Fighting Racism and Discrimination

This collection looks at the fight against discrimination and racism in Canada. It includes examples of ongoing efforts across the country to remove barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion and to reduce inequities in all sectors of society.

  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • 48 Titles

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The National Ontario judge says carding has little to no value as a policing tool

An Ontario judge who earlier this week called for the elimination of random street checks said carding only generates "low quality intelligence" and alienates certain communities from the police.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

News in Review - January 2015 Our Canada: Are We Racist?

Many Canadians see their country as safe, clean and equal. But is that third notion really true? Do we actually treat each other the same regardless of skin colour? Duncan McCue sets out to answer the big question: are we racist?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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  • NIR-15-01 - Our Canada: Are We Racist?

News in Review - December 2002 Policing and Race in Canada

The recent report in The Toronto Star accusing the Toronto police of racial profiling has renewed the debate across Canada on whether racial minorities get the same treatment as others from police forces. We look at the situation in Toronto and other recent issues including the incident two years ago in Saskatchewan concerning the police and Aboriginal people.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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  • Policing and Race in Canada

News in Review - October 2001 Racism: Then and Now

This report examines the UN conference on racism and xenophobia, held in Durban, South Africa, that was marred by controversy and discord over such issues as reparations for slavery and the wording of a conference statement accusing Israel of apartheid-like behaviour. Bringing the issue closer to home, we also examine the black experience in Nova Scotia and recent calls there ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2001

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  • Racism: Then and Now

News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

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Telling Our Twisted Histories Savage

How did we go from 'noble savages' to 'dirty savages'? Over time, the meaning of the word has shifted from natural, free and pure to a derogatory word used to diminish us and cast us aside. Indigenous people were considered "uncivilized", synonymous with barbaric, bestial and cruel. This word has inflicted deep wounds and fuels prejudices to this day. Together, ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

The National Scathing report finds systemic racism in Thunder Bay's police force

In a scathing report, Ontario's independent police watchdog says systemic racism exists throughout the Thunder Bay Police Service. It goes on to state that the "inadequacy" of at least nine investigations into the deaths of Indigenous people over the past several years was "so problematic" that they should be reopened.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

CBC Docs POV Skinhead Must-See

Brad was a prime target for neo-Nazi recruiters — a white 18-year-old punk, in and out of trouble with the law, a street brawler already in his fourth high school, a kid without direction. Lured by the promise of comradeship in a gang of “like-minded” men, Brad found what he wanted most: belonging. He spent 13 years in “the movement,” ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/27/2018