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Diversity in political backrooms still lacking

By Andrew Griffith      

The Liberal government’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, so well executed at the public level for both women and visible minorities, is lacking in the backrooms, particularly for visible minorities.

Some of the recent hires that Liberal government has made include Ali Salam, Annabelle St-Pierre Archambault, Maxime Dea, Dan Brien, Kirsten Mercer (who's recently left her position), Vincent Garneau, Mathieu Filion and Rebecca Caldwell. Photographs courtesy LinkedIn

The Liberal government included in its mandate letters to all ministers a “commitment to transparent, merit-based appointments, to help ensure gender parity and that indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership.”

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