From a report in Canada's National Post today:
A federal government department has cancelled a three-day-old edict that essentially banned the hiring of able-bodied white men over the next several months.
The directive had said managers at the Public Works and Government Services Department could hire only the disabled, women, aboriginal people and visible minorities until at least the end of March....
A statement issued by the department yesterday suggested the policy had been "misconstrued by some as being non-inclusive. This was not the intention."
Earlier news reports on the new directive had prompted a public outcry.