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hate crimes

Police hunt for man suspected of pepper-spraying crowd outside Muslim Centre

Police continue to search for a suspect who pepper sprayed a crowd. A toddler had to be taken away in an ambulance and others were left vomiting in aftermath of suspected hate crime.

'This isn't who we are': Trudeau condemns pepper spraying of Syrian refugees

Police say a man wearing a white hoodie apparently rode by on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people at refugee welcome night.

B.C. racist hate groups 'destabilized' by Anonymous: human rights activist

Racist groups in B.C. are part of an international network exposed by anti-Nazi document leaks, with links to violent attacks in Vancouver.

Vancouver Pride Parade gears toward future

With the 2011 Pride Parade successfully wrapped up, Vancouver Pride Society president Ken Coolen talks about this year's parade and what to expect in the upcoming year.

Canadian Jewish Congress Welcomes Six Month Sentence in Nova Scotia Cross Burning Case

An interracial couple in Nova Scotia awoke early one morning to see a 2 metre high cross burning in their yard. Two men have been sentenced.

Vandalization of Xtra West LGBTQ newspaper boxes reeks of hate crime

Another potential hate crime on our streets?

Charges laid in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Charges have now been formally laid against two men allegedly involved in an assault that happened in the early morning hours of October 8th, 2010. Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on October 8th,...

Blaming gay bashing on UFC is ridiculous

Meatheads that wear the kind of apparel pictured in the photo above and hate on gays and others is not exclusive to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)  audience. Was this ...