This Election’s Most Influential, Fair Question

Quebec’s Bill 21 and Bill 96 have been strongly condemned for discriminating against religious and ethnic minorities in that province. But all of that has been overshadowed by the English-language debate moderator’s pointed question to Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, writes John Miller.

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Asian-Canadian Frontline Workers Face Rampant Discrimination: Report

A Chinese Canadian group has just released a new report outlining the ways Asian frontline workers are discriminated against and the increased health risks they face as a result. It is allying with other diaspora groups to ensure that anti-Asian racism is front and centre in the current election campaign.

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Anti-Racism Advocates Call on Party Leaders to Help Kill Bill 21

Anti-racism advocates are calling on key political leaders in Canada to publicly renounce Quebec’s Bill 21 “secularism” law during this election campaign. Last April, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that although the secularism law violated the basic rights of religious minorities in the province, those violations are permissible because of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause.

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Islamophobia Summit: Trudeau Calls Out Federal Institutions

Thursday’s summit on Islamophobia, strangely, was closed to the public. While the prime minister named several national institutions as part of the problem, groups on the ground worry about the safety of Muslim children as they head to school, reports Reedah Hayder.

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‘Stand Up for Your Harassed Muslim Co-worker’

The Muslim Canadian community continues to mourn the loss of four members of a Muslim family killed in Sunday’s Islamophobic attack. Reyhana Patel is calling on Canadians to stand up for and befriend their Muslim neighbours and work colleagues in a sign of solidarity.

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It’s Never Too Early to Stand Up Against Racism

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the second piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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