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I have lived in Toronto for all of my life. I cannot ever recall meeting an Aboriginal person, except once as a teenager. I was working retail, and they provided their ID card when they wanted me to not charge sales tax. They didn’t fit my stereotype of what I thought they should look like, so it’s entitely possible I’ve met more without knowing it.

Just because Toronto and many Canadian cities are multicultural doesn’t automatically make us not racist. I have some friends that share my skin colour that moved to Calgary, and they have some pretty negative attitudes towards Aboriginal people.

I love Canada and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. But we’re far from perfect.

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