Canadian Labor Minister Reports on Discrimination in Employment

Only 19 complaints of discrimination in employment have been filed with the Canadian Government under the current dominion legislation banning bias in certain types of employment, it was reported here by Milton Gregg, Minister of Labor. All complaints were adjusted, he reported. Some 1,250,000 jobs come under the jurisdiction of Canada’s federal anti-discrimination legislation.

Discrimination is still prevalent in Canadian employment practices despite federal legislation against it, Kalmen Kaplansky, a director of the Jewish Labor Committee of Canada, declared today. Speaking at an Ontario Federation of Labor conference on fair practices and human rights, he said that discrimination is practiced “less blatantly” because of organized labor’s campaign for legislation against it.

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