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Although Sinclair's case is extreme, Balfour said the organization has heard similar complaints from other aboriginal people seeking medical care. Emily Hill, lawyer for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, which has standing at the inquest, said numerous hospital employees have testified they worked 12 hour shifts in the emergency room but didn't see Sinclair. She said the inquest needs to delve into why the double amputee, who was partially blocking an aisle in the emergency room, was so invisible. The answer may lie in the negative stereotypes of aboriginal people that are deeply rooted in Canadian society,'' she said. As a result, there is discrimination,'' Hill said.
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