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Headlines on CBC articles about Indigenous people now almost entirely quotation marks

Headlines on CBC News articles about Indigenous Peoples are now almost entirely quotation marks, a practice that has been gradually phased in over the past several years.

“It started with putting the word racist or offensive in quotations but next thing I knew, almost the entire headline was quotation marks,” said Candis Acoose, a reader from Saskatchewan.

“What the heck is up with that, anyway?”

Although CBC wouldn’t comment on why their headlines have so many quotation marks, analysts believe it’s a reaction to an incident in March 2018 when a Thunder Bay reporter burst into flames after his editor published the word racism as is.