In Plain Sight, Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care

In June 2020, claims surfaced about a “Price is Right” game allegedly being played in some B.C. hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) in which health care workers were guessing blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients. That same month, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was appointed by British Columbia’s Minister of Health, the Hon. Adrian Dix, to conduct a review of Indigenous- specific racism in the provincial health care system.

The Review Team was asked to investigate the “Price is Right” allegations and whether this game or other forms of Indigenous-specific racism are being experienced by Indigenous people using the provincial health care system. On November 30, 2020, this report was released with the findings of her Addressing Racism Review.

CBRC fully supports the recommendations presented in this summary report and believe that if implemented, they will have a positive impact for our communities, and greatly improve the way many people in British Columbia access healthcare.

To learn more about CBRC's opinion on this report click HERE.

To read the full report please click HERE.

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In Plain Sight, Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care
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