How is it for women in Canada?
That’s a silly question, isn’t it? I mean, things are fine. Better than fine. They’re completely normal.
Actually there is one subculture in Canada, namely political Islam, that doesn’t believe in equality of women. And bizarrely, women politicians like Kathleen Wynne and Rachel Notley submit to their misogyny: wearing hijabs, sitting in the back row of mosques like second-class citizens. And Justin Trudeau, the feminist in chief, himself thinks it’s normal for women to be corralled away from him and the men when he visits those same mosques.
Which brings me back to the Trudeau Liberals' new feminist budget. As we've already reported, that’s its chief focus. Not trade, not taxes, not jobs, not even global warming, though that’s a close second.
The word “gender” is in the budget 358 times.
And the whole budget document is 369 pages.
But instead of remarking how quirky that is, especially when juxtaposed with Trudeau’s constant man-handling of women, let’s take it at face value for a moment:
Does Canada really have a problem with women not being able to work? Do we really need the affirmative action and massive government spending that pack the budget? Do we really need to subject pipelines to gender analysis?
Tonight I'll show you statistics about some of the most prestigious and highly-paid professions in Canada, to show you how female-friendly they already are.
In fact, we’re so female-friendly as a country, I’m worried we’re starting to be male-unfriendly.
If Trudeau really wants to be a feminist, they could actually use his help in a couple of other countries: The women in Iran, for example, and the Arab women who were liberated from ISIS, pulling off their niqabs and rejoicing.
Trudeau has been silent in both cases.
So, yeah, I’m not too interested in what feminist Justin Trudeau has to say about women.
And the more he talks about them, the more I wonder:
What is he trying to NOT talk about, instead...?
NEXT: I talk about Trudeau's budget, the NAFTA talks, Trump's looming tariffs and more with Lorne Gunter, Senior Columnist for the Edmonton Sun.
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