Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours has covered stories in Israel, Palestine, Turkey and Canada, and reports primarily on migration, minority groups, politics and human rights.

Islamophobia

Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

Law requires individuals to uncover their faces when receiving public services, including riding public buses.

Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

First Nations

'Mixed feelings' over Canada's '60s Scoop' settlement

Ottawa agrees to pay $600m to 16,000 indigenous survivors of its controversial forced adoption programme.

'Mixed feelings' over Canada's '60s Scoop' settlement

US & Canada

Jagmeet Singh's win opens doors for Canada's minorities

Analysts argue NDP's new charismatic leader has a long road ahead if he wants his party to win back seats in parliament.

Jagmeet Singh's win opens doors for Canada's minorities

US & Canada

Jagmeet Singh elected leader of Canada's NDP

Sikh-Canadian politician becomes the first person of colour to lead a major federal party in the country's history.

Jagmeet Singh elected leader of Canada's NDP

Middle East

An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert

Tens of thousands of refugees from Mali are living alongside traditional Mauritanian herding communities.

An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert

US & Canada

Quebec: Uniting to fulfil mosque attack victim's dream

Muslim community in Quebec City increases security after January attack and finds ways to honour the victims.

Quebec: Uniting to fulfil mosque attack victim's dream

Journalism Matters

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the 'fake news' phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

US & Canada

Malala Yousafzai made an honorary Canadian citizen

The advocate for girls' right to education worldwide is only the sixth person to ever receive the symbolic title.

Malala Yousafzai made an honorary Canadian citizen

US & Canada

Theatres to screen Orwell's 1984 in anti-Trump protest

Nearly 200 cinemas will show the film version of the dystopian classic on Tuesday to encourage political conversation.

Theatres to screen Orwell's 1984 in anti-Trump protest

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

Izzeldin Abuelaish's lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza.

Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

Human Rights

Thousands mourn victims of Quebec mosque attack

Mass gathering in Montreal to mourn three of the six Muslim men killed at a mosque in Quebec City.

Thousands mourn victims of Quebec mosque attack

Human Rights

Canada under pressure to counter Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Rights groups urge Canada to lift cap on refugee sponsorship after US bars entry to refugees and immigrants.

Canada under pressure to counter Trump's 'Muslim ban'