August 31, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: ATIP docs reveal federal government’s “gender-based analysis” fetish

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

When you’re about to make a decision, do you do a gender-based analysis to make sure your decision won’t indirectly marginalize people? The federal government does, and though the policy has been on the books for over 20 years, some departments still need to hire consultants to tell employees what to do.

Looking at Department of Finance contracts obtained exclusively under Access to Information, I saw that the government had awarded $2,542 to Carmen Paquette for “other professional services not elsewhere specified.”

Paquette is a “Franco-Ontarian feminist” who previously served as head of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and been an advocate on LGBT issues in Canada.

The Rebel got hold of her presentation, which revealed that an outsider is needed to teach government employees about government policy.

Part of this might be due to an auditor general report noting the federal government hasn’t implemented gender-based analysis even though it was made government policy 20 years ago.

Canada’s Global Affairs website even has a page explaining how gender-based analysis (GBA) “can tell us who has access, who has control, who is likely to benefit from a new initiative, and who is likely to lose.”

In Paquette’s presentation to Finance Department employees, she encourages use of a “GBA Checklist”—already mandatory in that department—and says that “each policy proposal going to the Minister for decision” requires a GBA done by specially designated analysis.

In other words, it doesn’t matter what it’s about: ministers have to review GBA findings in reports on new policies before they sign off on them.

This isn’t to say that groups haven’t been disadvantaged by government policy—look at how the middle class has been given the cold shoulder by government-driven costs, or how youth are disadvantaged by debt and deficits, or how men have been disadvantaged by affirmative action-inspired programs.

There are lots of metrics for advantage or "privilege", as some like to call it, so why only look at gender?

Government policy should be implemented based on whether it is good for everyone, not just along gender lines. This is something that requires a holistic look, rather than a convoluted GBA that even employees don’t understand how to use.

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commented 2016-09-01 19:08:30 -0400
What a petty, stupid distraction these people have made for themselves and how hateful the narrative they’re spinning is.
If you have nothing to offer, offer your gender. They’re involved in the same line of work prostitutes are.
commented 2016-09-01 18:17:11 -0400
Carmen Paquette should be fired from the tax payers payroll. Tried for hateful and mendacious crimes against civilized society….and hopefully imprisoned. She is an evil criminal and a social pervert.
commented 2016-09-01 11:37:03 -0400
How strange that Carmen Paquette was able to achieve the high status she obviously has in her profession before the advent of the GBA. For someone born in her era she has certainly come a long way. This just proves to me that the obsession and overdependence on GBAs is a bunch of hokum. As a woman of Ms. Paquette’s era I, too, did just fine in life prior to the GBA. (Maybe merit had a lot to do with that.) What a waste of time and resources. It seems everything has to be analyzed, categorized, catalogued and overthought. What ever happened to good old common sense? More make-work projects to satisfy the insatiable hunger of the growing class of SJWs.
commented 2016-09-01 10:35:08 -0400
Total waste of money in a province that sits at the precipice of bankruptcy. Gender issues are non issues to tho growing majority of Ontarians who are unemployed, under-employed or on insufficient fixed incomes who are energy poor and have their buying power striped by debt-taxing and tax-based inflation.

It’s like Venezuela agonizing over trans bathroom sign legislation – it’s a glaring sign of a rudderless government who has lost priorities.
commented 2016-09-01 09:25:34 -0400
The demonic government of Trudeau2 has wasted no time in destroying what was left of normal. They’ll reap what they sow!
commented 2016-09-01 08:40:24 -0400
JAY KELLY also j smelly understand this we were nice, your now acting like pricks, and taking advantage. and i have no niceness left, fuck a duck and i hope you get hit by a gender less truck.
commented 2016-09-01 08:31:33 -0400
commented 2016-09-01 08:14:53 -0400
mike Krchnak commented 7 hours ago
Vajay jay…put down the bottle of rose’ and flush the pills.

Hey Mike – leave the internet trolls alone – they are typically minimum wage paid assholes that say annoying stuff – the “unwritten blog rule” is to ignore /down vote (if you can) and to NEVER reply/respond.

It’s gets tiring to tell these trolls to fuck off.

Have a nice day. : )
commented 2016-09-01 08:10:58 -0400
Cultural marxists like Troll Trudeau creates “micro wars” for the media party to embellish and sell to the Canadian sheeple.

And while this is going on, cultural marxists like Troll Trudeau get to financially rape Canadians and since the media party is so pre-occupied (and complicit), nothing gets reported.

Hopefully Trudeau catches a bullet or two – such a fucking disgrace.
commented 2016-09-01 01:14:35 -0400
Vajay jay…put down the bottle of rose’ and flush the pills.
commented 2016-09-01 00:10:20 -0400
@jay Kelly….did anybody appoint you to be our invigilator?…if so who?……I want names.
commented 2016-09-01 00:07:15 -0400
“This is not just good old fashioned Jew hatred Oscar….THIS IS POLICY”……dialogue from Schindler’s List
commented 2016-08-31 23:31:25 -0400
My fiance works for a federal gov department, they had the big get together to tell the employees about the new genders and calling them z or some other garbage. Considering she deals with people on the phone, how do you know if someone is dressed a certain way or how they feel that day? Please progressives let me know when you figure out an answer to that.
commented 2016-08-31 23:10:56 -0400
I think your meds are wearing off again …
commented 2016-08-31 22:55:15 -0400
“Gender base analysis” seems so weird. And The Rebel has taken it up with gusto.

We should be aware that this is an obsession of The Rebel, and not of the readers of this site.

Gender is fairly clear, and most Canadians are tolerant and understanding.

The Rebel pretends that men try to be portrayed as women and that women asked to be portrayed as men. Actually they come on this site just to speak their minds.
commented 2016-08-31 21:57:10 -0400
Great job Andrew. Gives us some insight as to the problems with Gov and why they’re so inefficient!