Emancipation Day

August 1st is Emancipation Day. It marks the abolishment of slavery across the British Empire back in 1834. In 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate August 1st as Emancipation Day. Ngozi Paul is a Toronto based actress who is starring in a film about the history of slavery in North America. She tells BCN’s Angela Stewart that even though the day is recognized, more needs to be done. 

Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

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