I despise affirmative action programs. People should be hired on merit. I am pleased that race, minority based hiring will be reassessed. Since we are making lefty heads explode I suggest HM Government should also eliminate hrc section 13.1, hell why not just eliminate the hrc. Let's eliminate the sow and cut all advocacy spending. Let's institute a flat tax and call for cuts to the civil service. If the lefties are going crazy over something so minor let's give them something to really stew over.
The Conservatives have ordered a review of federal government affirmative action policies, saying the public service should hire based on merit, not race or ethnicity.
Cabinet ministers Stockwell Day and Jason Kenney announced the review of the Public Service Employment Act, along with any related practices and policies, on Thursday. “While we support diversity in the public service, we want to ensure that no Canadian is barred from opportunities in the public service based on race or ethnicity,” Mr. Day, the Treasury Board President, said in a statement.
Mr. Kenney, meanwhile, was more blunt in his calls for a meritocracy.
“I strongly agree with the objective of creating a public service that reflects the diversity of Canada, and with fair measures designed to reach that goal. But we must ensure that all Canadians have an equal opportunity to work for their government based on merit, regardless of race or ethnicity,” said the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism...
BCF has the grit and dipper take on this.