Skin colour, not competency, will now decide who wins Trudeau government contracts.
October 31, 2022
“The federal government’s procurement department, which spends about $22 billion per year on contracts with private businesses, is spinning up a secondary system that awards contracts to companies based on the identities of its owners.”
At which point Cultural Action Party point to the unspoken. Whenever Canadian media speak of “social equity,” they omit a vital element: the impact upon communities which fall outside the realm of those sanctioned for special treatment.
“The new policy reveals that the government intends to collect contractor demographics. It also involves setting aside certain contracts for diversity suppliers, setting up mentorship programs for certain groups, and more consultation.”
“The goal is to contract more with social-purpose organizations that have social, cultural or environmental missions, as well as businesses owned by women and minorities— sexual, gender, and racial. The goal of government contracting, in this way, is no longer to get the best value for Canadians.”
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