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.