Toronto District School Board Initial Access to Information Return on ‘Hijab Hoax’ Leaves More Questions than Answers

At long last, after waiting seven months, which really feels like a lifetime with everything that's happened in the news subsequently, the Access to Information (ATI) request with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for all communications pertaining to the "hijab hoax" --occurring way back on January 12 -- has finally been completed. Although the … Continue reading Toronto District School Board Initial Access to Information Return on ‘Hijab Hoax’ Leaves More Questions than Answers

Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

Late last month I had a conference call with five representatives from the TDSB, a mediator from the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and veteran journalist and author Mark Bourrie from Ottawa, who I asked to join the call because he has extensive experience in filing freedom of information requests. The call ended with us agreeing … Continue reading Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

Setting a Rumour Straight Regarding the Hijab Hoax

I don't intend to belabour the Hijab Hoax story anymore -- other than to hold the Toronto District School Board to account for its involvement in the rushed press conference -- but I received a belated response from a person of interest dragged into the right-wing conspiracy theories floating online about the Hijab Hoax because … Continue reading Setting a Rumour Straight Regarding the Hijab Hoax

Update On The Freedom of Information Request With The Toronto District School Board Regarding How It Dealt With The Hijab Hoax

In a week's time Raving Canuck has raised just under $800 or 40 per cent of the $2,000 goal to fund our journalism project of finding out what happened at the Toronto District School Board during the Hijab Hoax debacle, and what led to the TDSB sanctioning a rushed press conference at one of its … Continue reading Update On The Freedom of Information Request With The Toronto District School Board Regarding How It Dealt With The Hijab Hoax

Crowdfunding to Get to the Bottom of the Toronto District School Board’s Involvement in the Hijab Hoax Debacle

Raving Canuck  is fundraising to access all of the communications at the Toronto District School Board  in regards to the Hijab Hoax incident. We're looking to get clarity on the TDSB's involvement in allowing a rushed press conference to take place at one of its schools -- where the two kids told false stories about … Continue reading Crowdfunding to Get to the Bottom of the Toronto District School Board’s Involvement in the Hijab Hoax Debacle

Hijab Hoax: Some Answers from Toronto Police and Lingering Questions for Toronto District School Board, Media, Politicians, and Girl’s Family

It's been almost three weeks since the false report of an eleven-year-old girl being twice attacked by a crazed Asian man with scissors, cutting a 12-inch slice in her hijab, was first blasted across cyberspace on Friday, January 12. Once the Toronto Police concluded their investigation, finding the incident was a fabricated hoax, the media — … Continue reading Hijab Hoax: Some Answers from Toronto Police and Lingering Questions for Toronto District School Board, Media, Politicians, and Girl’s Family

Hijab Hoax: Unanswered Questions for Toronto Police, Some Questions Answered by the Toronto District School Board

So the appalling Toronto story that made international headlines of a man committing a hate crime against an 11-year-old child by attacking her with scissors and cutting her hijab twice turned out to be a hoax. Here was the curt update from Toronto Police Services at 10:38 a.m. "After a detailed investigation, police have determined … Continue reading Hijab Hoax: Unanswered Questions for Toronto Police, Some Questions Answered by the Toronto District School Board