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Justin Trudeau Asks For Action Against Hatred On International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Canadians to come together in order to take a stand against racism on the International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. “It’s up to everyone to come together and reject all forms of racism, discrimination, and hatred – and to take action, whenever and wherever we see it,” wrote Trudeau on Twitter. “Today, let’s recommit to doing that, and let’s continue to build a future that’s fairer for everyone.” READ MORE: Queen Elizabeth Meets With Justin Trudeau In First In-Person Engagement Since Contracting COVID The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was created by the United Nations to mark the anniversary of the day that police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid laws in 1960.

It takes place annually on March 21. The U.N. marked #IDERD2022 with a social media post on Monday, captioned: “Racism affects us all and impacts entire societies.

But some groups suffer more than others. On Monday’s #FightRacism Day, learn how you can show solidarity with vulnerable groups.” READ MORE: Queen Elizabeth Meets With Justin Trudeau In First In-Person Engagement Since Contracting COVID Meanwhile, Canadian Heritage reminded people of their “collective responsibility to combat racial discrimination” in order to build a more “inclusive, equitable and fairer Canada.”

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