Patrick Hunter



Patrick Hunter Patrick Hunter

Patrick Hunter is a communications consultant who has worked as a researcher, writer and producer in television news; as a communications advisor to a provincial cabinet minister; communications director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), and an outreach and education advisor to Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).

Born in Jamaica, Patrick came to Toronto in 1969. A Political Science graduate from York University, Patrick has previously written columns for Contrast and Pride newspapers.

My answers to the OARD questionnaire

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By PATRICK HUNTER “Systemic racism: When institutions or systems create or maintain racial inequality, often as a result of hidden institution biases in policies, practices and p


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The ‘One Vision, One Voice’ report

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By PATRICK HUNTER This is good. The report is out. How to go about changing the Ontario child welfare system to better serve the African Canadian population. The report, in additi


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Understanding systemic racism

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By PATRICK HUNTER One of the difficulties facing the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate (OARD) is coming up with a clear definition of “systemic” or “institutional” racism. T


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The Tulloch consultations should include police service boards

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By PATRICK HUNTER It may not be true, but sometimes I get the feeling that our community, and issues dealing with our community, have been the subject of the most consultations in


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Canada and its peacekeeper role

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By PATRICK HUNTER I have been, and continue to be, a strong supporter of the United Nations. With all its faults, and there are many, it provides a context and opportunity to try


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Lot of work still towards equality

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By PATRICK HUNTER There are many bad things about the information revolution which we are undergoing. But a counterbalance to that is there are a lot of good things about it. In


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Ontario PCs back away from sex-ed issue

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By PATRICK HUNTER We have been witnessing a number of crazy things in the realm of politics over the last couple of years. One of the biggest has been Donald Trump’s candidacy. B


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Back to reality after the Olympics

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By PATRICK HUNTER Are you, like me, suffering withdrawal symptoms after the intense period of Olympic watching? I hardly paid attention to the crazy presidential campaign in the Un


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Halting the erasure of our presence

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By PATRICK HUNTER A friend brought to my attention an article in the Toronto Star last Sunday, written by John Lorinc. Its headline was “Let’s not erase this piece of


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The scariness of Donald Trump

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By PATRICK HUNTER What an absolutely disturbingly disgusting person Donald Trump is. He begs the question: What on earth are the people of the United States thinking? With a popula


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