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There's a new consensus on employment equity emerging

Why aren't there more visible minorities in federal public service, inquiring minds want to know

If 10 deputy ministers hosted a town hall meeting at the Downsview Public Library in Toronto or the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, B.C., and invited the public to attend, about half the audience would be white and half non-white from various backgrounds. Unless the deputy minister of Environment Canada was among them, the deputies would be an all-white group. Increasingly, the governors are not reflecting the governed.

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There's a new consensus on employment equity emerging

Why aren't there more visible minorities in federal public service, inquiring minds want to know

If 10 deputy ministers hosted a town hall meeting at the Downsview Public Library in Toronto or the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, B.C., and invited the public to attend, about half the audience would be white and half non-white from various backgrounds. Unless the deputy minister of Environment Canada was among them, the deputies would be an all-white group. Increasingly, the governors are not reflecting the governed.

  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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