Anti-racism

Hamilton ranks second highest for hate crimes in Canada — again

Hamilton Spectator By Nicole O’Reilly Hamilton has the second-highest rate of police-reported hate crimes, only falling behind Thunder Bay, according to a national Statistics Canada Report. This ranking, based on 2015 statistics, is not new. Hamilton regularly ranks in that second place spot, in part because of increased reporting here, police say. Hamilton saw 55 […]

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Ontario Passes Anti-Racism Legislation

Ontario passed legislation today that positions the province as a leader in fighting systemic racism and advancing racial equity for all. The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 strengthens the government’s commitment to identify and combat systemic racism in policies, programs and services and build a fair society where everyone is provided equal opportunity. The legislation: Establishes the […]

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Ontario government unveils 3-year plan to battle racism

The provincial government has announced a sweeping new plan for tackling systemic racism that includes Ontario’s first anti-racism legislation, $47 million for black youth, and a framework for collecting race-based data — something community activists have long demanded. The “pan-government” strategy — developed over the last year by the province’s still-fledgling anti-racism directorate — was […]

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