The gender entitlement to leadership and decision-making is costing lives. This patriarchal approach to who is catapulted into the position to make these bad decisions is a feature, not a bug.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pictured in Ottawa in September 2020. When challenged regarding their own record of failure, instead of taking individual responsibility, white men in charge excuse their loss of control as inevitable and gaslight the rest of us into believing it is completely and totally our fault, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Who put white men in charge? Oh yes, patriarchy (by way of white supremacy).
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.