On International Women's Day, we should all recognize the accomplishments made towards gender equality by previous generations. However, we must also acknowledge the major imbalances that exist in Canada and abroad for women. It isn't fantasy to imagine a world without gender imbalance in the economy, government structures and the family. I've been blessed to have been raised by two parents who taught me that feminism means fairness for all. Let's keep up our efforts and make the world a better place.
Conservatives have now admitted to doing an automated push-poll with the aim of discrediting an independent federal riding boundary commission. This type of behavior would be comical if it wasn't such a mean spirited effort at gerrymandering our federal ridings. Parliament has independent commissions in this area for a reason: to nullify the ability of MPs to abuse their power to create boundaries that suit their own needs.
I am proufoundly annoyed to hear that robo-dial push polling is occuring in our province in an effort to torque opinion on our independent riding boundary commission. Justice Ronald Mills is a respected jurist. Dr. John Courtney literally wrote the book on Canadian boundary drawing. I am confident that the people of our province will see through this latest attempt to weaken urban representation. Bravo to Murray Mandryk and Stephen Whitworth for their efforts on covering this issue fairly.