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Brendan Kennedy Social Justice Reporter
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Brendan Kennedy is the Star’s Social Justice Reporter, a position he has held since August 2020. Brendan, who grew up in Toronto, joined the Star in 2009 as an intern. He has previously worked on the investigative team and for the sports department, covering the Blue Jays for five seasons from 2012 through 2016. Before coming to the Star he was a general assignment news reporter at the Ottawa Citizen and Kingston Whig-Standard. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University.

Published In

Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Social Justice
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Inequality
  • Immigration Detention
  • Corrections

102 Articles
21 days ago

TMU said it increased security after a string of campus sex assaults. Now, some students and staf...

TMU denies its messaging was untruthful and says decisions on where to place security guards focus on a way that “max...

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about 2 months ago

He never learned about Canada’s first Black doctors in medical school. He wants all students to k...

Physician Nav Persaud said he hopes “people will be inspired” by plaques in Toronto celebrating pioneering 19th-centu...

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about 2 months ago

Innisfil police shooter ‘ambushed’ cops before killing himself: SIU

South Simcoe police constables Devon Northrup, 33, and Morgan Russell, 54, were killed Oct. 11 after arriving at a ho...

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2 months ago

‘This campus isn’t safe’: Following a string of sexual assaults inside a Toronto university, the ...

A Toronto Metropolitan University official said the campus is safe and TMU has increased security in the building whe...

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3 months ago

Toronto parents less likely to see reduced daycare fees than almost anywhere else in Ontario

For-profit daycares opted out of $10/day child care program at much higher rate than non-profits, a Star analysis found.

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5 months ago

Hoping for $10-a-day child care? Here’s how many Toronto daycares opted in to the federal program

While most of the city’s 1,054 licensed child care providers have joined, 169 providers — 16% — opted out or did not ...

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6 months ago

How intense pressure from for-profit daycares has transformed Ontario’s rollout of $10-a-day chil...

Ontario has stripped some checks and balances from its funding rules, which observers say threatens to compromise the...

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6 months ago

Ontario weakened its $10-a-day child care funding rules. Now the federal government is demanding ...

Provincial education minister’s office says cost controls remain in place and will ensure child care fees are lowered.

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7 months ago

Ontario Ministry of Health reverses course on guardianship requirement for disabled woman

The policy change comes after the Star reported on the ultimatum given to a Kingston woman: lose her funding or her i...

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7 months ago

A Toronto private school was sued over a student’s alleged sexual assault. The school’s name was ...

Upper Canada College’s identity had been concealed by a sweeping publication ban, which has been overturned. The scho...

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8 months ago

The Ontario government has given Maggie an ultimatum: the disabled teen can lose her funding or h...

The Ministry of Health will cut the funding Maggie Hickey uses for caregivers unless her parents impose guardianship ...

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10 months ago

A prescription for healthy food? Food Rx program gives people access to fresh fruit and vegetable...

“Prescribing food is not something I wanted to do as a health-care worker,” said Dr. Andrew Boozary. “It’s a response...

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