Emerging Challenges Impacting People Living in Vulnerable Circumstances - Canadian Human Rights Commission

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The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, has a message to share. As the country deals with the Corona virus there is an impact on people in vulnerable circumstances.

Here is part of her message. Follow the link to read it in full.

"While social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantining are essential to flattening the curve, we must recognize that these measures create unintended and disproportionate consequences for people living in vulnerable circumstances. As the current situation evolves, the number of people put in vulnerable circumstances will grow. The rights and needs of these people cannot be forgotten or ignored.
"Now more than ever, people living in vulnerable circumstances need our support. We must ensure that we strike the appropriate balance between protecting public health and safety and respecting human rights. We must be fully mindful of how this crisis is amplifying the challenges and disadvantages faced by people living on the margins of society..."
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