What we’re talking about when we talk about affirmative action

The government seems to have ordered a review of affirmative action—”employment equity” in Canadian terms—policies in the public service. But the government reportedly supports affirmative action. So, more specifically, it would seem that the government is concerned with jobs that are specifically and explicitly restricted to minority applicants. Of 5,000 jobs posted in 2008, this criteria reportedly applied to 91.

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