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Slavery in Lower Canada was mostly domestic.

The tasks assigned to slaves were mainly related to:

- property maintenance such as laundry, sewing, housework, heavy work in the stables, in construction sites, in printing shops and in ports

- attending to people : cooking, childcare and care for dependents, personal servants including valets and drivers.

Slavery left a mark on the current division of labour: to this day, racialized persons are over-represented in unskilled or poorly paid jobs, such as those in the agricultural and the domestic sectors.

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