Jackie Esmonde represents the CCLA at today’s roundtable discussion hosted by the federal Employment Equity Task Force
Jackie Esmonde represents the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) at a roundtable discussion hosted by the federal Employment Equity Task Force. The aim of the Task Force is to conduct a review of the Federal Employment Equity Act, a regime that aims to achieve substantive equality in federally regulated workplaces. The Act also applies to provincially-regulated employers engaged in federal contract work.
Cara Faith Zwibel, Director of the Fundamental Freedoms Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association states, “Canada's Employment Equity Act has fallen far short of meeting the important goals of equity, diversity and inclusion in federal workplaces. The Employment Equity Task Force has an important role in advising the government on how to change course and make the Act meaningful and effective. CCLA appreciates the chance to participate in a roundtable discussion with the Task Force and other stakeholders, and is grateful to Jackie Esmonde of Cavalluzzo LLP for her pro bono work representing the CCLA.”