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Hate Crime

The Criminal Code of Canada, End Hate Crime a Ministry of Justice publication, defines hate crime (based on the Criminal Code of Canada) as:

A criminal offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by the suspect’s bias, prejudice or hate against an identifiable group based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or any other similar factor.

For more information about hate crime, please see the End Hate Crime brochure and booklet and visit HateCrimeBC.ca.

Help is Available

If you or someone you know is a victim of hate crime, help is available. You can contact your local police or VictimLink BC for more information and support.

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