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Racial Profiling: Know Your Rights

If you are Black in Canada – it is likely you have experienced racism in all areas of your life. Race continues to be a significant issue of Canadian society. Race creates and continues to sustain inequalities for African Canadians. Whether racism is upfront and in your face, such as name calling, or spoken in whispers behind closed doors, it affects every facet of people’s lives.

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Legal Options for Sexual Abuse Survivors

By John McKiggan, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.


If a person has never experienced sexual abuse, it probably seems pretty far from their reality. However, the statistics about how common childhood abuse is are frightening; 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males in Canada will encounter some form of child abuse before the age of 17.

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Right to Know week

September 26 to October 2 is Right to Know Week, and September 28 is International Right to Know Day. Find out about your right to access government information under Nova Scotia laws, and learn more about Right to Know Week from Nova Scotia's Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

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