“And here are the deputy ministers of the federal government’s departments — the people often considered the true leaders of the cabinet ministries — in early September…”
Hiring this one-sided is usually blamed on overt and covert prejudices that combine to form the sort of “systemic barriers” Trudeau’s throne speech alluded to. In the Canadian public sector, one such systemic barrier has always been obvious — and is indeed routinely cited by diversity advocates: mandatory French-English bilingualism.
JJ. McCullough, in the Washington Post. I can’t guarantee it’s not behind the paywall, though I was able to access. It’s a good one.