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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