The aboriginal peoples of Quebec are subjected to systemic discrimination, according to a study

News 17 January, 2018
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:52

    On Wednesday 17 January 2018 11:59

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    The aboriginal peoples of Quebec are victims of systemic discrimination, says a study of the IRIS, in particular because they are still today the “effects of colonialism” in the country.

    “We’re talking about employment, income, housing, or education, the data show us that the natives live to a very great inequalities compared to the rest of the population of Québec,” stressed the author of the study, Julia Posca, in his analysis of the conditions of life of the aboriginal people in Quebec.

    Among the indicators of concern, the study of the Institute for research and information socio-economic (IRIS) focuses on the employment, income, housing, and education, to name a few.

    In fact, unemployment among aboriginal people is two times higher than the rest of the country. One in five aboriginal people lived in a dwelling that is in urgent need of repair and food insecurity affects two times more aboriginal people than among other quebecers, the study notes.

    “The poor living conditions of Aboriginal people does not surprise anyone, but the data confirm, with supporting evidence, that the systemic discrimination that persists […]”, explained Ms. Posca.