Canada witnesses a spurt in hate crimes, new data reveals



Canada has encountered a quick surge in hate offenses targeting religion, sexual orientation, and class since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the data published this week by Statistic Canada.


Canada, which exults in itself as an assorted and accepting country for immigrants and refugees, has seen a 72% bounce in its hate crime ratio between the years 2019 and 2021, revealed Statistics Canada. This upswing was partially due to the pandemic, which impelled and heightened safety and bigotry issues. Chinese Canadians recounted heightened intolerance. Wuhan, China was the center of the infection. In 2021, hate-motivated offenses targeting faith hopped 67%, those targeting sexual orientation rose 64% and those targeting class or ethnicity rose 6%.

That has motivated minority factions to persuade the administration to approve anti-racism legislation.


“We just cannot afford further holdup in efforts to curb anti-Asian animosity and discrimination,” Amy Go, the president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, notified the Reuters newsagent.

The commission has implored the federal administration to approve an Anti-Racism Act to receive specific data about the felons, where the offense takes place, and the situations under which it arises to hold those accountable.

Migration is a significant growth dynamo for the Canadian economy, with immigrant laborers accounting for 84% of total workforce progress in the 2010s, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada accepted a record 401,000 new permanent citizens in 2021, and Ottawa has set a driving mark of 432,000 visitors this year. Several episodes of targeting Asians have put Manan Doshi, a foreign student who formerly came to Canada, in doubt about continuing in the country. Doshi explained that his family pleaded with him to retreat to India after he saw some life-threatening events at Toronto subway sites that frightened him.


Mohammed Hashim, managerial chief of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, has proposed the federal administration capitalize 15 million Canadian bucks ($11.6m) to support hate crime sufferers.

“This is inappropriate because hatred can forever harm peoples’ capacity to partake in society,” Hashim said.

The new statistics recorded a 71% rise in hate offenses against Muslims from 2021 to 2020, during which there were 144 occurrences.


“This year, there was a stunning spike of anti-Muslim animosity, as per the Stats Canada numbers,” The National Council of Canadian Muslims informed in a tweet earlier this week.

“We lost Canadian Muslims to dislike in 2021. These digits also do not tell the entire story – we know that the digits of hate offences greatly surpass what appears in hate crime stats.”

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