Punjabi: "Increase in hate incidents and federal government's access"
An editorial in Toronto's Canadian Punjabi Post writes:
"Recent statistics show that most reported hate crimes have been against Jews (18 percent), Muslims (17 percent), and Blacks (16 percent). A very surprising trend in recent years involves hate crimes targeting two Catholic groups along with other groups. Although there are no concrete statistics, White people are made responsible for targeting minority groups, but who targets the Catholic groups? Are they being targeted by minorities? The federal government is spending $23 million on an anti-racism strategy and holding roundtable meetings led by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodríguez. However, it is still not known why these meetings are not being discussed with the media. As well, the government still does not recognize the existence of systemic racism. The phrase "systemic racism" is not even in the Heritage Minister's vocabulary, and according to him, there is no racism in Canada. If this is the case, are the figures issued by the statistics department then incorrect or wrong? Also, is the federal government's $23 million being spent on an anti-racism strategy an extravagant expense? (30/11/2018)
Cantonese: "Hate crimes reached all-time high in 2017, Statistics Canada says"
Vancouver's Cantonese CHMB AM 1320 Cantonese reports:
The number of police-reported hate crimes reached an all-time high in 2017, largely driven by incidents targeting Muslim, Jewish and black people, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday. The federal agency said hate crimes have been steadily climbing since 2014, but shot up by some 47% in 2017, the last year for which data was collected. In total, Canadian police forces reported 2,073 hate crimes – the most since 2009, when data became available. The increases were largely driven by incidents in Ontario and Quebec. (29/11/2018)
Spanish: "Hate crimes on the rise in Canada"
Spanish Radio program CHIN FM 100.7 Spanish reports:
Statistics Canada says that hate crimes reported to the police considerably rose last year, with incidents directed at people of colour, Jews, Muslims, representing the majority of the increase in Canada. (29/11/2018)