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Support for Black communities

Anti-Black racism is a malicious hatred that must be stopped. We all have a role to play in building a better Canada, free from racism, antisemitism, inequality, and inequity. According to a 2021 Abacus Data survey on Black entrepreneurship in Canada, the vast majority of Black entrepreneurs surveyed said anti-Black racism makes it harder to succeed and that access to capital was the top barrier to success. 

Recommendations

Ensuring Black-owned businesses have access to credit and economic investment opportunities and increasing funding to support and strengthen them. 

Using the 2018 Independent Street Checks Review as a blueprint for community policing practices and increasing police accountability to strengthen anti-bias training, social and cultural competency programs, and anti-discrimination policies within law enforcement agencies. 

Improving publicly available data by mandating improvements to Statistics Canada’s collection and analysis of data based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

Question for Candidates

Will you work to ensure Black-owned businesses have access to credit and economic investment opportunities?

Election Resources

CIJA has been working with Elections Canada to protect democratic participation for Jewish Canadians. As with past elections, in this election, citizens will have many ways and days to vote.