Local racism and hate meeting today in DC

Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism in Mile Zero.

Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism is meeting with Mile Zero stakeholders in the Peace River region to discuss local, emerging issues on racism and hate as part of a series of engagement meetings.

"I want to hear from people who are at the forefront of this critical issue and who are dedicated to combating discrimination and racism in our province. I want to understand: what is being done, what is working and what more we can do." 

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 Kahlon says far too often, hate turns into violence and crime. Police-reported hate crimes have increased in B.C. in recent years — from 164 reported incidents in 2015 to 255 incidents in 2017. This tells us that many people face racial discrimination as part of their daily lives.

"The insight I gain from these community engagements will inform how we move forward towards building stronger, inclusive communities where everyone can participate fully in all aspects of society — a place where everyone has an equal chance to contribute and prosper."


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