Canada’s hate problem is reaching new heights, but its justice system has failed to dissuade prolific purveyors of hate and discrimination who repeatedly target vulnerable groups.
‘Numb to it’: Canadian students are keeping quiet about hate and discrimination they experience on their university and college campuses
Discriminatory and hateful incidents are remarkably common on Canadian college and university campuses, according to the 30,000 respondents to 17 separate student and faculty surveys since 2015, reviewed by the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) and the Toronto Star. But failing confidence in schools’ ability or willingness to respond forcefully has driven reporting rates for abusive conduct to startlingly low levels.Read the story
The hidden hate on campus: We tracked incidents at colleges and universities and found a growing problem
On university and college campuses across the country, there have been more than 500 incidents of hate-motivated vandalism, harassment or violence since 2014, according to data obtained from more than two dozen schools by the Toronto Star and Investigative Journalism Bureau. From torrents of racist online messages, to racist and incendiary graffiti on campus, to Indigenous cultural symbols vandalized, hate incidents on campus are largely happening with impunity.Read the story
Why has the justice system failed to fix Canada’s hate problem?
Canada’s hate problem has reached new heights, an investigation by the Toronto Star and the Investigative Journalism Bureau has found. Robert Cribb, IJB's director, joins “This Matters” to tackle two key questions: How bad is Canada’s hate problem? Why does it keep repeating itself?Listen to the podcast
Spread hatred. Face courts. Repeat. Why Canada’s ‘weak’ laws are failing to address the rise of hate
As Canada’s hate problem reaches new heights, its justice system has failed to dissuade prolific hate spreaders who repeatedly target vulnerable groups.Read the story