Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

May 5, 2021

By Globe News| Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the Vancouver Police Department show a 717-per-cent rise in hate crimes against East Asians from 2019 to 2020. A federally-funded study conducted by several groups under the umbrella of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice found that B.C. has the most reported incidents per capita of any sub-national...

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Statement by Minister Chagger on Asian Heritage Month

May 5, 2021

May 1st marks the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, embodies pan-Asian diversity and the invaluable achievements of communities of Asian descent in all parts of Canadian society. It also acknowledges their resilience and perseverance in continuing to overcome adversity throughout Canada’s history. During Asian Heritage Month, we honour the significant contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made, and continue to make, in...

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