Anglos & the civil service

The Montreal Gazette, Marian Scott

Last week, Premier Jean Charest told the Bastarache commission, looking into Quebec’s system of judicial nominations, that “one of the criteria that was very important for us … was that we wanted more women, more representatives of cultural communities and of anglophones, and that is reflected in the decisions that we make on nominations.”

But critics say the government has done little to make good on such claims.

“They could say they have an employment equity program that includes anglophones. However, that doesn’t seem to have been producing any results,” said Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director-general of the Quebec Community Groups Network. Read more…