OTTAWA—When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his famous remark—”because it’s 2015″—about gender parity in his newly-appointed Cabinet last year, it attracted a lot of attention at home and abroad. He followed it up with a high-level panel on gender parity at Davos where he promoted women’s rights across the spectrum of society, including science and sustainable development. Unfortunately, his signal has yet to be translated in the House of Commons where women make up only 26 per cent of the current sitting MPs, nor has it been received by the all-male House Industry, Science and Technology Committee.
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