Hate is the 2021 election’s elephant in the room. Here’s what social impact organizations want federal leaders to do about it.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims released an election guide for Muslim Canadians, allies, and politicians amid an epidemic of racist violence in Canada.

Why It Matters

Hate is a life-or-death issue for many Canadians, be they Black, Indigenous, Muslim, Asian, Sikh, queer, trans, or a woman. All of the major political parties have made promises to end hate, but that won’t happen without sustained pressure from leaders themselves.

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