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Association of Justice Counsel files grievance against Canadian Human Rights Commission, amid ongoing complaints of racism, discrimination

By Mike Lapointe      

'It’s a very sad and tragic story where the Canadian institution which is entrusted with protecting Canadians from racism and discrimination is itself, apparently, a source of racism and discrimination,' says David McNairn, president of the AJC.

The office of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, located at 344 Slater St. on the 8th Floor in Ottawa. The Association of Justice Counsel has reactivated a policy grievance previously filed with the Treasury Board on behalf of their Black and racialized members at the CHRC in October. The Hill Times photograph by Mike Lapointe

The Association of Justice Counsel filed a grievance against the Canadian Human Rights Commission last week on behalf of its Black and racialized members, and, according to a number of sources with information about the commission’s operations, they say there is ongoing systemic discrimination and a disproportionate dismissal of race-based complaints at the commission.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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