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Canadian Public Health Association

Report on Police Violence Against Black People in Toronto Reveals Canada Has A Big Race Problem

David Love

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Atlanta Black Star



The Canadian Public Health Association has spoken out against racism in Canada, and has deemed it a pubic health issue. “Unfortunately Canada remains a nation where a person’s colour, religion, culture or ethnic origin are determinants of health that result in inequities in social inclusion, economic outcomes, personal health, and access to and quality of health and social services,” the association said in a statement, noting racism is insidious and impacts all aspects of life. “Those who experience racism exhibit poorer health outcomes including negative mental health outcomes, negative physical health outcomes, and negative health-related behaviours.” The organization cited the country’s egregious racist laws and policies, particularly as they relate to the violence, colonization, dislocation and genocide against indigenous peoples.

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