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Liberals take big risk in pursuing identity politics

By David Crane      

The danger is that if not done sensitively, we could end up with a divided society with deep pools of resentment among those who feel that gender policies treat them unfairly or ignore their own needs.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget language clearly treats women as victims in a male-dominated world and reinforces the idea of victimization. Clearly, there are problems that need to be addressed—and some of the budget measures are quite helpful—but the language and posturing of the Trudeau government is clearly unhelpful, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—The Ukrainians had their Orange Revolution. Americans argue about Red and Blue States. Now, the Trudeau government has given us the Pink Budget. With the Pink Budget, what’s at issue is the opportunity for greater participation and advancement of women in the workplace and what can be done to ensure their participation in a fair way that rewards them appropriately. This is an important goal and would bring valuable economic and social benefits for all. But how it

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