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Too soon to say if StatsCan will bring in more racialized researchers, says official; ‘we’re just building those relationships’

By Palak Mangat      

In July 2019, the agency established the Centre for Indigenous Statistics and Partnerships. It also employs 11 Indigenous liaison advisors to help it collect data on Indigenous people in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, pictured on May 1, is among those who have acknowledged that where race-based data has been available in years past, it has sometimes been used to 'stigmatize minority and racialized populations.' StatsCan has hired 11 Indigenous liaison officers, but an official says it is too soon to say if the agency will be bringing in more racialized researchers to beef up its efforts in race-based data collection. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s statistics agency is working with an expert advisory committee to better collect race-based data, but it is too early to say whether it will hire more racialized on-the-ground statisticians and researchers to help, says one official.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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