Articles, Letters November 7, 2015

A cabinet that reflects Canada

by Kai L. Chan

Letter to the Toronto Star

Published November 7, 2015

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to be lauded for his commitment to a diverse cabinet, but gender is only one dimension of diversity. Although the minority share of cabinet posts (23 per cent) closely mirrors their share of Canada’s population (26 per cent), the cabinet counts no members from the East Asian, black, southeast Asian or Latin American communities even though East Asians are the single largest ethnic minority group in the country (5.3 per cent), and the aforementioned groups collectively form 13 per cent of Canada’s population.

Kai L. Chan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Letter as it appeared in the Toronto Star.

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