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CANADA: British Columbians Invited To Help Shape Anti-Racism Data Legislation 

British Columbia – Canada

CANADA: Province of British Columbia:

British Columbians are encouraged to help shape B.C.’s anti-racism data legislation, so government can better identify existing gaps and create a more inclusive, equitable province. 

The public consultation will help inform government about how to collect data in a way that is reflective of the needs and experiences of Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) communities.

“Systemic racism exists everywhere, including in government policies and programs, and we know that too many communities are facing barriers in their lives because of it,” said Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “This engagement will help shed more light on the experiences of people using government services in B.C., so that we can break down these barriers they’re facing, identify gaps and deliver better supports. It will also ensure that our approach to collecting data meets the needs of IBPOC communities and does not exacerbate existing systemic issues.”      Continue reading

Image of a Black Woman on the new Canadian $10 bill – By Francis Quamina Farrier   

Guyana Chronicle –    

The unveiling of a jumbo image of the new Canadian $10 banknote. From left , Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau; Wanda Robson, sister of Viola Desmond who did the unveiling and Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz.

Image of a Black Woman on the new Canadian $10 bill

By Francis Quamina Farrier    Continue reading

Black History documentary reveals Canada’s hidden past – By Yvonne Sam

Black History documentary reveals Canada’s hidden past – By Yvonne Sam

Displays of historical omission in civic remission

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana. The Life of Reason (1905-06)

The recognition of Black History Month has created controversy about the continued usefulness and fairness of a month dedicated to the history of one race.  Now February 28 has come and gone carrying in its wake Black History Month. Simply put it means that we will go back to not talking about black issues until next year, or until something in the news makes it applicable again. For one month each year Canadians deign to pay attention to Black History in the most perfunctory manner possible.     Continue reading

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