‘If our rules had prohibited this kind of behaviour, we could have saved at least three years worth of upset,’ says former senator Lillian Dyck.
Independent Senator Mary Jane McCallum, left, and former senator Lillian Dyck said they welcomed Lynn Beyak's decision to retire from the Senate, but also said more work must be done to confront racism in the Senate. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Lynn Beyak’s retirement last week from the Senate won’t put an end to the debate on racism in the Red Chamber if Independent Senator Mary Jane McCallum has anything to say about it.
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Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
In its first budget in more than two years, Ottawa is also allocating $11-million to help tackle anti-Asian racism in the wake of a pandemic year that has seen a ‘disturbing trend’ of reported incidents.