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HE’S A FEMiNiST! A TRACK RECORD OF CANADA’S MOST FEMiNiST PRiME MiNiSTER

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How consistent has Justin Trudeau's actions been during his time in office so far? This report points that substantial actions have yet to be made to promote intersectional feminism, especially for Indigenous women in the country.



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“I am a feminist.” Boldly spoken by Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau ambitiously told the world of his commitment to gender equality. His courageous words caught the attention of many, but six years after his statement, perhaps they were just that - words. Feminism has evolved into a token term in Canadian politics. What started as a movement of equality and anti-oppression for women has become a box to check off for politicians’ campaigns. Trudeau’s comforting claims, namely that “it’s okay for men to say that they’re feminists,” or that “it’s 2015” is but a taint on genuine feminist efforts. What’s bolder than Trudeau’s statement was his extraordinary 2015 cabinet ministry that balanced men and women; a first for Canada. This was an incredible feat and a step forward on Trudeau’s part, but it would take far more than a scale of the sexes to symbolize his commitment to feminism. ..






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Author: Soban Atique

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