The dissonance between Canadians’ clear desire to see more women in public life and the treatment women experience as elected officials is extremely troubling.
Sandra Jansen courageously called out some members of her own party, among others, for their sexist bullying and harassment as she prepared for a leadership bid against Jason Kenney, writes Nancy Peckford. Photograph courtesy of Sandra Jansen's Facebook
OTTAWA—This past week, Sandra Jansen stood in the Alberta legislature and recounted some of the awful and misogynistic commentary being thrust her way in recent weeks.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.