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Barriers to equality persist in Ontario
Despite progress in advancing equality over the past decades, there is also much to be discouraged about, the head of Ontario's rights agency said Tuesday.
In releasing the Ontario Human Rights Commission's annual report, chief commissioner Barbara Hall said some of the problems even feel personal.
"There’s some really persistent issues: anti-black racism and discrimination towards aboriginal peoples," Hall said in an interview.
"As a woman, I find it discouraging the persistence of sexual harassment."
Hall said barriers to equality also include discrimination based on religion, disability and sexual orientation.