Isn't this just plain discrimination?
I guess not if the ends justify the means.
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion is prepared to take “extraordinary measures” to boost the ranks of female candidates in the next election, including barring men from seeking nominations in some ridings.So, merit gets thrown out the window....and local democracy also gets thrown out the window...in the name of political corrrectness. Thanks to Jeremy for sending me this article.
During last year’s leadership race, Dion promised that under his watch at least a third of the party’s candidates in the next election would be women.
But campaign organizers have concluded that the ambitious goal will be impossible to reach without some intervention to secure nominations for female candidates.
So-called green-light committees, set up to run the party’s nomination process in each province, have been empowered to ensure the 33 per cent target is met. Among other things, the committees can set dates for nomination meetings and approve or reject nomination papers from those seeking to carry the Liberal colours.
Where necessary, the committees will be able to simply refuse to allow men to run for nominations in some ridings.