A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title of being the hate crime capital of Canada. Has that city become a cautionary tale for the rest of Canada? And then there’s the internet. How is hate speech being fought online?
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