Last week, the government of Ontario announced a plan which will increase accessibility to internationally trained foreign workers. This comes from the province having a shortage of workers resulting in over 300,000 jobs going unfilled this past summer. For too long, the failure to recognize the skills and accreditations which foreign workers bring to Canada have impacted on the growth of the economy in Ontario.
As a young Black lawyer, I was inspired by Pierre Trudeau and the hope he offered in our new Charter of Rights. I dedicated my life to playing a role in helping to bring it to life. I had no idea it would be such a long and difficult journey.