Musings —11.18.2013 09:42 AM—
Our amazing colleague Edwise Jean-Pierre has been fighting the good fight against the pompous, preening, persecuting Ontario Ombudsman, who has never met a camera lens he didn’t like. From the Ottawa Citizen story about her ongoing battle for justice:
In an interim decision dated Nov. 13, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed two complaints against Ombudsman André Marin’s office, but agreed to hear a third complaint filed last year by former receptionist Edwige Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre, a black woman of Haitian and Congolese descent, was born and raised in Ottawa and is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. Now a resident of Toronto, she is also an actor and playwright of some repute.
A co-worker emailed a poster to office staff soliciting participation in fundraising for the annual Run for the Cure cancer event. It provided examples of services employees could auction, including being “slave for a day.” The poster graphic showed several Caucasian men clutching and waving what appeared to be dollar bills.