CN: Ministers criticize Université Laval job posting as excluding white men

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'Several ministers in the Coalition Avenir Québec government expressed outrage on Wednesday at a job posting at Université Laval that they felt was extreme and even discriminatory because it excluded white men.

The posting in question, published by the university in September for a Canada Research Chair in the biology department, was first criticized by comedian and former Parti Québécois leadership candidate Guy Nantel on social media.

The posting said that only candidates who self-identify as women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities or visible minorities would be selected. “Université Laval can’t accept other types of candidate profiles while representation targets are not met, in accordance with the CRC program.”

“Encouraging the hiring or awarding of research funds for under-represented groups with equal qualifications, yes,” deputy premier Geneviève Guilbault said on her Facebook page. “But explicitly excluding competent people because they’re not part of a visible minority or they’re men is overblown for the Quebec government.’'

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