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How pro athletes are using their platform to push for change

How pro athletes are using their platform to push for change

Skip to Main ContentMenuSearchQuick LinksNewsSportsRadioMusicListen LiveTVWatchCOVID-19Local updatesLive videoCOVID-19 trackerSubscribe to newsletterTop StoriesLocalThe NationalOpinionWorldCanadaPoliticsIndigenousBusinessHealthEntertainmentTech & ScienceCBC News InvestigatesGo PublicShowsAbout CBC NewsVideoNewsCanadaHow pro athletes are using their platform to push for change1 day ago9:391 day agoNews9:39From the NBA to the NHL, our sports panellists look at the different responses from pro athletes in the wake of another…
Athlete boycotts spread through pro sports

Athlete boycotts spread through pro sports

Skip to Main ContentMenuSearchQuick LinksNewsSportsRadioMusicListen LiveTVWatchCOVID-19Local updatesLive videoCOVID-19 trackerSubscribe to newsletterTop StoriesLocalThe NationalOpinionWorldCanadaPoliticsIndigenousBusinessHealthEntertainmentTech & ScienceCBC News InvestigatesGo PublicShowsAbout CBC NewsVideoNewsCanadaAthlete boycotts spread through pro sports1 day ago2:051 day agoNews2:05Protests against the police shooting of a Black Wisconsin man are spreading through North American professional sports. Led by NBA players, athlete boycotts are now taking place…
‘How dare you’: Surrey Six victims’ families confront Jamie Bacon at gangster’s sentencing | CBC News

‘How dare you’: Surrey Six victims’ families confront Jamie Bacon at gangster’s sentencing |...

Nearly 13 years after directing the hit that would result in B.C.’s worst gangland slaying, Jamie Bacon faced a reckoning on Friday.Eileen Mohan's son, Christopher, was one of six people killed in the Surrey Six killings in 2007. She delivered a victim impact statement on Friday at the sentencing hearing of Jamie Bacon, who ordered…
The NBA players’ unprecedented protest | CBC Radio

The NBA players’ unprecedented protest | CBC Radio

This week, NBA teams refused to play in response to the police killing of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Morgan Campbell, a senior contributor to CBC Sports, tells us why this act was so significant, and about the pressure on Black players to push for social justice.For many NBA players, slogans weren't cutting it anymore.…
Prosecutors to seek stiff penalties for ex-officers in George Floyd death | CBC News

Prosecutors to seek stiff penalties for ex-officers in George Floyd death | CBC News

Prosecutors in the case against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd intend to seek stiff sentences if the men are convicted.Member of the George Floyd family march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during the March on Washington on Friday. (Carolyn Kaster/The Associated Press)Prosecutors…
Economists agree Canada is in a recession, but there’s little consensus on why | CBC News

Economists agree Canada is in a recession, but there’s little consensus on why |...

Economists say there is no doubt that Canada is experiencing a recession, but the exact criteria determining one is underway can be fraught with confusion.Statistics Canada said Friday the economy posted its steepest decline on record in the second quarter, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency said GDP contracted at an annualized rate of…
NHL, NBA to return Saturday as leagues reschedule after protests over Jacob Blake shooting | CBC Sports

NHL, NBA to return Saturday as leagues reschedule after protests over Jacob Blake shooting...

The professional sports schedule is expected to start getting busier on Friday after a string of postponements the past two days, but it won't be back to normal just yet.The Toronto Raptors will face the Boston Celtics in the opener of their second-round series on Sunday, one day after the NBA schedule resumes. The game,…
J.K. Rowling returns human rights award amid criticism from organization | CBC News

J.K. Rowling returns human rights award amid criticism from organization | CBC News

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she is returning an award from a human rights group linked to the Kennedy family after the president of the organization criticized her comments about transgender issues.Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights president Kerry Kennedy, left, presents a human rights award to J.K. Rowling on Dec. 12, 2019. On Friday,…
Health officials looking into whether airport COVID-19 tests can replace quarantine measures | CBC News

Health officials looking into whether airport COVID-19 tests can replace quarantine measures | CBC...

Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says officials are looking into whether it's practical to test people for COVID-19 when they enter Canada instead of requiring them to quarantine.A man wearing a mask and full face shield talks on the phone at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on June 23, 2020. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)Canada's chief public health officer…
House Democrats announce contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo | CBC News

House Democrats announce contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo | CBC News

The U.S. House's foreign affairs committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records into his "transparently political misuse" of department resources.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks off of the stage following a news conference at the State Department in Washington…