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Five Canadian law firms are included in the 2021 list of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, a sign that some in the nation’s legal industry may be responding to calls for an end to systemic workplace inequality.

In a year marked by increased dialogue around prejudice, discrimination and equity, the importance of addressing systemic inequality in Canadian workplaces has increased, with many more companies actively setting measurable goals, monitoring progress and driving accountability, said Kristina Leung, a senior editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which runs the ranking.

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Gail J. Cohen

Gail J. Cohen is the Toronto-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Canada. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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