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"Fear is the greatest factor. The majority of Canadians believe the issue of racism has increased."
Blaming decades-long bigotry on a foreign leader may make for good copy, but it absolves the culprits of their responsibility for their actions, their words, their ingrained racism.
Blogger Davide Mastracci shares his thoughts on how Islamophobia has spread in Canada, and that this happened long before Trump rose to power.