I have no problem at all with a woman in a position of power and I see nothing wrong with anybody who is qualified to earn a decent living and whom obtained the position on their own merit. What I do have a problem with is a person becoming employed based on race or sex quotas imposed by a government, regulations, legislation, backroom deals or worse... that ruins the market economy which provides the western world with their freedoms and democracy.
I'm finally getting involved in politics over here in Europe and an unelected commission (a part of the European Union) has been attempting to force quotas across the continent not based on merit, but based on sex. My partner's university (who is a professor) currently has over 10 highly paid employees which do nothing more than interfere with the hiring process and "vote against" any male candidate who is applying for an administrative job, a temporary teaching job or for tenure. The amazing thing about this is that none of them are qualified themselves to judge whether an applicant would be a worthy candidate.
I am very aware that Canada's public sector jobs have become very easy for some to obtain and next to impossible for others, regardless of ability and experience. The United States has benefited greatly from these policies in the form of brain drain in many sectors, both public and private.
There is a very large amount of inequality in Canada disguised as equality.
What does the membership here think about special rights for certain groups? A very different question than discrimination against certain groups.
Does anybody find it right to put a fully qualified candidate out to grass while the less-qualified candidate gets the job based on their race, sex, sexual orientation, height, weight or religion?