Hats off to the Citizen for its role in getting Commissionaire Dan Brown his job back at the National Research Council within days after The Public Citizen recounted his story. Brown summed up his reinstatement as follows: "It was NRC's call, and finally, they came to their senses, I guess."
Contrast this with the racial discrimination case of Dr. Chander Grover. A human rights tribunal found that the NRC pursued a plan to "humiliate Dr. Grover and to bring to end his career at NRC." The NRC flouted the tribunal's edict and spent untold millions of dollars of taxpayers' money to eventually chase him out of his job.
Brown's race was not an issue but he indeed was discriminated against because he did not speak French. His case provides the paradigm for the promptness necessary for resolving employment discrimination matters.
It is hoped that the decision makers at the NRC will come to "their senses" soon and resolve the Grover case too.
It is never too late to do the right deed.
Krishan D. Uppal, President, Canadian Alliance for Visible Minorities, Ottawa