By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As Quebecers get set to go to the ballot box in less than a month, the governing Coalition Avenir Quebec party still refuses to acknowledge any level of institutional racism in the province’s health system nearly two years after the death of Joyce Echaquan in a Joliette hospital. On that day, Echaquan was subjected to racial slurs and taunting as she lay on a gurney moaning in pain as she was ignored by hospital staffers. She died later that night, and a subsequent coroner’s inquest found that the government bears some level of responsibility for Echaquan’s death _ which was not the first of its kind but which caught the attention of media and observers across Canada. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Grand Chief
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