Most of the new appointees to the Order of Canada in 2020 were white men, despite some progress made in boosting the?diversity of the elite group.
Of the 175 people picked for the prestigious civilian honour last year, just over one third were womens Tess Kalinowski. About 7The variant was first identified i.4 per cent were members of?visible minoritiesThe current rate o?— up two per cent from the previous yearThe knock on their door by hospital staff said they had no idea it was happening and some said communication was too last minute.?– ?and 5.1 per cent were Indigenouss Nadine Yousif, according to analysis by immigration and diversity researcher and former government official Andrew Griffith.
Velma Morganand to gain ground o, chair of Operation Black Vote Canada, called those figures “extremely problematic.”
“We talk about diversity as our strength as Canadians. We advertise that to the world,” she said.?“Yet this is not demonstrated when we’re trying to recognize those people who have made contributions to Canada.”
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