Colin Perkel, The Globe and Mail

Colin Perkel

The Globe and Mail

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Colin:

Judge certifies class action against RCMP alleging abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada

A certified lawsuit against the RCMP asserts systemic negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and constitutional violations toward Indigenous people in Northern Canada → Read More

Convicted teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo denied parole once again

Paul Bernardo's horrific crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s include kidnapping, torturing and killing Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines, Ont. → Read More

‘Alarming situation’ but help slow in coming for struggling Kashechewan, chief says

TORONTO - Help for the struggling James Bay community of Kashechewan has been slow in coming, as COVID-19 infections surge through overcrowded homes a... → Read More

Queen's University staff, associates accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity by anonymous report

The authors of the report provided ancestry details to back up their allegations against the six, but Queen's rejected the 'malicious allegations' → Read More

Some quarantine rules to ease; more vaccine coming

TORONTO - Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who test negative for COVID-19 will likely soon be exempt from two weeks quarantine on return to Canada, the government announced on Wednesday, as millions of doses of the Moderna vaccine were expected to start arriving. → Read More

‘Convenient ignorance:’ Canadians’ knowledge of residential schools woefully lacking

Canadians’ knowledge of residential schools lacking due to an education system that has shown a profound reluctance in teaching the shared history → Read More

Man gets 8 years for killing Indigenous woman with trailer hitch in Thunder Bay, Ont.

'You knew you were aiming at women (and) by doing so, you have minimized women,' Superior Court Justice Helen Pierce says → Read More

'Convenient ignorance:' Canadians' knowledge of residential schools sorely lacking

The Canadian School Boards Association has called for the development of a nationwide curriculum on residential schools and related topics from kindergarten to… → Read More

Family distressed: Bernardo set for parole hearing

TORONTO - Convicted teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set for his second parole hearing this month, the Parole Board of Canada announced on Wednesday, dredging yet again heart-cracking memories for his victims' relatives. → Read More

Rapist and killer Paul Bernardo set to have parole hearing June 22

TORONTO - Convicted teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set to have another parole hearing this month. → Read More

Mother convicted of smothering disabled daughter wins new first-degree murder trial

TORONTO - A mother found guilty of smothering her severely disabled daughter won a new first-degree murder trial on Friday because of faulty instructi... → Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Ford: Can schools open safely given COVID-19?

TORONTO - The impact of COVID-19 variants and relatively low rates of vaccinated teachers and students raises serious concerns about reopening schools... → Read More

Judge’s knuckles rapped over U of T appointment interference; can stay on bench

TORONTO - A Federal Court judge accused of bias against Palestinians over his views on a proposed appointment at the University of Toronto made seriou... → Read More

Ontario town wins right to appeal conviction for damage to piping plover habitat

TORONTO - Ontario’s top court has decided it will weigh in on the meaning of environmental damage after a town was convicted of harming the habitat of... → Read More

Officer who kicked Black teen might have used excessive force, watchdog says

TORONTO - A police officer may now have to face a disciplinary hearing seven years after a Black teenager accused him of brutality, Ontario’s police o... → Read More

U.S. border agency says COVID vax not essential; Canadians could be denied entry

TORONTO - Canadians attempting to drive across the American border solely for a COVID-19 vaccination, even with a doctor's referral, would be denied entry, the U.S. border agency said on Wednesday. Unlike the Canadian government, Customs and Border Protection said it does not consider a vaccine essential for entry purposes. → Read More

Federal Court deems Conservative use of CBC footage in attack ad okay under ‘fair dealing’ rules

A Federal Court ruled the Conservative Party was within its rights when it used CBC footage in attack ads targeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau → Read More

If COVID vaccines ‘essential,’ Canadians could get shots in U.S. and no quarantine

TORONTO - Canadian residents should be able to head to the United States for COVID-19 vaccinations and be exempt from mandatory quarantine on return i... → Read More

Hospital in Windsor, Ont., applies to access surplus COVID-19 vaccines from Detroit

TORONTO - A hospital in the border city of Windsor, Ont., has asked the federal government for special permission to access surplus COVID-19 vaccines ... → Read More

Man gets house arrest for ‘racist’ attack on Chinese student riding Toronto bus

TORONTO - A man who went on a racist tirade and grabbed a masked female Chinese student on a city bus at the start of the pandemic has been handed fou... → Read More