
Manisha Krishnan
6.24.20
News

Top Canadian TV Host Steps Down to Make Way for ‘Black Voices’

Etalk host Ben Mulroney's resignation comes as his wife, Jessica Mulroney, recently lost her own TV show after threatening a Black blogger.
Manisha Krishnan
6.22.20
News

Journalists At Canada's Biggest Conservative Newspaper Revolt Over Column Denying Racism

In audio from a town hall, National Post journalists are heard grilling their editors about the publication of Rex Murphy’s column. The opinion editor called it a “fuck up.”
Manisha Krishnan
6.12.20
Health

Should I Expect My Childless Colleagues to Work More During the Pandemic?

This pandemic has been hard as hell for parents—is it fair for people without kids to pick up the slack?
Manisha Krishnan
5.13.20
News

Canada Just Banned 1,500 Military-Grade 'Assault-Style' Weapons

It's now illegal to buy, sell, transport, import, or use many assault-style weapons in Canada.
Manisha Krishnan
5.1.20
News

Canada Plans to Ban Assault-Style Rifles Following Nova Scotia Shooting

AR-15s will be among the guns banned in the wake of Canada's deadliest mass shooting, but an expert said the policy has big loopholes.
Manisha Krishnan
4.30.20
crime

Nova Scotia Shooting Should Be a Turning Point in How We Address Abusive Men

Male attacks on women are often minimized as "only a domestic," but ignoring this violence makes everyone less safe, experts say.
Manisha Krishnan
4.29.20
Coronavirus

Should I Snitch on People Breaking Social Distancing Rules?

From snitch lines to online shaming, this pandemic has brought out the inner coronavirus cop in a lot of us.
Manisha Krishnan
4.29.20
News

Police Provide Grisly Details of Nova Scotia Shooter’s Rampage

After the gunman’s girlfriend emerged from hiding, she told police he had another replica cop car and police uniform.
Manisha Krishnan
4.24.20
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