Systemic racism exists,’ says new CAQ adviser on Indigenous affairs – Montreal Gazette

Systemic racism exists,’ says new CAQ adviser on Indigenous affairs – Montreal Gazette

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202181 Views

Jun 09, 2021

Anne Panasuk, whose stance is in contrast to that of Premier François Legault, draws praise from opposition parties.

QUEBEC — The day after being appointed a special adviser to Quebec on the issue of missing Indigenous children, Anne Panasuk said Wednesday she believes systemic racism exists in the province — in direct contrast to the ruling Coalition Avenir Québec’s insistence it does not.

“Yes, I believe it exists, and I have spoken with (Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière) about it,” Panasuk said in an interview on the Radio-Canada morning show Tout un matin.

“But what’s more important than semantic debates is action, and I believe this new law gives us the possibility to have the tools to act. And we will see in one year or two years if we can go further.”

Read More: https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/systemic-racism-exists-says-new-caq-adviser-on-indigenous-affairs

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