Yesterday I told you about my night at the electoral reform town hall put on by Liberal Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef.
All participants were encouraged to fill out a feedback sheet at the end of the event. Nothing unusual about that.
But then I looked a little closer at this handout. First, there is no official Government of Canada letterhead or logo on it.
Then it asks us to choose which identity groups we most identify with:
Women, Youth, Seniors, Indigenous People, New Canadians, person with disabilities and “exceptionalities,” "person from remote or rural community," "person from humble socio-economic backgrounds" — I think they mean poor — and Francophone.
So what about middle class/middle aged white males? Or a second generation Canadian male of any ethnicity? Do our voices not matter in a Liberal Party of Canada?
I’m starting to realize why they didn’t bother putting this form on their official ministry letterhead or allow it to be associated in anyway with the Government of Canada:
I’m sure they knew there would be blow back. So instead, they print out this kind of crap in an attempt to marginalize middle aged men.
I wonder if they see us as a threat or simply a force that could ensure we get the referendum we so deeply deserve.