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A telling cabinet reshuffle?

January 13, 2017

In the wake of PM Justin Trudeau’s announcement that Maryam Monsef was being shuffled from the democratic institutions file to status of women, Erin Tolley, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto said, “It says a lot about how we regard women’s issues (like pay equity, child care and violence against women) that it was sort of seen as natural that status of women is less important than democratic institutions.” Conventional political lore is that status of women is a nothing ministry — despite the fact that it’s supposed to represent more than half the population. The full National Post article is available here.