Whites, blacks and asians need not apply – federal government contractor seeks race based employees

- February 17th, 2012

I really shouldn’t be surprised by this.

A viewer named Barb sent this to me just before show time.

An employment contractor seeking to place job seekers with the federal government has a posting for aboriginal candidates only. That’s the nice way of saying whites, blacks, asians and anyone else need not apply. I took a screen shot of the job posting in case it disappears once the public finds out.

aboriginals only need apply

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that an employment agency seeking to place people with the feds would use discriminatory hiring practices, that’s what the feds themselves do.

In July 2010 I wrote a story about an Ottawa area woman who was applying for a federal government job online. The job required that you answer questions just to be able to apply including revealing your race. When the woman entered white she was stopped from going any further.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and then Treasury Board President Stockwell Day claimed they would review the situation.

“I was very concerned to read the report of a position only being open to people from an identifiable group,” Kenney said at the time. “All positions should be on the basis of equality of opportunity and merit.”

In November of 2010 Day told the Commons a new directive was going out.

“We have also communicated that all department postings must not shut out any specific groups and must be open to all qualified candidates. Final decisions must be based on merit and on qualifications,” Day said.

I’ve since heard that nothing has changed and that the practice of setting aside jobs inside the federal civil service continues. Despite Day’s directives the bureaucrats rely on Canada’s employment equity act brought in by the Mulroney government in 1986.

While I find it odd that we have laws designating certain jobs for certain people based on race, this is widely supported in Canada’s top ranks from the government, to bureaucrats and the media. The idea that all are created and treated equally before the law does not exist in Canada. In fact, through another Mulroney era project called the Federal Contractor Program, any company of size wanting to do business with the federal government in any way is required to keep track of the race of their employees and report back on it.

Personally I find this a little creepy regardless of the stated goals.

Should we allow this sort of thing to keep happening in Canada? I’d say no, everyone should be treated equally regardless of race and that includes being blind to race in hiring.

I don`t expect this to happen, when Kenney and Day suggested reviewing the system they were accused of being against employment equity which means being against women, aboriginals, visible minorities and the disabled. And that was just the charge from the media.

Below is the job ad from my original story in 2010.

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6 comments

  1. vangrungy says:

    and just think of all of those actually ‘mixed race’ “”"”aboriginals”"”" that get a leg up with their ‘status’..

    even though the Human Genome Project, and Anthropologists have proven that humans did NOT originate ANYWHERE in North America

    the RACISM of LOWERED expectations is the path of lowering ALL standards thus making all of us slaves to imbeciles that owe their fealty to the STATE..

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    Founding Americanism is Salvation..

  2. Jay says:

    I am sending this to my MP, everyone else should too. The practice of not hiring white people has gone on in federal government for years.

  3. Alain says:

    Actually this type of thing has been going on in the federal public service for several years. It was called affirmative action, then changed to employment equity and sometimes called diversity. Whatever the name it has remained the same: state sponsored discrimination. I have seen competitions restricted to women only, visible minorities only and aboriginals only. Now with more special “target” groups being recognised who knows what one will find next. Add to this bilingual (English & French) requirements for positions solely in English Canada, the federal public service has long moved away from hiring on merit – that is the best qualified person regardless of colour, sex, ethnic group or whatever.

  4. RaymondofCanada says:

    Employers operating in the north in aboriginal areas, must have a certain percentage of employees aboriginal, whether these employees can do the job or not. In some cases, I am told, these people are hired only to meet the criteria. This should not surprise us given the special status aboriginals get compared to other citizens. It’s time our society and government give these people the respect all human beings deserve and be treated as equal to non-aboriginals.

  5. Ted says:

    Proves that the feds still believe those savages need special help “integrating” into white society.

  6. Arron Jeavons says:

    I wonder if they will ever create a visible minority group called balding males only?

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