Investigation update on racism allegations in B.C.’s health-care system – July 9, 2020

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by pmnationtalk on July 12, 2020240 Views

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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a former judge and British Columbia’s former children’s advocate, holds a news conference in Victoria to provide an update on her investigation into allegations of racism against Indigenous people in the province’s health-care system. Turpel-Lafond was originally appointed by the B.C. government to investigate allegations that emergency room staff in at least one hospital played a game to guess the blood-alcohol levels of patients, in particular of Indigenous people. Her independent investigation has been expanded to examine the extent of systemic Indigenous-specific racism in B.C.’s health-care system.
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