Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Letter of the Day

RBC does extraordinary things

  • Print

People make mistakes. Corporations make mistakes. RBC has admitted it made a mistake, and in a full-page ad, written by its CEO, Gord Nixon, and published in every major newspaper in the country on April 12, apologized for its actions. It is, I believe, a complete, genuine and honest apology.

Beyond this news, however, I feel it is important for Canadians to know the many extraordinary things RBC and its employees do in our communities. Those of us who work in and around the non-profit sector or are engaged in philanthropic initiatives know that there are very few corporations more deeply committed than RBC to improving the lives of all Canadians, especially those who are in need.

Further, the commitment to community at RBC is engrained throughout the corporation, and goes far beyond simply writing cheques. I routinely see RBC employees donating their own time and resources at any number of events, and at agencies who are doing the hard work of supporting some of our most disadvantaged citizens.

In this case, as is seemingly the way these days, many will prefer to pounce and to attack. For me, I prefer to accept an apology and to forgive. I believe if you knew what the millions of Canadians whose lives have been made better by the efforts and extraordinary generosity of the people at RBC do, you would to.

PETER JESSIMAN

Winnipeg

 

Regarding the hiring practices of the Royal Bank and other banks, nothing much has changed. It was the female clerks, valued as the face of the bank to their customers as smart, knowledgeable and personable, who were denied promotions because those positions were reserved for men.

They trained boys just out of high school, only to find within a few years, the boys were now their bosses.

ELEANOR ULASY

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 15, 2013 A8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: Choose Yourself

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • May 22, 2012 - 120522  - Westminster United Church photographed Tuesday May 22, 2012 .  John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press. Local- Deer in Canola field near Elma, Manitoba. 060706.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should Premier Greg Selinger resign?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google