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How Hamilton became a 'cautionary tale' for hate

Today on Front Burner, CBC Hamilton reporter Samantha Craggs explains Hamilton’s problem with hate — from the ongoing protests that have turned violent to its high rate of hate crimes.
The issue of hate in Hamilton came to the forefront at a June 15 Pride celebration, when several people were injured in a violent clash between protesters and counter-protesters. (Youtube/Scotsmanstuart)

Hamilton has the most hate crime per capita in the country. Along with that, the Ontario city has ongoing weekly protests at city hall by members of the yellow vest movement and far-right groups. CBC News reporter Samantha Craggs has been covering this story as part of the ongoing series Exposing Hate. Today on Front Burner, she explains why Hamilton has become a flashpoint for hate in Canada.

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