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People ‘dying unnecessarily’ because of racial bias in Canada’s health-care system, researcher says

July 4, 2018 - Written by:

People ‘dying unnecessarily’ because of racial bias in Canada’s health-care system, researcher says | CBC News

While some people have raised concerns about anti-Indigenous racism in the Northwest Territories’ health-care system, an expert says it’s not just an issue in the territory. Dr. Janet Smylie said it’s one of the biggest health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across Canada. This isn’t something you can switch overnight.