Thursday, February 08, 2007

Gender Discrimination?

There are hints that Stephane Dion may bar men from running as candidates in some ridings in order to ensure that at least a third of the candidates in the election are female.

I'm sure there is a clause somewhere in this oft-quoted document about gender discrimination being verboten. Very strange indeed.

I wonder if he's planning any other quota targets.


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23 comments:

Red Tory said...

Deleting comments now, are you? That's nice to know.

SUZANNE said...

Yeah, lemme guess. The women will run in ridings they can't win.

Expect a lot of women candidates in Alberta.

Cherniak_WTF said...
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Cherniak_WTF said...

Red, I was wondering where some of my postings have been going....
and I was thinking it was the Blogger software....

Olaf said...

Joanne,

Discrimination is alright with the Charter, as long as the action is seen as "affirmative".

Section 15:

(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

So, discrimination is cool, so long as it's only white men who are affected.

Cal said...

Maybe Dions seat should be deemed on of those uncontested seats. Put his beliefs into action.

RepoCreepo said...

I would hope that he would replace Garth in Halton.

Speaking of Garth...More info found. In the last election, Garth called Gary Carr a hypocritical flip flopper since Gary was a former provincial PC MPP and went to the federal liberals....

Um.. shoes on the other foot now eh?

http://repocreepo.blogspot.com/2007/02/seems-garth-has-used-words-hypocritical.html

:-O

Cherniak_WTF said...

While I would not want this kind of discrimination, I find it funny coming from you Joanne and your cohorts who rallied against SOW (or whatever derogatory term you had)...

Anonymous said...

Conservatives do need to make more headway with females in general, but we have always shunned quality females for ditzes. Look at Belinda and Kimmie for example. Look at all the quality women we ignored... a long list. We can't keep doing this and then wonder why women don't support us more.
(real conservative)

biff said...

Does Dion have any positions that aren't radically left?

Anonymous said...

Does Dion have any positions that aren't radically left?

You mean the positions that Harper is stealing - rebranding and selling as his own?

Cherniak_WTF said...
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Cherniak_WTF said...

so biff, your ideal woman is barefoot and in the kitchen just waiting for her manly man to get home after a hard day at work and finds satisfaction in hearing you rally against those "damn Liberals"....

Anonymous said...

Since the Liberal Party of Montreal can't seem to attract enough female candidates - probably due to their sleaze and corruption - perhaps the Party will mandate sex changes for some of their male MP's?

Spinks said...

Whatever happened to the best person for the job?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Deleting comments now, are you?

That is always my prerogative, and I never hestitate to use it as required. However, I haven't deleted any comments in this particular post.
Getting a bit paranoid, aren't you Red?


Suzanne, I think you nailed it:
Expect a lot of women candidates in Alberta.

Sara said...

who do you think will pass a law that only men can give birth?

Cherniak_WTF said...

Wow Sara, specious at best....

So trying to do something positive for women is verbotten now? This coming from a party that hammers away that we have to be in Afghanistan to help the women over there...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

This is not positive for women. It is actually saying that women are not capable of attaining candidate nominations on their own merit.

It is condescending. It is the Nanny State at its worst.

Red Tory said...

Getting a bit paranoid, aren't you Red?

Not at all. I saw the post there. It was at the time the first post. It was the one suggesting that you were scraping the bottom of the barrel with this topic and that it was pathetic.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

It was the one suggesting that you were scraping the bottom of the barrel with this topic and that it was pathetic.

I don't recall seeing anything like that. Very strange.

Unless my blog was on Red Tory auto-delete...

vicki said...

How condescending to women! Success for women would be from an open process...not by eliminating the competition.How patronizing to manipulate the siuation! If the women that end up with these nominations had any guts they would tell Dion to buzz off and say "I'd rather do it myself."
Libs are control freaks.
The women who are in the HoC(any party) now got the job by hard work, brains and determination...and because they wanted it...not by 'affirmative action.'The locals should be trusted to pick the best person for the job, and I would like to think that they have some backbone to speak up.
CWTF,Joanne did not need SWC to be successful in what she does...she can do it on her own!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

CWTF,Joanne did not need SWC to be successful in what she does...she can do it on her own!

Vicki! That was very impressive! No, I sure don't need SWC.

Women just supporting each other is awesome. From the heart; as you do. That's what it's all about. Not for money or union jobs.