Over the last three years as leader of the Ontario NDP, I've learned that being a woman in politics carries all the challenges of leadership and then some. I've learned not to dwell on double standards even when I'm asked about my outfits or my hair. It means walking a fine line, and speaking out even when some would prefer I stay in my place.
The Premier has a draft of economist Don Drummond's report to reform Ontario's economy on his desk, but he's not sharing it. Ontarians must be central to the decision-making of how to reign in the deficit. It isn't enough for the government to pass the buck to an unelected, unaccountable outsider, and cherry pick what they feel is best.