Hate crimes rose by 72% during the pandemic, Statistics Canada reports

by News Update

New numbers from Statistics Canada reinforce what many have been hearing from police and ethnic, religious, and LGBTQ2+ communities all across Canada: hate crimes are on the rise.

The numbers show reports of such attacks have risen 72 per cent since the start of the pandemic, with religious minorities bearing the brunt of the hate.

Sean O’Shea has the reaction from communities impacted by hate crimes in Toronto and explains what advocates are calling for to alter this trend.

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21 comments

CDNcovert August 3, 2022 - 8:15 AM

First

marty trueblood August 3, 2022 - 8:21 AM

race and religion is the diversity monster that eats canada
meanwhile these Asians dump on first nation treaty
let them face the music for their original Sino doctrines

THE ONLINE CHRISTIAN MINISTER August 3, 2022 - 8:22 AM

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Communication Failure7600 August 3, 2022 - 8:23 AM

This has nothing to do with lowering the bar for what constitutes a hate crime either. Nope. Not at all

SandyMC August 3, 2022 - 8:25 AM

Did you include trudeau's hate speech in this ? he was spewing hate speech towards Canadian's! You forgot to mention trudeau destroying the trust in government and RCMP!

marty trueblood August 3, 2022 - 8:29 AM

ju wish hate first nations
they brought Columbus and genocide
now they face the music and karma

D K August 3, 2022 - 8:29 AM

That because global keeps promoting it

Mel August 3, 2022 - 8:37 AM

Humans are the worst

Mary Rochefortt August 3, 2022 - 8:40 AM

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyycism!!!!!!!!!!!

《Freedom》 August 3, 2022 - 8:41 AM

Ya we know the government hates us . ….

《Freedom》 August 3, 2022 - 8:43 AM

More Crapoganda

Cujo19760210 August 3, 2022 - 8:43 AM

Those bullies are SCUMS!!
SCUMS!! SCUMS!! SCUMS!!

《Freedom》 August 3, 2022 - 8:43 AM

More like a 72% reduction in our rights and freedoms.

《Freedom》 August 3, 2022 - 8:46 AM

All 72% came from the "man" in the fancy socks

Kyle Hines August 3, 2022 - 8:47 AM

🇨🇦 72 percent???

What was it PRIOR to imposition of multiculturalism on Canada?

Gail Johnston August 3, 2022 - 8:47 AM

We Canadians were living in dire straits while Mr Dressup was encouraging people to enter Canada, not tested or vetted. Then he gives them tens of thousands of dollars to buy a BMW or Mercedes. Yes, we are mad as hell and won't take it much longer.

gordon bezanson August 3, 2022 - 8:48 AM

No such thing as hate crime .a crime is a crime .never heard of Like crime clown world

Gail Johnston August 3, 2022 - 8:49 AM

I think that looking at someone the wrong way is a hate crime now 😂

Kyle Hines August 3, 2022 - 8:50 AM

News media is totally negligent in refusing to point out that the VAST MAJORITY of hate crimes perpetrated against Asians in North America are perpetrated by Blacks, without exception.

Brian Kroger August 3, 2022 - 8:55 AM

Trudeau has played one group against another ever since he was elected.

Kyle Hines August 3, 2022 - 8:56 AM

🇨🇦 I call upon the Canadian government to designate RAPE as a HATE CRIME.
Back when men were men, we used to hang rapists by the neck until dead ! 🙋