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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on March 21. True or False: Incidents which are racially motivated can only be reported if the incident is criminal in nature?
The Right Answer: The answer is False. Incidents such as workplace or school harassment, refusal of service by certain companies or landlords because of who you are, should not be dismissed. Human rights commissions and internal policies in institutions can help you resolve issues before they become criminal in nature. If the incident becomes criminal in nature, you can file a police report by contacting our Call Centre at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. For a life threatening emergency or crime in progress - dial 911.
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