Desmond Brown

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Desmond joined CBC News in October 2017. He previously worked with The Associated Press, Caribbean Media Corporation and Inter Press Service. You can reach him at:

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Ford government pauses proposal to build housing on dwindling farmland

Premier Doug Ford's government has pulled the brakes on a proposal that would allow more housing to be built on Ontario's dwindling farmland.

Multiple arrests made, 13 victims saved in human trafficking investigation: Peel police

Thirteen victims of human trafficking have been rescued from their alleged captors following a yearlong investigation in Mississauga, Peel Regional Police say.

Parkdale residents protest against landlord's application for 'above-guideline' rent increases

Residents of two apartment buildings in Parkdale staged a protest on Tuesday accusing their landlord of what they say are unjustified and “above guideline” rent increases.

Petition calls on Metrolinx to build promised pedestrian path under GO train bridge

Residents in Toronto's Wallace-Emerson area want the city and Metrolinx to come together to follow through on a promise to connect neighbourhoods that were divided by the Davenport GO train bridge. 

'They are suffering': Hamilton residents worry about relatives caught in deadly conflict in Sudan

Members of Hamilton’s Sudanese community are worried, thinking about family members stuck in Sudan amid violence that broke out on April 15. A rally on May 20 hoped to raise awareness about the ongoing fighting.

He was accused of having a gun at school. Now, he's suing the TDSB and Toronto police

Toronto student Ahmaud Benjamin Cockburn is suing the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Police Services Board, alleging he was the victim of an assault at his school during an incident that led to his arrest.

Police charge 3 teens after flyers with 'hateful messages' targeting 2 girls posted in Ajax

Three male teenagers have been charged in connection with offensive flyers targeting two young girls that were found posted around the Ajax area, Durham Regional Police say.

Lengthy approval process for CaféTO program results in huge financial losses: restaurant owner

A Toronto restaurant owner who takes part in the city’s CaféTO program says the length of time it’s taking to get approved results in huge financial losses.

Hundreds join memorial run in honour of slain OPP Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala

More than 600 people gathered at the Barrie waterfront on Saturday for the inaugural Greg Pierzchala memorial run in honour of Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer killed in the line of duty on Dec. 27.

Year-long exhibition at Art Gallery of Ontario celebrates Black identities, culture and community

Photographs and time-based media by a creative agency renowned for its vibrant depictions of Black identities will be on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) during a year-long exhibition which opened on Saturday.