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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-468
An Act to amend the Employment Equity Act
FIRST READING, June 20, 2019
Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes
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SUMMARY

This enactment requires the Canada Human Rights Commission to prepare an annual report to the Minister responsible for the Employment Equity Act on the progress of employment equity in the federal public service and requires that Minister to cause that report to be tabled in Parliament.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
www.ourcommons.ca


1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-468
An Act to amend the Employment Equity Act

Preamble
Whereas Canada is a participant in the United Nations’ initiatives for the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024);

Whereas there are disproportionately high unemployment rates among Black Canadians, many of whom are forced to take low-paying jobs with little security and poor prospects;
Whereas the population of Black Canadians doubled in size between 1996 and 2016;
Whereas in the 150 years since Canada was established, a Black person has never been appointed Deputy Minister in the federal public service;
Whereas there is a significant thinning-out of employees belonging to visible minorities at the Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister levels and a virtual absence of Black women within the executive cadre despite the presence of qualified, meritorious candidates from Black communities in Canada who could fill these roles in the federal public service;
And whereas the Parliament of Canada recognizes that the Government of Canada should systematically address employment disparity for visible minorities, including Black Canadians, in the federal public service;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1995, c. 44

Employment Equity Act

1The Employment Equity Act is amended by adding the following after section 40:
Part III.‍1
Commission Report
Annual Report
40.1(1)The Commission shall, in each year, provide a report to the Minister on the progress made by the Government of Canada in dismantling systemic barriers that prevent members of visible minorities from being promoted within the federal public service and in remedying the disadvantages caused by those barriers.
Report to Parliament
(2)The Minister shall cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after a report is submitted to the Minister under subsection (1).
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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