Author: Tasha Kheiriddin

Ladies and Gents

One of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet stars is Chrystia Freeland, the new intergovernmental affairs minister and deputy prime minister. Originally from Alberta, Freeland follows on the path originally trod by Louise McKinney, who in being elected to the Alberta legislature in 1917 became the first woman elected to sit as a member of a parliament anywhere in the British Empire. We wish her well for, as Tasha Kheiriddin shows in this detailed case study, Canadians need the best politicians of both sexes.