Quality of female political candidates trumps quantity

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion pledged in December to increase the number of female Liberal candidates in the next federal election to 33 per cent and hopefully increase the number of female MPs.

Gerard Kennedy, Dion’s special advisor on election readiness, was quoted as saying that, with the possibility of a spring election, the Liberals don’t have the luxury of time for a lengthy recruitment drive. (read more)

Mouthing Off

Do you think affirmative action is an effective way to increase diversity in government or the workplace?

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Do you think affirmative action is an effective way to increase diversity in government or the workplace?

“Affirmative action is bullshit. It’s positive discrimination that has undesirable effects that basically eliminate the goals that affirmative action supporters claim the theory creates. (read more)

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