David Herle leads a thought-provoking discussion on race and diversity in Canada. Watch the series ‘Through the Looking Glass’ here


“I hope this opens a lot of eyes.” The pollster’s series is based on discussions with focus groups to answer the question: Does the saying “diversity is our strength” ring true?
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