July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006: Fairness Fairy ...

Keep the Fairness Fairy out of it George Jonas, National Post, July 15, 2006

[....] Mr. Colle then outlined the provisions of Bill 124, called "The Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act." The legislation proposes the establishment of a Fairness Commissioner. Under the benevolent rule of the FC's office, professional associations for doctors, chartered accountants, engineers and others with illusions of self-regulatory grandeur would rapidly learn who has the whip hand in our society.

It's a fair guess it wouldn't be doctors, accountants or engineers. "Who, then?" the reader might ask. Try provincial fairness inspectors, soon to be known perhaps as Ombuds Fairies.

[....] But no Fairness Commissions, please. When human stupidity threatens, the solution isn't more government. The solution is more human intelligence.


Jonas is a good read always.

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