Canada Must End All Quotas & Race-Based Hiring Preferences

We diminish productivity and diminish innovation when less qualified people are hired to meet political objectives.

Amid the latest scandal involving Speaker Greg Fergus, it’s worth remembering that he previously claimed he’s held to a higher standard because he’s the first racial minority to serve in that role.

This is a convenient thing for Fergus to say, but it’s wrong.

Fergus isn’t being criticized because of his race, he’s being criticized because he is doing a terrible job as Speaker.

And this speaks to a deeper problem in our country.

More and more, we see people use a sense of victimhood to justify poor performance.

The federal government incentivizes this with racial hiring preferences that destroy the concept of meritocracy.

Racial hiring preferences are discriminatory, because instead of judging someone by their skills and actions, people are judged by their race. Hiring a minority just because they are a minority is just as wrong as denying someone a job because they’re a minority.

Canada literally cannot afford to keep perpetuating this kind of racial division, nor can we afford the inefficiency caused by politically-correct quotas.

We diminish productivity and diminish innovation when less qualified people are hired to meet political objectives.

We need to end all of those quotas and race-based hiring preferences. We must treat each person as an individual, hire the best people – regardless of background – and ensure that our society rewards those who are productive and ambitious, rather than rewarding those who play the victim.

Spencer Fernando

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