My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, March 13, 2006

International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination....

Stats Canada is getting ready to celebrate the so-called International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st) by having a workshops on "Diversity in Motion." Here's the program:
March 21 is the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960 when South African police shot at peaceful anti-apartheid demonstrators. To commemorate this Day, the Visible Minorities Consultative Group of Statistics Canada is organizing a Workshop entitled Diversity in Motion. This would place emphasis on taking action and eliciting participation from employees in Statistics Canada to achieve the transformation of the Federal Public Service where diversity is prominent in building a representative workforce.

Analysis of Statistics Canada's Current and Future Workforce Needs, Robert Kopersiewich, Program Manager, Center for Workforce Analysis and Forecasting, BLMA

Implications of the new Human Resource Modernization Act on Staffing, Sange de Silva, Director General , Institutions and Social Statistics Field

Concurrent Workshops:
#1 Attracting and Retaining Visible Minorities at Statistics Canada
Facilitated by: Marcelle Dion, Director General, Business and Trade Statistics Field

#2 Benefits and Challenges of having a Diverse Team
Facilitated by: Gary Catlin, Director, Survey Operations Division

#3 Career Development Strategy for Visible Minorities
Facilitated by: Peter Morrison, Director, Labour Statistics Division
Isn't it ridiculous that in its effort to eliminate racial discrimination, Stats Canada (and the rest of the Canadian Government) have to focus on discriminating racially in its hiring. I really hope the new Conservative Government will do something about this and get back to the merit principle.


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