Time to acknowledge hate crimes against Indigenous people as reality, says legal expert


February 8, 2017

The assault of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont. who was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing car is evidence that the time for governments, and individuals to address hate motivated crimes against Indigenous people in Ontario is long overdue, says one legal expert. 

While police have not yet determined whether the incident was motivated by hate, Jonathan Rudin, program director at Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, said it's common knowledge that there is a practice of throwing objects at Indigenous people in the city.



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