This Iron Lady

I lack strong political opinions about Margaret Thatcher; I do greatly admire her, though, for her energy and her command over herself and her life. I was overall disappointed in the movie THE IRON LADY; it’s main, foreground story of a drifting old bat trying to sort through her clothes closet and bag up her late …

Girl Power, or, Kathleen Wynne For The Win

My sort of go-to guy/weblogger for “politics”, CalgaryGrit, rooted for Gerard Kennedy as Ontario’s new Premier-designate, and I liked his arguments. Still, I was happy to read that Kathleen Wynne won the race yesterday. 80% of Canadians now live under a female Premier, a new local record, and pretty cool achievement. I’ve been keen all …

Glass ceiling reno job

Chantal Hébert: The political gender glass ceiling is finally beyond repair: One needs only look at images of the recent meeting between Alberta and Quebec premiers Alison Redford and Pauline Marois to get a sense of an irreversible turning of the gender wheel. At year’s end, three of the four largest provinces — as well …