September 24, 2016

NDP support gender quotas but should focus on jobs for all Albertans

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Last week the NDP expressed support for “disclose-or-explain” rules proposed by the Alberta Securities Commission to get more women into executive positions by requiring T.S.E. listed Alberta companies to disclose the number of women on their boards, in the name of gender equality. 

Isn’t it amazing they never talk about gender parity when it comes to being a garbage man, or working in construction? Where is the equality?

The NDP think treating women like special snowflakes, whether they’re skilled enough to merit a spot on an executive board or not, is the way to go. But having a vagina, doesn’t mean you’re qualified.

Studies show there are no benefits to gender balanced boards. Norway has had a 40% rule in place since 2006 and several other countries have followed suit, but a University of Michigan study from 2010 found implementing gender quotas failed to improve boards or company performance.

This is just another big government attempt to make private business their own business.

If the NDP want to get women back to work, they should stop chasing businesses away with their bad policies.

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commented 2016-09-25 13:28:12 -0400
It’s a matter of priorities isn’t it? We can address the unemployment crisis and the economic winter in which Albertans find themselves (as a direct result of damaging government policy) or we can fill our time with superficial non-issues in an attempt to distract attention from the elephant in the living room.

Anyone who supports of believes the bogus green cover up both the NDP and Feds are running as they purposely destroy Canada’s petro dollar, deserve to freeze in the dark – literally. People this self destructive should be stripped of the voting franchise.
commented 2016-09-25 13:06:15 -0400
We don’t need the government to dictate one more damn thing. Get the heck out of our lives and our businesses. If we can’t do anything about the growth industry that is the Canadian government (regardless of persuasion) we are all in for more and more nanny state. They are supposed to work for us not dictate our every move for SJW agenda. Gender quotas are and insult and a joke. Cut it out.
commented 2016-09-25 09:55:21 -0400
If I was a shareholder of one of these companies that are being forced to hire women specifically on their gender, not performance, I’d be selling fast.
commented 2016-09-25 09:51:39 -0400
We don’t want gender quotas. Leave small business alone.
commented 2016-09-25 01:58:10 -0400
My mother earned lots more than my dad did in their careers. And that was long before all this politically correct BS was being pushed.
commented 2016-09-25 01:56:44 -0400
What if only one gender applies for a job?
commented 2016-09-24 20:41:48 -0400
And we can see what happened to Ontario and Alberta when girls rise to the top.. And to a lesser extent BC..
commented 2016-09-24 20:31:45 -0400
The government should keep their noses out of what happens in private companies. Anytime they stick their noses in it backfires. It’s just another attack on men.
commented 2016-09-24 20:04:39 -0400
The gender wage gap is a myth. When you control for all the extraneous variables, men and women are paid the same for the same work. The reality is that men are paid more because they are willing to take uglier, riskier jobs, move longer distances for them, work longer hours, have more experience and qualifications in occupations with stronger demand, are willing to demand higher salaries, and are less likely to leave their career tracks for family obligations.

The wage-gap argument doesn’t even make sense. Just imagine if a company could get the same productivity out of women and pay them 30% less. It would have an enormous competitive advantage over every other company in its industry and all the companies would quickly be forced to either hire all women themselves or go out of business, not because of any misguided government interference, but purely because of overwhelming free-market forces. The same argument applies for women in the boardroom. If they gave a company a distinct competitive advantage, every company would already be forced by the market to have lots of them.
commented 2016-09-24 19:48:11 -0400
Holly for the Minister of Rational Thinking!
commented 2016-09-24 19:26:30 -0400
This is all about the Political Elite having control over everything that they know nothing about, which is everything.
commented 2016-09-24 18:58:01 -0400
Hey, when there are no F’ing jobs due to the Non-Democratic Party policies any demand can be demanded for job parity by the Non-Democrats. For example, I demand a job for my first dog dead these past 25 years. Makes just as much sense as demanding additional jobs for women in an economy with no jobs.

By the way, did the Non-Democratic Party take note of how many women earned six figure jobs, at least until 16 months ago, in Alberta? Nope.
commented 2016-09-24 18:37:57 -0400
Companies will continue to hire based upon qualifications, not “gender equality”, as it should be.
commented 2016-09-24 18:21:17 -0400
Going into grade 10, I signed up for grade 11 physics and at the end of the year I had the highest marks in the class. The girl who scored second-best went on to be the CEO of a major bank and is now semi-retired and sitting on the boards of several corporations.
As far as I know, she still getting by with “inside plumbing.”
commented 2016-09-24 17:59:33 -0400
I demand more men at spa lady.