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With the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the challenge to the five-year restriction on expatriates’ voting rights, it is timely...Read More What should expatriates’ voting rights be?
The latest Treasury Board (TBS) report, Employment Equity in the Public Service of Canada 2014-15, provides useful information regarding the relative representation of employment...Read More Employment Equity: What the Latest Government Report Tells Us
With the federal government’s general commitment to increased diversity in appointments, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s current review of the judicial appointment process, there...Read More Diversity among federal and provincial judges
A Commons committee has finished hearing witnesses on the proposed changes to the Citizenship Act in Bill C-6, and is proceeding to clause-by-clause examination...Read More Citizenship Act bill: An overview of what the committee witnesses had to say