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By Patricia Petit Liang

Montreal’s International Jazz Festival has cancelled all the remaining performances of SLĀV in response to accusations of racism and cultural appropriation for featuring white people dressed up as slaves and singing African-American slave songs.

According to CBC News, 28-year-old American singer and songwriter Moses Sumney pulled out of the Montreal International Jazz Festival in protest of SLĀV and performed a sold-out concert at Club Soda.

Hundreds of protesters gathered last week to protest the show and had been campaigning online for its cancellation.


By Allison O’Reilly

A lawyer for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has announced his resignation, citing government interference.

According to CBC News, Breen Ouellette, who worked as a commission counsel for the inquiry at its Vancouver offices, posted online that he resigned on June 21.

Breen, who is Métis, says in the statement that he believes the federal government has "undermined the independence and impartiality of the national inquiry."

The inquiry has been plagued by chronic delays, staff turnover and complaints from families about disorganization, poor communication and a lack of transparency.


By Patricia Petit Liang

At least 63 migrants disappeared after a rubber boat sank off the coast of Libya on Sunday.

According to BBC News, 41 people have been rescued but at least 170 migrants have gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday.

More than 1000 people have died while sailing from Libya to Europe this year.