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Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

MONTREAL — Quebec entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon is facing a $1.6-million civil lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault dating back to 1994.
Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

NEW YORK — Members of the Monkees, R.E.M., Dashboard Confessional and The Black Keys are turning out for a virtual tribute concert next month for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19 a year ago.
After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

NEW YORK — After a union battle at an Alabama warehouse, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos acknowledged that Amazon has to do better for its workers and vowed to make Amazon a safer place to work.
Writers Guild of Canada diversity report says despite steady progress, gaps remain

Writers Guild of Canada diversity report says despite steady progress, gaps remain

TORONTO — A Writers Guild of Canada report says while its members in the TV industry have seen steady progress on diversity issues, gaps still remain.
For some, vaccination poses a moral dilemma: Do I wait so others can get their shot?

For some, vaccination poses a moral dilemma: Do I wait so others can get their shot?

The advice of public health officials is unequivocal: If you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, get one as soon as possible. But for Tracey Brooks in Stoney Creek, Ont., the situation isn't so simple.
Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of colour

Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of colour

SAN DIEGO — In a Washington, D.C., suburb, Black and Latino barbers are busting myths about the coronavirus vaccine while clipping hair.
Canadian home sales up 76% year-over-year, set new March record: CREA

Canadian home sales up 76% year-over-year, set new March record: CREA

A trickle of supply started returning to the country's real estate sector in March, but it did little to cool off heated markets as monthly home sales hit an all-time record, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Thursday.
Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

MILAN — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy.
Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

NEW YORK — A federal judge gave the green light Thursday to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays.

Most Black female entrepreneurs face barriers to financing: report

The vast majority of Black women who are entrepreneurs in Canada say they face significant barriers to financing, including the cost of borrowing, a study has found.