In June 2022, British Columbia passed a law that would allow it to measure systemic racism using data. What progress has been made since?

The first set of findings and policy recommendations are due to be published in June 2023

Why It Matters

This legislation is the first of its kind in Canada. Collecting longitudinal data – data collected over a long period of time – could lead to policy changes that centre equitable access, in sectors such as policing, housing and education. However, legislation that is rooted in data must also centre transparency and ownership.

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Of the roughly 5 million people who live in British Columbia, nearly 1.7 million identify as visible minorities. Another 1.4 million identify as immigrants, and 1.4 million people’s mother tongu

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