Final Report of the Hate Crimes Community Working Group to the Attorney General and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
The Hate Crimes Community Working Group took the initiative and compiled this comprehensive report on Hate Crime in the province of Ontario in the year 2006.
This final report, addressed to the Attorney General and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, makes note of an alarming rise of Hate Crime within the province of Ontario following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The rise of Islamophobia has gained significance, with the Arab and Muslim Canadians under increased threat to hate crime following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Furthermore, Antisemitism continues to be a problem in Ontario with Hate Crimes against Jews continuing to be a social dilemma. The LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans-gendered, and Intersexed) community continues to be victimized by hate crime. Aboriginals, African-Canadians, and other visible and ethnic minorities are also at risk of being victimized by hate crime. The report is comprehensive, documents all relevant forms of
Hate Crime in Ontario, addresses underlying causes and concerns, and presents a wide range of guidelines so that policy makers and officials can work to combat the growing threat of Hate Crime within the province of Ontario.