Letter to the Editor: Rupert should reflect its people

Alora Griffin wrote into the Northern View for International Women’s Day 2018

Since the taxpayers of this community pay the salaries of the staff employed by the city, the personnel should reflect the gender and ethnic demographics of Prince Rupert.

Mayor and council should pass a resolution to ensure all future employment at city hall, public works, fire department and the RCMP reflect the diversity our community. Most of the managers of these institutions are men and most of the support positions are women, therefore the city needs to ensure that more women are hired for managerial positions, particularly in departments where there are none, such as the department of development services.

Furthermore, all institutions which receive funding from the city, should also hire more women in managerial positions and their boards should reflect the diversity of our community. Women do the vast majority of free volunteer work and should be appointed to boards that offer remuneration. After all, it’s 2018!

Alora Griffin

Prince Rupert, BC

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