Debate #1-Against Patronage - In Canada patronage is a \u201cbroad term covering the granting of favours money jobs government contracts or

Debate #1-Against Patronage - In Canada patronage is a...

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In Canada, patronage is a “broad term covering the granting of favours, money, jobs, government contracts or appointment to individuals or corporations in exchange for political or monetary support.” It permits the system to accept a close personal friend, family member, or even an acquaintance of legislators to be appointed in a position of power, rather than allowing for the most qualified candidate to be chosen. With that being said, the elimination of patronage is long overdue. In many cases, the individual who is appointed shares like-minded ideas with the person in power, which is why they are typically appointed in the first place. In many terms, patronage is unfair, unethical and discriminatory towards all candidate’s, as the equal chance at a position in power is truly not obtainable. Many argue that eliminating patronage is similar to eliminating a sense of guarantee. People typically argue this on the basis that, picking an individual in which you trust will minimize arguments. However, eliminating arguments does not constitute as an ethical or even

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