Hate crimes committed against Canadian Muslims is one of the biggest factors in an increase in hate crimes more generally, according to a new Statistics Canada report.
Community advocates are calling on federal and provincial governments, as well as local police departments, to track and release hate crime statistics in a more timely fashion.
The StatsCan figures also showed an alarming rate of hate crimes committed in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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