Serving Toronto’s Bangla readers

Stepping onto Danforth Avenue with Shahidul Mintu, you can see right away why he calls journalism a charming job. By 6 p.m. on a Thursday, the founding editor of the Bangla Mail and Bengali Times can’t walk half a block before one and then another friend stops to say hello. “It’s a tight community,” said […]

MP and filmmaker visit Rana Plaza a year after collapse

It takes at least 20 hours to fly from Toronto to Dhaka, Bangladesh. But even Canadians who never make the trip need only go as far as the bedroom closet before most find clothes that were made there, says local NDP MP Matthew Kellway. And some of those clothes were cut and sewn in working […]

Students talk sweatshops with designer

Fashion designer Sujeet Sennik had something to show Duke of Connaught students last month – a dusty T-shirt picked from the rubble of Rana Plaza, Bangladesh. Sennik left a design position at Walmart after the poorly built Rana Plaza factory collapsed in April, killing 1,129 workers. Walmart was linked to the factory by illegal subcontracts. […]