– Kathleen and Steve.
Two influential women in the Canadian cabinet have resigned on issues of the rule of law. Their stand cuts across old-style politics and says “Enough!”
Judge Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond joins CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen to discuss Jane Philpott’s recent resignation as President of the Treasury Board in support of former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Wikipedia: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (born 1963 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation) is a Canadian lawyer, judge, and legislative advocate for children’s rights. She was appointed in 2006 as British Columbia‘s first Representative for Children and Youth, an independent position reporting to the Legislative Assembly. She was re-appointed to a second 5-year term in 2011. Turpel-Lafond was earlier the first Treaty Indian to be appointed to the judicial bench of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan. She was given leave to take the legislative position.
[She] was the youngest of four girls born to an ethnic Scottish mother and Cree father in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She grew up in poverty, enduring harsh physical mistreatment, and lived with domestic violence and alcoholism in her home. Her upbringing was similar to that of many of the indigenous children she has since encountered through her work.
Does the participation of women in peace negotiations increase the chances of peace being achieved? According to the Peace News Network, studies suggest it does.