Mr. Speaker, the throne speech stated that our diversity was a source of strength and creativity.
The government overlooked an experienced and qualified black judge in Her Honour Judge Corrine Sparks during a recent appointment in Nova Scotia. The government has fanned the flames of racism with its inept handling of the Nova Scotia fisheries dispute. The government has failed miserably to promote visible minorities within the federal public service.
What is the government doing to address racial inequities both in its own policies and racism within the ranks of hiring of the public service?