Still Waiting for Justice

Still Waiting for Justice

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This short documentary is about an Aboriginal corrections officer who says he is the victim of workplace racial harassment. He has spent the last 18 years fighting a government institution for justice. Made as part of the Work For All project 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace.

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  • participation
    Michael McKinnon
    Vicki Shaw McKinnon
    Kate Hughes
    Selwyn Pieters
  • writer
    Nadine Valcin
  • director
    Nadine Valcin
  • director of photography
    Ali Reggab
  • sound recordist
    Chris Miller
  • mixing
    Chris Miller
  • picture editor
    Katharine Asals
  • sound editor
    Katharine Asals
  • producer
    Patricia Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon

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  • tsea512

    not worth dealing with intellectually handicaped people,, not worth the flak. I work as a policeman in the french mileu and it is hell! I need to get my pension and raise my children.

    tsea512, 17 Jan 2012
  • Stephen--Roy

    I think that at the time the best thing to do with racism is to ignore it. Racists will often "feed" off your complaints against their harassment. The government should be taking more action towards racism, but in the present day it is a part of society we have to deal with on our own.

    Stephen--Roy, 31 Mar 2011
  • Jessika

    There's no need to hide your race in order for other people to "accept" you. Those that treat you differently because of your race are just ignorant and close minded, they are not worth your time. No one deserves to be the victime of racial harassment in the workplace, it should simply not be happening anymore.

    Jessika, 22 Feb 2011
  • Gabe

    Personally, I think the best way to defeat racism is to ignore it. Don't pay any attention to it at all, it's just ignorant people making ignorant jokes. To allow it to bother you is to give them ground and to give them what they want. Yes, the government should listen to this man's request, but I still think he shouldn't have allowed it to bother him in the first place.

    Gabe, 22 Feb 2011
  • JasonST

    I don't understand how people can be so racist. Just because we have a different skin color doesn't mean that we are lesser than anyone else. This man stood up for the right reason and I hope others will do the same.

    JasonST, 22 Feb 2011
  • Brandon

    People should not have to hide their race because there is a chance of people making comments about someone's race. Also it is very bad because that cannot even go out without having people saying things about him.

    Brandon, 22 Feb 2011
  • CousinRachel

    People like Michael are the true Canadian heroes. To take a stand and stick to it in the name of justice takes true and deep courage. As for a government that runs and refuses to address this - for shame.

    CousinRachel, 19 Mar 2010