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Interrogating Trudeau’s brand of equality “Because it’s 2015”

Hartviksen, Julia (2015) Interrogating Trudeau’s brand of equality “Because it’s 2015”. Engenderings (09 Nov 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tendered his resignation after nearly ten years of Conservative government under his leadership. On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister, after one of the longest election periods in Canadian history. He took his oath alongside his newly appointed cabinet of 15 women and 15 men, hailed as the most diverse cabinet Canada has ever seen. Some critics challenged his commitment to gender parity on the assumption that equal representation of men and women in cabinet would somehow compromise the merit of candidates appointed to minsters. Yet, as Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith and Susan Franceschet rightfully point out,

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE Engenderings Blog
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78568

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