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Ontario Union Votes Two Extra Days Off For Black Employees Only

An Ontario union has voted overwhelmingly and without debate to allow black employees two extra days of mental health leave to deal with the impact of “anti-black racism.” 

True North had previously reported that the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees (AMAPCEO) was considering the motion for its annual conference.

The chairperson of AMAPCEO’s black caucus, Elaine Spencer, claimed this coverage “demonized” black employees and provided all the more reason to give her members special consideration.

“Many of our members have volunteered their time to combat the anti-racism struggle in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and that has led to burnout, a tremendous amount of re-lived traumas and exhaustion,” she said.

The motion was pushed through with no debate and no indication of the vote tally after considerable discussion ensued in response to a similar black caucus motion.

A source, who preferred to remain anonymous, says the two extra days is in addition to three days of compassionate leave already afforded to all union members.

AMAPCEO represents 14,000 professionals, technical support workers, analysts, consultants and managers in the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

A tape of the proceedings obtained by True North shows that several attendees tried to suggest that every minority group is deserving of equity initiatives. The suggestion came in response to a separate motion calling for special programs for black employees intended to  “address disparities in career advancement,” pay inequities and career development opportunities.

One member voiced concern that singling out black individuals limits the ability of all groups to move forward–and that these initiatives should be “extended to all equity groups.”

“Just to recognize one group may open up more issues,” said another member.

“I do stand with every marginalized community … we have to understand that Muslims are marginalized (as well as) Asians, Native Canadians,..,” added a third member.

When one attendee amended the motion to put its focus on all equity-seeking groups, Spencer became agitated. She suggested that if the word “black” is taken out, the union might as well strike down its black caucus altogether.

“In 2021 for us not to understand the disproportionate treatment and experiences of black employees within the OPS and then to suggest we broaden it…” Spencer said. “We are not equity-seeking; we are equity-denied.”: 

Spencer insisted they were there specifically to address issues of black underrepresentation (at the OPS) and that everyone has the right to put forward resolutions specific to the needs of their own caucus.

“Everything we are experiencing has been at a disproportionate level in the OPS,” Spencer said.  “…Especially because of how we’ve been demonized in the media we must strike this (amendment) down.”

The amendment to extend the motion to include other groups failed, and the motion passed as originally proposed. The conference moderator indicated 140 members voted against the amendment but did not say who voted for it.

Efforts to reach Spencer for comment were unsuccessful.

According to the Sunshine list, Spencer made $106,000 in 2020 as a senior policy advisor with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

The union leadership told those attending the conference the motion for two extra days leave would be placed on the list of priorities for collective bargaining. They affirmed they would most assuredly support it.


HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?

Last month, Harbingers Daily reported that a teachers union in Ontario passed a new system that gave “weighted votes” to non-white board members.

The “weighted votes” were to guarantee that non-white voters will constantly make up 50% of the vote. For example, if 35 board members are voting and 30 are made up of white people, each vote by a person considered a racial minority would now be worth six votes.

Candice Malcolm, the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Canadian news company True North, condemned the new “woke left” system.

“Instead of justice, which is the rule of law applied equally to everyone, [the radical left] believe in social justice,” she underscored. “They believe in applying the laws differently to different people to engineer an outcome that they choose. They don’t believe in the concept of equality; they believe in the concept of equity, which means that there is more equality for some and less equality for others.”

“Is it reverse racism? No, I would say it’s just plain old racism,” Malcolm stated.

The Bible teaches that “from one man [God] made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands” (Act 17:26). In other words, every human being is created in the image of God, starting from the same man (Adam). We are all therefore one race, one family, and equal one to another (Genesis 1:27).

It is also solely through anti-Biblical teaching that the idea can be espoused that skin color determines whether a person is inherently racist or a victim of racism.

The Bible states that there “is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11). Furthermore, 1 Samuel 16:7 says that the Lord does not see people as man does “for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart” and Jesus encourages us to do the same (John 7:24).

Hal Lindsey in his article, “Divided Times: Ethnos Against Ethnos Ends At The Cross,” explained that the rise in racial conflict is something Jesus warned would increase in the time prior to His return.

“Jesus warned that racial conflict would increase dramatically shortly before His second coming,” Lindsey explained. “In Matthew 24:7, He said that in the last days, ‘Nation will rise against nation.’ If you’ve studied Bible prophecy, you probably know that the word translated ‘nation,’ is the Greek word ‘ethnos.’ Ethnos has to do with races and tribes — ‘people groups’ in today’s vernacular. In other words, Jesus foretold the era of identity politics.”

2 Timothy 3:13, states that in the last days “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Racism is not gradually rearing its ugly head in our society the way that it once did. The tensions between ethnicities are being deliberately aroused by those with political and satanic reasons for doing so.

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An Ontario union has voted overwhelmingly and without debate to allow black employees two extra days of mental health leave to deal with the impact of “anti-black racism.” 

True North had previously reported that the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees (AMAPCEO) was considering the motion for its annual conference.

The chairperson of AMAPCEO’s black caucus, Elaine Spencer, claimed this coverage “demonized” black employees and provided all the more reason to give her members special consideration.

“Many of our members have volunteered their time to combat the anti-racism struggle in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and that has led to burnout, a tremendous amount of re-lived traumas and exhaustion,” she said.

The motion was pushed through with no debate and no indication of the vote tally after considerable discussion ensued in response to a similar black caucus motion.

A source, who preferred to remain anonymous, says the two extra days is in addition to three days of compassionate leave already afforded to all union members.

AMAPCEO represents 14,000 professionals, technical support workers, analysts, consultants and managers in the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

A tape of the proceedings obtained by True North shows that several attendees tried to suggest that every minority group is deserving of equity initiatives. The suggestion came in response to a separate motion calling for special programs for black employees intended to  “address disparities in career advancement,” pay inequities and career development opportunities.

One member voiced concern that singling out black individuals limits the ability of all groups to move forward–and that these initiatives should be “extended to all equity groups.”

“Just to recognize one group may open up more issues,” said another member.

“I do stand with every marginalized community … we have to understand that Muslims are marginalized (as well as) Asians, Native Canadians,..,” added a third member.

When one attendee amended the motion to put its focus on all equity-seeking groups, Spencer became agitated. She suggested that if the word “black” is taken out, the union might as well strike down its black caucus altogether.

“In 2021 for us not to understand the disproportionate treatment and experiences of black employees within the OPS and then to suggest we broaden it…” Spencer said. “We are not equity-seeking; we are equity-denied.”: 

Spencer insisted they were there specifically to address issues of black underrepresentation (at the OPS) and that everyone has the right to put forward resolutions specific to the needs of their own caucus.

“Everything we are experiencing has been at a disproportionate level in the OPS,” Spencer said.  “…Especially because of how we’ve been demonized in the media we must strike this (amendment) down.”

The amendment to extend the motion to include other groups failed, and the motion passed as originally proposed. The conference moderator indicated 140 members voted against the amendment but did not say who voted for it.

Efforts to reach Spencer for comment were unsuccessful.

According to the Sunshine list, Spencer made $106,000 in 2020 as a senior policy advisor with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

The union leadership told those attending the conference the motion for two extra days leave would be placed on the list of priorities for collective bargaining. They affirmed they would most assuredly support it.


HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?

Last month, Harbingers Daily reported that a teachers union in Ontario passed a new system that gave “weighted votes” to non-white board members.

The “weighted votes” were to guarantee that non-white voters will constantly make up 50% of the vote. For example, if 35 board members are voting and 30 are made up of white people, each vote by a person considered a racial minority would now be worth six votes.

Candice Malcolm, the Founder and Editor