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Winnipeg to host national summit on race relations

 

Last updated 10/19/2015 at 8:34am

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"Winnipeg came together in one, unified strong voice to say, 'Yes, we do have a problem here," Mayor Brian Bowman at the start of a press conference announcing a national summit to deal with race relations. "Cities across our nation have the same problem-intolerance, ignorance, racism."

WINNIPEG, MB-Winnipeg will host a summit on combating racism on September 17-18, hosted by Winnipeg's Mayor Brian Bowman, Metis, and will be held at the Canadian Museum for Civil Rights.

"Winnipeg came together in one, unified strong voice to say, 'Yes, we do have a problem here," Bowman said referring to an article that appeared in the January 22 Maclean's magazine which labeled Winnipeg as "Canada's most racist city."

"Cities across our nation have the same problem-intolerance, ignorance, racism," the mayor states at a press conference at the museum to announce the summit. "We h...



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