“The Conservatives promised to review the matter and eventually ordered departments to put merit above all, and stop restricting jobs based on matters such as race.” That was almost two years ago, and nothing has changed.
Indeed, earlier this week we were told in a Toronto Sun article that “A survey of job postings through the Public Service Commission of Canada shows that while departments are no longer stating clearly that only preferred groups may apply, language showing preferential treatment remains.” See here.
In my post “Feds to review racism in hiring policies” (July 22nd 2010, link below) I stated as follows:
“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.”
Back in the 1990’s, then-Premier Mike Harris repealed legislation regarding ‘diversity’ or ‘affirmative action’ hiring. Whether the legislation that was removed either permitted or actually required hirings and promotions based on race or gender, I forget, but it didn’t matter – absolutely nothing has changed in the City of Toronto. ‘Human rights industry’ activists are so deeply entrenched in government personnel departments that the only way to bring a halt to this all-pervasive and viciously anti-White racist discrimination is to pass legislation expressly forbidding it.
Anything less than that is a complete waste of time.
Merit, not race: Discrimination in hiring practices has got to stop
Brian Lilley: Feb. 23rd, 2012
Do you believe in equality?
Do you believe that we should all receive equal treatment from our federal government?
Most people would say that equality is a Canadian value. I’d like to say it is, but experience has taught me otherwise.
Sure, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is supposed to guarantee equality in our interactions with the federal government.
In Section 15 it even says, “Every individual is equal before and under the law.”
If only that’s where it stopped, instead it goes on.
Section 15.2 of the Charter states: “Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups.”
So, essentially the Charter says we cannot discriminate unless it is for a good cause.
That is why we have the 1986 laws that brought employment equity to the federal government and still attempt to force these same practices on private businesses if those businesses want to bid on contracts with the feds.
In July 2010, I wrote about an Ottawa-area woman who was stopped from applying for a job simply because she was white.
The job in question was with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and was only open to aboriginals and visible minorities.
Other jobs in the federal government give special treatment to women or the disabled.
“I was very concerned to read the report of a position only being open to people from an identifiable group,” Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told me at the time. “All positions should be on the basis of equality of opportunity and merit.”
The Conservatives promised to review the matter and eventually ordered departments to put merit above all, and stop restricting jobs based on matters such as race.
You might say the civil servants are in revolt.
“For there to be changes, the law would have to change,” Annie Trepanier, spokeswoman for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, recently told QMI Agency.
Essentially, the bureaucrats are saying that since the law allows them to discriminate, they will continue to do so until the law is changed.
After this story was updated earlier this week, the office of Treasury Board President Tony Clement contacted me to say that the government has been clear: “Federal departments should continue to reach out to under-represented groups, but final hiring decisions will be based on merit.”
If only that were so. Last week I came across a job posting from an employment agency titled, “Seeking Aboriginal Candidates.”
The agency tells me that they supply workers to Aboriginal Affairs Canada and that the department has a requirement that 50% of all staff be aboriginal so they need lots of applications. Is this equality? Hiring based on race?
Other job postings with the federal government, including those for summer students, require applicants to answer questionnaires about their race, gender and ability before they apply.
As I said, the government tries to force this on private businesses as well.
If you are a medium-sized company and want to supply anything to the feds, they will ask you to tell them the ethnic makeup of your company, what percentage of the company is owned by women, what about the disabled, and so on.
This forces companies to keep track of their employees by race and gender.
That’s creepy. It’s also un-Canadian.
See original here.
See “Woman denied government job because of race” (July 21st, 2010) here.
And “Feds to review racism in hiring policies” (July 22nd, 2010) here.