There is something very, very fishy about this sudden “about turn” on the issue of racial discrimination in government hiring policies.
Firstly, such policies have been in place for over twenty years, and can be found at all levels of government. Secondly, “affirmative action” is built into our Constitution. And thirdly, how many Canadians know that only Inuit people can vote in Nunavut territorial elections?
(See also “Woman denied government job because of race” here)
Legalised anti-White racial discrimination is solidly built into our national fabric, so if Prime Minister Harper thinks he can solve the problem simply by ordering that there be no more race-specific postings for federal job openings, then he mistakes re-arranging the deck chairs for avoiding the iceberg.
In addition to the legal and constitutional barriers to equality for all, is the leftist, “politically correct” mindset adopted by liberals, unions, religious denominations, and all of the other usual suspects, plus an astonishing culture of “entitlement” which gives unrealistically high expectations to aboriginals and minorities, and can result in violence and property damage if these bloated expectations remain unfulfilled.
In the meantime, a white person from Newfoundland, whose family history in the New World goes back 400 years or more, must take second place to a recently-arrived third-worlder, whose ancestors have contributed precisely nothing to this country.
And, anyone who complains about this is likely to be dragged before a “human rights commission” to which the truth is irrelevant, and honest intent is meaningless. If someone merely claims hurt feelings, you are guilty.
Feds to review race-based hiring policy
By Brian Lilley, Parliamentary Bureau
July 21st, 2010
OTTAWA – The Harper government will ask for a review of hiring policies for government jobs after a QMI Agency report about race-based hiring policies.
Sara Landriault, a stay-at-home mother trying to re-enter the work force says she was shocked to find out that she was barred from a applying for a job at citizenship and immigration because she was white. The position of administrative assistant was only open to aboriginal applicants.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he was shocked too.
“I was very concerned to read the report of a position only being open to people from an identifiable group,” said Kenney. “All positions should be on the basis of equality of opportunity and merit.”
The problem is Kenney doesn’t have the power to change the rules and neither does the government without altering legislation. Hiring within the federal civil service is handled by bureaucrats; only the legislation and regulations are set by Parliament.
Kenney says he has spoken about this issue with Treasury Board President Stockwell Day, the cabinet minister in charge of the civil service. Minister Day has asked his department to review the rules surrounding affirmative action policies in public service hiring.
Affirmative action is enshrined in Canada’s constitution and legislation dealing with minority hiring practices has been on the books for decades but Kenney says those laws are likely being misinterpreted.
“I’m pretty sure the parliamentarians that included affirmative action in the Charter meant encouraging people to apply,” said Kenney, “giving them equality of opportunity, not restricting people based on race or ethnicity.”
See original here.
See also “Government racism and enforced equality” here.