The total sum also takes into account the total number of hours recorded in admissible files for the period concerned [multiplied] by the hourly rates of internal legal services.
The federal government's bill in this case is likely higher because the amount takes into account information contained in Justice Department systems as of July 5, 2023.
It's absurd to see the astronomical sums that the government has spent to combat the anti-black racism that it itself has admitted, thunders Alain Babineau, the director of activities for Quebec for the Secretariat of the collective action of black federal employees.
[The government] speaks out of both sides of its mouth; [these are] unnecessary expenses to combat an established fact.
A quote from Alain Babineau, director of activities for Quebec for the Secretariat of the collective action of black federal employees
The class action request has still not been certified. A Federal Court judge could consider the matter next May.
Meanwhile, in the coming weeks, the Federal Court will examine the request that Amnesty International Canada filed to obtain intervener status in the matter.
The organization's motion specifies that it wishes to make submissions to the court on Canada's obligations regarding the right to non-discrimination under international law.
In her statement, Amnesty International Canada Secretary General, Ketty Nivyaband, mentions that the organization has the credibility and experience necessary to transmit its findings, since it has already testified in numerous cases, including that of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen unjustly imprisoned and tortured in Syria.
The Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada and the Director General of the Black Class Action organization , Nicholas Marcus Thompson, are in Geneva this week to participate in the universal periodic review of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Mr. Thompson testified to the international community about the experiences of black federal civil servants in the country. He also mentioned the problems faced by public servants who attempt, unsuccessfully, to file complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
It is very important that the international community is aware of what is happening in Canada and that Canada is held to its human rights obligations.
A quote from Nicholas Marcus Thompson, Director General of Black Class ActionWhen we go internationally and talk about the issues of discrimination and racism, people are speechless because they think that Canada is this country of racial color blindness where everyone gets along, [and there] is no problem, but that's not the truth, adds Alain Babineau.
Nicholas Marcus Thompson hopes that by attracting the attention of the international community, the Canadian government will take more concrete measures to tackle the systemic racism experienced by black people in the public service. It is also with this logic that his group filed a complaint with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in September 2022.
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