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Time to acknowledge hate crimes against Indigenous people as reality, says legal expert - Thunder Bay - CBC News

8.2.17

Time to acknowledge hate crimes against Indigenous people as reality, says legal expert - Thunder Bay - CBC News: A decade ago, the province commissioned a report on hate crimes, which recommended the implementation of a strategy specifically aimed at ending hate crimes against Indigenous people, but the strategy was never adopted.

"As far as I can tell, none of the recommendations as they related to hate crimes against Aboriginal people were actually taken up by the government," said Rudin.

Various levels of government have failed to address the problem over the years, he said, adding that the role of government could be to implement public education campaigns.

Individuals also have a responsibility to speak up against hateful practices in their communities, said Rudin.


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