WINNIPEG - Fire/paramedic chief John Lane has contradicted an independent review that found evidence of racism among his staff.
He issued an internal memo to staff on Thursday taking issue with a key finding of the review which was ordered after accusations of discrimination and neglect were made.
Lane argues there was no racial animus.
Last October, a paramedic accused firefighters of failing to provide proper care for a seriously injured Indigenous woman.
The review concluded the firefighters' conduct more likely than not stemmed from implicit or unconscious racial bias.