Tuesday, September 26, 2017

UN report on Canada to address anti-Black racism - TORONTO STAR

Originally published: September 24, 2017
Publisher: TheStar.com 

The UN Human Rights Council is expected to discuss a report on issues affecting Black Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal government, including that it apologize for slavery and consider providing reparations for historical injustices.

A UN working group will submit its final report on the human rights situation of people of African descent in Canada to the council Monday based on its consultations with government officials and interest groups during an October 2016 mission to Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax and Montreal.

Some report findings released in August raised deep concerns about Canada’s legacy of anti-black racism, which traces its origins to slavery in the 16th century and reverberates into the present day.