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

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.


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.


  •  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 or

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