A New Petition Demands That Premier Legault 'Acknowledge' Systemic Racism In Quebec
"This petition represents the voices of those seek[ing] an anti-racist Quebec."
has time and time again said that while he can admit , he doesn't believe that it exists on a .
Viens Commission report, have proven otherwise, though. So, a petition has begun demanding the premier recognize its presence in Quebec.
Other members of the CAQ government, including Geneviève Guilbault, have refused to acknowledge systemic racism in our province as well. Meanwhile, political leaders like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mayor of Montreal have publically said it does, in fact, exist in both Quebec and all of Canada.
Legault has claimed to have "a" of systemic racism than others, believing that it doesn't exist here is because "the vast majority of Quebecers are not racist."
Local Criminal Lawyerhas explained that "systemic racism is not about being racist. It's about a system that allows you to act in a racist way and to act with discrimination."
While the CAQ government is currently planning an "We Do Something, "demand that the Legault government recognize the presence of systemic racism in Quebec."" to fight racism in the province, the group behind the new petition,
This petition points out the recent death ofin a hospital in Joliette and the "racist abuse" that the organizers believe was linked to it.