The troubling rise in hate crimes is an issue that should deeply concern all of us. Leadership must begin with acknowledging the realities of racism and prejudice, something not all parties are prepared to do. Only when we acknowledge the extent of the problem can we begin addressing it head on.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Present a National Action Plan on Combating Hate by 2022 as part of a renewed Anti-Racism Strategy. It will include recommendations from the Antisemitism and Islamophobia summits and specific action on combatting hate crimes in Canada, including possible amendments to the Criminal Code, training and tools for public safety agencies, and investments to support digital literacy and prevent radicalization to violence.