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Feds should be proactive on UN report that slams Canada for its history of racist policies

By Donald H. Oliver      

The federal government should indeed create a Department of African-Canadian Affairs and develop a strategy to address anti-black racism in the criminal justice system.

Donald Oliver says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should address to UN General Assembly to talk about Canada's overt racism, race hatred, stereotyping, economic disadvantage, injustice and unfairness directed at black African Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
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HALIFAX—A shocking and damning report to the UN Human Rights Council says racism against black people in Canada "lies at the core" of many Canadian institutions. We've known that for decades and absolutely nothing has been done about it, but now the Government of Canada has the perfect reason to be proactive. An international call has been made for the federal government to act swiftly and decisively to carry out recommendations of a UN working group on racism

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