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New task force aims for diverse public service where everyone feels welcome

By Derek Abma      

‘We want every employee to be able to bring their whole self to work,’ says Treasury Board’s Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms.

PSAC president Robyn Benson says a new Task Force on Diversity in the public service needs to focus on how to make different groups of people feel comfortable in their workplaces. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It’s important not only for the federal public service to be comprised of a fair representation of Canada’s various kinds of people, but also that these employees feel comfortable in their surroundings, says the head of Canada’s largest public service union.

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