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Kamloops and District Labour Council asks:

What steps would you take to ensure your local government hiring practices reflect the community’s population diversity? Are you aware of any existing Employment Equity policies in your community or other communities?

- Kamloops and District Labour Council

Candidate Answers

Daphane Nelson

Candidate for City Councillor

Unfortunately, it is my understanding that City Council does not make decisions about hiring practices as this is an operational function and that the only employee of City Council is the Chief Administrative Officer.

Having said that, I do believe in setting the 'tone at the top' and believe that City Council should have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness policy to ensure people within the community understands how critical these practices are in decision-making.

Dale Bass

Candidate for City Councillor

Council recently approved hiring an equity and diversity staffer to work on this imperative and determine necessary steps thst must be taken