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Nova Scotia seeks feedback as they develop anti-discrimination strategy

By Evan Taylor Sep 16, 2022 | 2:58 PM

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Nova Scotians can give feedback on proposed definitions for types of discrimination and racism that will be addressed in the Province’s equity and anti-racism strategy.

A survey is now open where residents can weigh in as the province looks to create policies to combat discrimination.

“Community input has been critical in shaping our approach to addressing racism and discrimination in all their forms,” said Pat Dunn, Minister responsible for the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives. “We heard from more than 2,000 people as we developed the Dismantling Racism and Hate Act, a unique piece of legislation in Canada, and we want to continue to engage with Nova Scotians as we take the next steps in building the strategy.”

In April, six types of discrimination and racism were identified for definition and inclusion in the policies set to be developed.

The six forms of discrimination they will target include;

  •  Ableism


  • Anti-Asian racism


  •  Anti-Black racism


  •  Anti-Indigenous racism


  •  Antisemitism


  •  Gender and sexuality-based discrimination

In addition to the online survey the province will also be hosting multiple public feedback sessions that will run from September 17 to November 12.



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