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The Toronto-based Maytree Foundation is trying to coax the region’s biggest corporations towards policies favouring suppliers owned and run by visible minorities. It has its work cut out for it.
For America, 2012 will go down in history as the year of the Latinos, the blacks, the women and the gays. That rainbow coalition won President Barack Obama his second term. This triumph of the outsiders is partly due to America’s changing demographics. And it is not just the United States that is becoming more diverse. Canada is, too, as is much of Europe.
One recent survey on career mobility, carried out by the Harvard School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, found a troubling side effect of setting up demographically similar work groups in a major law firm.
The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games may be three years away, but small business owner Julie Kaye is already strategizing about how to score big. The founder and chief executive officer of TBD Telecom by Design Inc., a small Toronto-based telecommunications firm, is hoping to earn a juicy contract or two from the sporting event, where there will be 36 sports, drawing 8,000 athletes from 41 nations.
A groundswell of visible minority groups is challenging a judicial appointment process they perceive as biased against non-white candidates.
In a April 18, 2012, cover story, the Globe and Mail reported that as Canada marks the 30th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – a document that enshrines the rights of equality and diversity – a review of superior court appointments reveals at least one area that falls short: the very judiciary responsible for upholding and interpreting the country’s laws.