Halifax council candidate says he faced ‘disheartening’ racism during campaign

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Seven visible minorities ran for office in the recent Halifax municipal election, one of whom say he had to deal with racism along with municipal issues when door knocking.

“Most of the people — 99.99 per cent of people — have been very kind, very generous, very supportive. It’s that 0.1 per cent of people who make me nervous,” said Mohammad Ehsan, who ran to represent District 10.

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