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Racism in fire department ‘horrifying,’ says Calgary mayor

January 19, 2021
By CBC News

Jan. 19, 2021, Calgary – Extreme racism festering in the city’s fire halls is “horrifying” and “unacceptable,” says Calgary’s mayor, reacting to a CBC News story about the toxic culture in the fire department. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the accounts of several current and former BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) firefighters who detailed racism in the fire stations is “unacceptable in today’s society and it’s unacceptable in this organization.” CBC News reports. | READ MORE