Advocacy group Equal Voice faces fallout after firing three racialized staffers

first_imgOTTAWA — An organization aimed at getting more women into politics is facing fallout after firing three employees who have racialized backgrounds.The move by Equal Voice, which works with women from all political parties, has sparked a social media campaign calling its commitment to equality into question.Four members of the board of directors have also stepped down over the controversy.Executive director Eleanor Fast says she can’t comment on internal human resources matters, but denied the firings had anything to do with ethnicity, race or religion.The online conversation, taking place under a hashtag called “not-so-equal voice,” has included stories shared by young women who were delegates at the Daughters of the Vote conference, which brought 338 young women to Parliament Hill this spring.That event saw dozens of delegates turn their backs on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons, with others walking out as Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer began to speak.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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