Dr. Bonnie Henry condemns B.C. businesses for refusing entry to Indigenous people due to COVID-19 fears – CBC

Dr. Bonnie Henry condemns B.C. businesses for refusing entry to Indigenous people due to COVID-19 fears – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202166 Views

Jan 14, 2021

Businesses say it’s not racism, say there’s been misunderstanding

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has added her voice to those condemning businesses for denying Indigenous people entry due to COVID-19 fears, calling it racism.

But the businesses — which include a restaurant, dentist’s office and grocery store — claimed they were trying to stop COVID-19 from spreading from nearby Indigenous communities.

The CBC has learned that Save-On-Foods in Powell River, the Glen Lyon Restaurant in Port Hardy, and a dentist’s office in Duncan all refused service to Indigenous people, citing cases of COVID-19 in their communities as a reason.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bonnie-henry-calls-out-racism-among-businesses-1.5873345

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