CHRISTY CLARK OIL

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Don't Call it a Cat Fight Just Because They Are Women

Well, the feisty dust-up between she-premiers Christy Clark of British Columbia and Allison Redford of Alberta has been a lot of things, but a feminine puff of perfumed air into our muddy phallocracy isn't one of them. When writing about a high-profile disagreement between two powerful women, one should always be sensitive, and avoid lapsing into lazy, sexist cliches. Unless, of course, you're a female writer.

Christy Clark Must Stand Up to the Tar Sands

The Conservative government has launched a full-on attack against environmentalists who oppose the Northern B.C. pipeline. Where is Premier Christy Clark during all this? She's either nowhere, desperately trying to sit on the fence as her constituents come under assault, or she's siding with the bullies.