Within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomssection 15 states that every individual is to be considered equal regardless of religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age or physical or mental disability. The Bay Area Reporter Online. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. They may be more publicly visible than they had been before. But let's at least begin with honesty: Crimes related to sexual orientation actually accounted for just 16 per cent of all hate incidents, while 55 per cent were motivated by race or ethnicity and 26 per cent by religion.
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Hate crimes against gays doubled in Canada
Kenneth Zeller is murdered in Toronto's High Park, a hate crime which spurs the Toronto District School Board, Zeller's employer, to implement one of Canada's first programs to combat anti-gay discrimination and violence. It receives royal assent on June To view your reading history, you must be logged in. Gay and bisexual men are four times more likely to attempt suicide in their lifetime than heterosexual men. Cellular expert delivers blow to defence. By December, the province of Quebec becomes the second jurisdiction in the world, behind only Denmark, to pass a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.