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‘We’re not immune’ on the Hill: Sen. Bernard launches Senate debate on anti-Black racism

By Charelle Evelyn      

Recent accusations of racism against fellow Black Parliamentarian Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes are 'disturbing,' says Independent Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard.

Independent Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard gave notice of an inquiry to call the attention of the Senate to anti-Black racism, citing a need for greater education to the experience of Black Canadians across Canada and on Parliament Hill. Photograph courtesy of the office of Wanda Thomas Bernard

An Independent Senator launching a debate in the Senate on anti-Black racism nationally and on Parliament Hill says recent accusations of racism against a fellow Black Parliamentarian who called others out for denying that systemic racism exists are “disturbing.”

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