'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity. 'It’s more an issue of labour market discrimination.'
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured in July 2019, oversees Statistics Canada, which, for the first time on Friday, shared disaggregated data in the Labour Force Survey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Statistics Canada’s latest report on the workforce shows racialized Canadians bore the brunt of the job losses in July, with their unemployment rate higher than those who identify as white.
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New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.
It was more important for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to distinguish his offer from the Liberal government, say politicos, with both parties presenting resolutions that offered similar progressive policy solutions.