An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201927 Views

Tim Hogan heard several reasons for 5-hour detention, but he believes it was racism

Apr 15, 2019

Timothy Adam Hogan grasped the X-ray machine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton while a customs officer stood by his side, expecting to find smuggled drugs in Hogan’s digestive tract.

As the Indigenous artist waited for the X-ray results, he thought of the sudden, unusual turn his night took after he got off a plane at the airport several hours earlier.

Why was he singled out for this treatment, made to feel as small as an “abused animal,” he wondered.

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