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Burnaby council votes unanimously to include caste as a protected category

By Shilpashree Jagannathan, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mayor and council in Burnaby, B.C. have voted to add caste as a protected category in the city’s code of conduct. The motion, tabled by Councillor Sav Dhaliwal on Monday, was passed unanimously to include caste as a protected category in city policies.

This follows two recent steps taken by Canadian jurisdictions to ban caste-based discrimination specifically.

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