POLL: Majority Of Canadians Say ‘Gender Balanced’ Cabinet Should Not Be Top Priority

Just 27% say it should “be the standard.”

While Justin Trudeau has focused on gender and race as politically-correct ‘qualifications,’ for the federal cabinet, it turns out that Canadians don’t think it should the new standard.

According to a recent Angus Reid poll, just 27% say ‘gender balance’ should be ‘the new standard,’ while 45% say it should be “a goal but not a top priority,” and 28% say it “should not even be a consideration.”

This puts the Trudeau Liberals at odds with the vast majority of Canadians, as Trudeau has said ‘gender balance’ will be the standard for all Liberal cabinets – far different from what Canadians want.

When asked about the impact of ‘gender balance’ in the cabinet and government, 45% say it has a ‘positive impact,’ while 34% say it has ‘no impact either way,’ and 21% say it has a ‘negative impact.’

There was a strong party divide on the issue.

Among Conservatives, 46% say gender balance has had a ‘negative impact’ on the government, while just 14% say it was positive. Among Liberals, 67% say it’s a positive, while only 6% say it’s a negative. And among the NDP, 57% say it’s a positive, and 14% say it’s a negative.

A majority of both men and women say that ‘gender balance’ should either be a goal or not a consideration, again contrasting with the rhetoric of the Trudeau Liberals.

Even among Liberals and NDP voters, a majority don’t think it should be the ‘new standard.’

Clearly, the solid majority of Canadians want top cabinet posts to go towards those who are most qualified, instead of having roles given out based on politically-correct quotas.

Spencer Fernando

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don morris

The idiocy of mandating gender as a prerequisite for any Board of Directors or Cabinet should be apparent to anyone with an average IQ,and some experience in life. I almost am tempted to scream it,” hire based on merit”! No other criteria matters. Hire the best people for the job,period,if your Board ends up being all men, all women, all midgets, all ethnics,no ethnics, only those over six feet tall, or any mixture of the preceding, it doesn’t matter as long as the best people were hired or appointed. Is this government made up for persons SO child like in… Read more »

Del

“- Trudeau Liberals at odds with the vast majority of Canadians ” Yup, in just about everything they do, almost everything they say and pretty well every decision they make.

Eleanor

Well, climate Barbie was a success, wasn’t she? NOT! Just goes with saying.

Ed Peebles

WE NEED TO BE GOVERNED BY CANADIAN’S AGAIN !

Tom

One of the many reasons we have to get rid of that idiot.

rita

The problem I have with this is I have no way of knowing if the cabinet is gender balanced. I cannot assume the gender of any person on the cabinet, nor can I assume the gender count will stay the same since gender is now fluid. To truly have a gender balanced cabinet, a gender count would need to be held each morning and adjustments made should there be any changes from the previous day.

David Henley

When does the ability of a person enter into the question.This is why nothing will ever be right and government need stop get back to basic who is best for the spot.Gender base has been wrong from the beginning. Bias, should never have been considered in the first place. Any party considering this needs to be avoided. Base on merit not sex.