‘I became numb to it,’ says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu of the level of harassment and threats she faces as a woman politician.
Liberal MP Lenore Zann and Progressive Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard have both spent thousands of dollars improving security on their homes so they feel safe while working in the public eye.
Photographs courtesy of the offices of Ms. Zann and Sen. Bernard
When Wanda Thomas Bernard was appointed to the Senate in 2016, she spent thousands of dollars upgrading security at her Nova Scotia home.
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If the Liberal leadership speculation does not stop, Liberals could end up in the same situation as Conservatives are now in, says Darrell Bricker. But Nik Nanos says Trudeau could theoretically win another government.
Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.