Combatting Anti-Asian Hate

Combatting Anti-Asian Hate 打擊反亞裔仇恨

Statement in Parliament About Anti-Asian Hate:
https://www.facebook.com/nellyshin.ca/videos/692892564828038

Speech at Fight Anti-Asian Hate Protest
https://www.facebook.com/nellyshin.ca/videos/126207716130480

UBC Panel
https://www.facebook.com/nellyshin.ca/posts/963543997726095

Throughout the pandemic, the Greater Vancouver Area saw an increase of anti-Asian hate crime by over 700%.

This alarming number compelled me to respond by speaking up in Parliament and at local protests, consulting with law enforcement, and reaching out to Canadians of Asian heritage in the Lower Mainland.

In this process, I spoke with Translink, the President of UBC, and elected officials to discuss accountability and justice. At times I intervened for victims with the RCMP and other authorities.

No one should be afraid of walking in their own neighbourhood. Adult children should not have to call their elderly parents to tell them to stay home because they might be attacked by racists. There’s no justification for racial slurs, physical violence or vandalism against any individual or community.

I stand in solidarity with all who are struggling because of racism and I am committed to promoting awareness and helping victims find their justice.

Anti-Asian hate, along with hate crime, have no place in Canada. But it is difficult to prosecute hate crime for a number of reasons. One of the barriers is the fact that hate crime incidents first need to receive consent from the Attorney General for prosecution to follow. This process has no guaranteed outcome and would require legislation to amend.

I will continue to consult with local stakeholders, authorities, and other legislators to help victims of Asian hate and other forms of racism find justice and the support they need.                   

 

Combatting Anti-Asian Hate 打擊反亞裔仇恨

 

新冠肺炎疫情期間,反亞裔仇恨罪案在大溫哥華地區增加了七倍。

 

這驚人數字促使我作出回應。我在國會和本地抗議集會中發聲,諮詢執法部門,並且接觸低陸平原的加籍亞裔人士。

 

在這過程中,我和運輸聯網、卑斯大學校長及民選議員溝通,與他們商討有關問責和司法公正事宜,其間曾為受害人在皇家駕警及其他權力部門中作出調停。

 

沒有人須要害怕在自己鄰近社區中出入,成年的子女不應必須提醒年長的父母要留在家裡,避免受種族主義者的襲擊。任何對個人或社群的種族嘲諷、身體暴力、搗亂破壞都是於理不合的行為。

 

我與所有被種族主義困擾的人站在起來,承諾推廣正確意識讓人提高警覺及協助受害人爭取公道。

 

反亞裔仇恨與其仇恨罪行在加拿大不容存在,然而,因為好些原因檢控仇恨罪行存有一定困難,其障礙之一就是起訴仇恨罪行,必須首先取得司法部長許可,而這過程結果如何也沒有任何保證,因此這些法律漏洞須要修改。

 

我本人將會繼續諮詢當地利益相關者、有關權力部門和其他立法者,以協助亞裔仇恨和其他種族主義的受害人,讓他們取回公道並支援他們的需要。

 

 

 

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