Racism in Quebec : “you must be willing to talk about the issue” to take things forward, says mp Lionel Carmant

Racisme au Québec : « il faut accepter de parler du problème » pour faire avancer les choses, affirme le député Lionel Carmant

The mp caquiste of Taillon, Lionel Carmant, believes that the issue of racism is not critical in Quebec, but that there are “things to improve” and that to succeed, it is necessary to “agree to talk”.

A resident of Boston from 1992 to 1994, the deputy minister of Health and social services has taken the decision to return to Quebec 25 years ago, because of the discrimination of the black community in Boston, but also because “Quebec is the best place in the world to raise children”.

Although he believes that “no one is deeply racist,” in Quebec, there is still work to be done to eliminate discrimination, according to him. And this awareness begins with a serious discussion on the issue.

“I was arrested for no reason several times while walking in the street or while driving the car of my parents when I was younger. I warn my children that these are things that can still happen, even here. “

Listen to the full interview Lionel Carmant.

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