'Persistent conditions' keep aboriginal people from equality

The Canadian Human Rights Commission says persistent barriers and systemic discrimination keep aboriginal people from equality with other Canadians in terms of education, employment, economic well-being, health and housing.

Report uses Statistics Canada data to compare

The Canadian Human Rights Commission reports persistent conditions, such as substandard housing, keep aboriginal people from achieving equality with non-aboriginal people.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission says persistent barriers and systemic discrimination keep aboriginal people from equality with other Canadians in terms of education, employment, economic well-being, health and housing.

Its report out Monday, called "Report on Equality Rights of Aboriginal People" uses information from Statistics Canada to outline the differences.

It shows aboriginal people are more likely to have lower income, to live in housing in need of major repairs, and to be victims of violent crimes, among other determinants, compared with non-aboriginal people.