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Meanwhile, in Nelson, B.C....


Ronald Morrison graduated from a senior care-aide program in 2007 -- the only man in his class. There was no shortage of jobs when he began looking for work. But when he applied for a position at a local seniors home, he was turned down. Mr. Morrison then found work in another seniors home. But lost that job when the home was taken over by the company that originally turned him down for a job. Mr. Morrison took his case to the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The tribunal found Morrison had equal or superior qualifications to other applicants. They also noted that when Morrison was applying for work, only women were hired as residential care aides. They decided that the managers relied on stereotypical assumptions to unfairly deny Morrison a job and awarded him nearly $12,000.

What do you think? How big an issue is gender discrimination against males in Canada?

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