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Take a lesson, premiers: women’s soccer leading the charge on gender equality

By Tim Powers      

While Canada's premiers were at a prostates-only party in Saskatoon and Donald Trump was being Donald Trump, the U.S Women’s National soccer team was disrupting all manner of cultural norms.

The official photo from the recent summer meeting of Canada's premiers in Saskatoon July 9 to 11. The annual premier’s meeting was notable not for its pronouncements, but for its pictures, with each shot featuring all male leaders, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of the Council of the Federation

OTTAWA—If you only followed last week’s Council of the Federation meeting, you might believe that political gender equality and equity were in retreat. The annual premier’s meeting was notable not for its pronouncements, but for its pictures. Each shot featured male leaders, as, for the first time in a number of years, there are no female first ministers present, as none hold the top job in our provinces and territories.

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