Racialized Communities Ask Provincial Premiers to Help Stop the Attack on Federal Employment Equity Program

As Premiers and Territorial Leaders gather in Manitoba, the Colour of Poverty Campaign (COPC) today releases an Open Letter to Stephen Harper, asking the Prime Minister to call off the attack on the Federal Employment Equity Program by members of his cabinet.
The Open Letter is a response to comments by Ministers Stockwell Day and Jason Kenney who have both suggested that the Federal Employment Equity program bars qualified Canadians from job opportunities in the federal public service and that unqualified candidates may have gotten hired because of their race.

“Both Ministers Day and Kenney are out of touch with the realities that many Canadians face when they are trying to find jobs” said Avvy Go, Steering Committee member of COPC, and Clinic Director of Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic.

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