C-36 Creator Peter MacKay Suggests Women Are Too Busy Bonding With Kids To Be Judges

Jun 19, 2014
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We think this goes a long way toward explaining the mindset of the people who create prostitution legislation, such as bill C-36, to “protect women” —

OTTAWA – Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay is defending comments he made last week about why so few women are appointed as judges in Canada.

C-36 Creator Peter MacKay Suggests Women Are Too Busy Bonding With Kids To Be Judges

Justice Minister Peter MacKay arrives with his wife Nazanin Afshin-Jam and son Kian at Fairview Junior High School in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. MacKay announced a national campaign to stop cyberbullying. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan | CP

MacKay was responding to a Toronto Star report Wednesday about an Ontario Bar Association meeting at which he was asked about the lack of women and visible minorities on federally appointed court benches.

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MacKay answered the question by saying that women don’t apply to be judges because they fear the job will take them away from their children — and that children need their mothers more than their fathers, the Star report said.

Rather than back away from the comments Thursday, MacKay reinforced them.

“At early childhood, there’s no question I think that women have a greater bond with their children,” he said.

He went on to say that Canada needs more women to apply for judicial appointments, but then walked away from reporters who asked him about the discrepancy.

As of June 1, 24 of the 81 federally appointed judges in Canada were women — just shy of 30 per cent.

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6 years ago

[…] He went on to say that Canada needs more women to apply for judicial …read more     […]

Ernest Greene
Ernest Greene
6 years ago

Another guy who isn’t a woman claiming to know all about them. It’s hardly news but it certainly points out why we have the problems we do making political progress when it comes to the autonomy of all women, especially sex workers.

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