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Government will engage residents to create a new anti-racism act in B.C.: Rachna Singh

BY The Canadian Press, Dec 1, 2020 10:23 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

British Columbia's parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives says the government will engage residents to create a new anti-racism act.

Rachna Singh says in a statement that the government also plans to work with the province's human rights commissioner and others to pave the way for race-based data collection.

She says the goal is to reduce systemic discrimination in various sectors, including health care.

Singh issued the statement following the release of a report by former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond that found 84 per cent of Indigenous respondents reported some form of discrimination in health care.

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