Affirmative Action

The CBC Wants 'Diverse' Students in College, Not Those Who Deserve It

Jackson Doughart | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Jackson Doughart

What the CBC altogether missed was the most important plank of opposition to affirmative action: namely, that students should be admitted to college not according to shifting conceptions of "diversity" or to sweeping assumptions about racial-minority experience, but rather according to merit. In other words, prospective students should be judged not by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character -- in particular their academic aptitude and personal potential.

What's Wrong With Affirmative Action? Ask the CBC

Anthony Morgan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

In a recent article, Rex Murphy characterized affirmative action as "an inequity in itself," "hollow" and "false." I, on the other hand, think that the CBC commentator's call for a more open debate on affirmative action is important. Affirmative action is to our society what the CBC is to television and radio broadcasting in Canada.

Everyone's Running a Campaign of "Change"

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (L): For the PCs, the core proposition is the idea that Premier McGuinty's Liberals manipulate the public policy of the province to their own purposes and those of their favoured constituencies, leaving the "rest of us" to pick up the tab. Call this concept "restitution." The Liberals have a different construction of "change." Call their concept "uniting."

Tim Hudak's Hypocrisy Runs Deep in the Immigration Debate

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

Hudak's hypocrisy is nowhere more apparent than on his personal flip-flop on the immigration file. A year ago, Hudak claimed that "(we need) practical and affordable measures to help new Canadians find employment and create jobs." Makes sense, right? It does!

Hudak Slams Liberals Over 'Affirmative Action' Promise

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is taking aim at a $12-million Liberal promise that would compensate employers for hiring new immi...