i also want to note something i was told by a mentor when preparing for interviews: ultimately, ontario med schools want to select applicants who will best serve the population in ontario. that's why NOSM primarily accepts candidates from the north, for example - because we need more physicians who are willing to work in northern & rural areas. is it "fair" to ontario applicants from big cities that we have no chance of getting accepted to NOSM? not necessarily.
similarly, certain races/ethnicities are underrepresented in the current pool of ontario physicians. there's been a lot of research showing that cultural divides between patient & provider can and does lead to lower quality healthcare. i think that, as a province, we are striving for health equity for all members of our diverse population - and as such, it is beneficial for the population as a whole to have more diverse healthcare providers. it may not feel "fair" to us, but that's not the purpose of the med school selection process.