Affirmative action and ethnic inequality in Canada: the impact of the Employment Equity Act of 1986

M. S. Mentzer, J. L. Fizel

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Abstract

The Canadian Employment Equity Act of 1986 designates aboriginal peoples and "visible minorities' as protected groups, and mandates affirmative action coverage for these minorities. Yet the Act's impact is difficult to predict - its wording is very vague and historically, Canadian courts have not shared the judicial activist tradition of the US. Possible weaknesses in the Canadian legislation are described, and income data from 63 Canadian ethnic groups are analyzed to determine whether the ethnic groups covered by the Act are those in greatest need of protection. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-217
Number of pages15
JournalEthnic Groups
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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