While Canada is in many ways a model, we are by no means immune to worrisome trends emerging in Europe and the United States. In November, a spike in hateful vandalism hit our nation’s capital, with targeted institutions including a Jewish community centre, several synagogues, a mosque, and a church.
Currently, Canada is the only G7 country without specific measures in place to protect genetic information. This means that Canadians could be forced to take genetic tests or disclose test results detailing their most personal information—their DNA. They could, in turn, be discriminated against because of their genes.