The federal government continues escalating the absurdity of their political correctness.
In a change nobody asked for, the Trudeau government plans to ban front-line public service workers from saying Mr., Mrs., Mother, and Father.
That’s according to a report by Radio Canada, who gained access to government documents stipulating the change. Here are key parts of that report:
According to documents obtained by Radio Canada, the French-language arm of CBC, front-line staff must now “use gender-neutral language or gender-inclusive language.”
“This avoids portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or gender,” says a copy of speaking notes prepared for managers and team leaders.
“It is important that Service Canada, as an organization, reflects Canada’s diverse population and ensures that the views and interests of Canadians are taken into account when we develop policies, programs, services and initiatives,” says the directive.
The new guidelines also rule out using terms such as mother and father because they are “gender specific” and instead says the neutral term of “parent” should be used instead.
The same goes for honorifics such as Mr., Mrs., and Ms. and in both languages. Instead, employees are being directed to address customers by their full names or ask them what they want to be called.
After the Official Opposition raised serious questions about the proposal, Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos ‘clarified’ the measures, in what amounted to a desperate attempt to backtrack.
We are proud that @ServiceCanada_E reflects the diversity of Canada’s population and is working to adapt to the reality of 21st century families.
— Jean-Yves Duclos (@jyduclos) March 21, 2018
Of course, that’s not what the government document says according to the report. Workers are being told that they must use “gender-neutral” language, not that they have the choice of whether to use it. The report notes that the document specifically rules out the use of terms like Mother and Father.
So, what Duclos is doing is simply trying to distract from the truth of the insane order to the public service, hoping people will believe his tweet instead of the actual government documents referenced in the Radio Canada report.
This has been a usual tactic of the Trudeau government, who introduce some unpopular change and then try to distract from what the change really is with some spin, while not actually altering what they are doing behind the scenes.
In fact, reports already contradict what Duclos is saying:
“According to an official, who asked to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to speak on the issue, the new directive is already in place and has led to some difficult situations for civil servants. “It happens that we talk to people and we ask, ‘What is the name of parent number one?’ People do not understand,” said the official.”
So, the policy is already in place, and is already causing problems. Quite different from the claim by Duclos that it’s only about using “gender-neutral” terms when people object. Most people wouldn’t have a concern about different terms being used if someone asked, but what is concerning is the government trying to wipe out terms that are simply based on the facts of human biology.
Instead of balancing the budget, reducing the tax burden, and ensuring our national defence, the Trudeau government is trying to socially engineer our nation. It’s creepy, it’s a waste of resources, and it distracts from the real job of governing Canada.
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