Canada has more reported anti-Asian hate incidents than U.S. — report

/ 10:23 AM September 15, 2020

TORONTO — Canada has more racist anti-Asian hate incidents per capita than the United States, according to a report released on the anniversary of the 1907 anti-Asian riots in Vancouver.

ADVERTISEMENT

Up to 600 anti-Asian incidents have been reported in 7 provinces since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report released by the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice. 

  • Canada has a higher number of anti-Asian racism reports per capita than the United States. British Columbia has the most reported incidents per capita of any sub-

women are even more disproportionately impacted, accounting for nearly 70% of all reported incidents.

FEATURED STORIES

  •  Verbal abuse and harassment are widespread, occurring in 65% of all reported

incidents. This includes racial slurs, threats and derogatory remarks.

  •  Nearly 30% of reported incidents are assault, including targeted coughing, spitting and physical attacks and violence.

Most recently, youths in Pembroke, Ontario attacked an 80-year-old Asian grandmother with a rock.

British Columbia has the most reported incidents of any north American province state, or territory.

Last month in Vancouver, a video showed an unidentified female shoved a 61-year-old Filipina woman against her car without provocation.

Authors of the report are calling for local governments to enforce anti-racism measures.

Those who have faced racist incidents are encouraged to report them via elimi8hate.org or covidracism.ca.

ADVERTISEMENT
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
TAGS: anti-Asian racism Canada, Canada anti-Asian hate, pandemic racism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.