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May 03, 2022
The provincial government in British Columbia says new legislation called the Anti-Racism Data Act and aims to target racism, was co-developed with Indigenous leaders.
According to Premier John Horgan, the law will use data collection to help fix the gaps in government programs and services for Black, Indigenous and racialized people in the province.
“Our province is shaped by diversity with people from all over the world choosing to come to B.C. to build a better life,” Horgan said at a news conference on May 2. “But for too long, systemic racism and the long-lasting effects of colonialism have unfairly held people back when it comes to education, job opportunities, housing and more.”
Horgan added that accountability would be built into the act.
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