Commission supports recommendations that address systemic anti-black racism in Canada
December 11, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission
In response to today’s report released by the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, Charlotte-Anne Malischewski, Interim Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission is reviewing the final report released today by the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.
The Commission is studying the Committee’s recommendations and supports any changes that will advance human rights justice and address systemic anti-Black racism in Canada.
The Commission supports the modernization of both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act.
We remain committed to doing what is necessary to ensure that everyone in Canada can trust in the Commission to conduct its work with integrity and accountability.
As we are presently working with the bargaining agents in mediation, and out of respect for that process, we are limiting our comments at this time.
The CHRC’s latest report on its anti-racism work
Recent examples of anti-racism complaints settled by Commission-led mediation:
- CSIS affirms its commitment and actions to address and prevent racism and discrimination in human rights settlement
- RCMP commits to addressing and preventing discrimination
- National Film Board of Canada commits to being more inclusive of Inuit culture
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