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Friday, April 17, 2009

Supporting the public servants

Posted on Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 2:45 PM

A certain city Councillor wanted to know why allegations of discrimination were not brought to her attention by management of the fire department. If the esteemed councillor for the south end wants municipal departments to bring forth every single incident involving discrimination, we should see nothing but incidents of discrimination at city council. I am sure between the department of transportation, metro transit, access Nova Scotia and the other major departments there could be several incidents of gender, age, race, or disability discrimination noted per day. We create policies inside our departments to handle these incidents. In the fire department the incidents were handled, and the black firefighters are angry that no one was fired. No one was fired because of the union. The union printed a racist editorial, and somehow, people are seeing this as a management problem? I think the coast should check on its sources and make some retractions and stop attempting to defame the characters of several respected public servants.

I find it outrageous that a select few journalists are questioning the credibility of public servants who have dedicated thirty plus years to serving Nova Scotia as fire fighters. You obviously trying to build a career. If you think you can build yourself up by tearing others down, you are dead wrong. The incidents which occurred at Halifax fire were isolated and have been dealt with. The Management took appropriate action, and would have fired everyone involved if it were not for the union that the news paper seems to be protecting. These accusations are extremely political, and the journalists who have written about the Racism allegations in both the coast and the Chronicle Herald have been very selective in reporting and show absolutely no integrity. Prove me wrong, Mr. *******. and publish this bitch.

---flaming mad

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