'When Black or Indigenous or other people of colour get into the political system, it always assumed it’s they who must carry this change for the rest of us,' says journalist and activist Desmond Cole.
Desmond Cole, pictured on Feb. 11, 2020, in Ottawa, says there's immense pressure on elected officials who may enter office wanting to spur change to conform to the political systems. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Desmond Cole wants Canadians to abandon their reflexive impulse to measure social and racial progress against their southern neighbours.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.