MLAs seek review of GNWT policies on racial, cultural bias in hiring – Northern News Services

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MLAs seek review of GNWT policies on racial, cultural bias in hiring – Northern News Services

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202132 Views

Affirmative action policy applied ‘unevenly,’ circumvented by direct appointments, says Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos

MLAs are calling on the GNWT to examine its policies on racial and cultural bias in government hiring practices.

Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos on Monday gave notice in the legislative assembly that she will move on Wednesday a motion urging the government to “review its policies and practices for racial and cultural bias, especially as they relate to education, health and social services, justice, housing and government hiring.”

Her motion was seconded by Deh Cho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge.

Martselos’ motion followed her criticism of the GNWT’s “uneven application” of its affirmative action policy across 10 departments. Bureaucratic gaps and loopholes allow the government to work around the affirmative action policy, she said.

Read More: https://www.nnsl.com/nwtnewsnorth/mlas-seek-review-of-gnwt-policies-on-racial-cultural-bias-in-hiring/

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