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Canada complacent on racial issues, lawyers say

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

In the wake of a Charleston, N.C., church shooting in which nine black members of a Bible study group were gunned down and a 21-year-old white male with racist views charged in their murders, Canadians, like Americans, were undoubtedly shocked.

But few would argue that most Canadians are also thankful because they live in a country where racial violence is rarer than in the U.S. Canadians often view racial incidents south of the border with compassion, and complacency. While the former may be well-intentioned, the latter...