Bev Johnson, an Ontario Public Service Employees Union staff member from 1990 to 2006, discusses her long history of activism on human rights and employment equity.   Born in Jamaica, she came to Canada in 1959 as a student, and later worked as a social worker in England and Jamaica.  In 1973, she returned to Canada and worked for the Ontario government, where she became active in OPSEU while employed as an intake officer at the Ontario Human Rights Commission.  She was OPSEU’s first human rights officer, and was involved in the drafting of the NDP’s employment equity legislation, later repealed by the Harris Conservative government. Interviewed by Frank Saptel.

Oral History ProjectBev Johnson
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