Lawrie McFarlane: Promoting ‘equity’ means championing discrimination – Times Colonist

Lawrie McFarlane: Promoting ‘equity’ means championing discrimination – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202112 Views

May 2, 2021

In her budget speech two weeks ago, Finance Minister Selina Robinson noted that her ­government had adopted “five foundational principles” to guide all aspects of policy making.

They are, in order: “Putting people first; lasting and meaningful Aboriginal reconciliation; equity; a better future through fighting climate change; and a strong, sustainable economy that works for everyone.”

Some of this is uncontroversial, if not banal. If you’re not putting people first, who or what are you putting first? Aliens?

Some of it is revealing. ­Building the economy is this government’s last priority, not its first.

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