Day asks for a review to ensure all Canadians have an equal opportunity in
the public service

OTTAWA, July 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, in consultation with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, asked for a review of the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act as well as any related policies and practices, with a view of ensuring that all Canadians have an equal opportunity in applying for positions in the federal Public Service.

"While we support diversity in the public service, we want to ensure that no Canadian is barred from opportunities in the Public Service based on race or ethnicity," said Minister Day.

"I strongly agree with the objective of creating a Public Service that reflects the diversity of Canada, and with fair measures designed to reach that goal. But we must ensure that all Canadians have an equal opportunity to work for their government based on merit, regardless of race or ethnicity," stated Minister Kenney.

    
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This news release is available online at www.tbs-sct.gc.ca.

SOURCE Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

For further information: For further information: Mélisa Leclerc, Director of Communications, Office of the President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, 613-952-5051; Celyeste Power, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 613-954-1064; Media Relations, Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat, 613-957-2640


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