Emancipation Day

Minister Hussen on Emancipation Day

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Ottawa – On Emancipation Day, we take a moment to acknowledge Canada’s dark history of slavery and the intergenerational impact that it has had on Black communities in our country. Over hundreds of years, unspeakable acts of violence were inflicted upon millions of enslaved people of African descent, and it was only until 1834 that slavery was abolished in what …

Seamus ORegan Jr

Reducing employment barriers for Black Canadians 

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Gatineau – Diversity is Canada’s strength, and the Government of Canada is committed to creating more diverse and inclusive work environments where every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to reach their full potential. To mark the beginning of Black History Month, Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, highlighted projects that aim to remove barriers to employment for members …