Sheila Copps

Everyday Acts Of Sexual Violence Are Far Too Common In Politics

Emerald Bensadoun | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Emerald Bensadoun

In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers.

These Women Are Making A Difference In Canada's Political Environment

Amanda Cupido | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

Eighty-eight women will have their voices heard as they take their seats in Canada's 42nd parliament. That's up from the 76 seats held by women in 2011. On top of that, prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau is set to announce his cabinet on November 4, with a promise of having an equal number of men and women: a first for Canadian history.

Copps: I Was Sexually Assaulted As MPP And Raped

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Former deputy prime minister Sheila Copps says she was sexually assaulted as a young politician and raped by someone she dated more than 30 years ago....

Sheila Copps Under Fire For Defending Jian Ghomeshi

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Politics

Amid further startling allegations about Jian Ghomeshi abusing women, former deputy prime minister Sheila Copps is under fire for questioning why the ...

Connecting the Dots: Hamas, ISIS, and the Assault on Human Rights in the Middle East

Sheila Copps | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Sheila Copps

Zahar and Baghdadi, Hamas and ISIS share the same final goal: democracy must give way to theocracy, plural religions to a single Islamist belief, freedom to submission and social equality to the dictates of Sharia rule. Standing against Hamas and ISIS terrorism transcends politics and party lines. The rights and freedoms that comprise the very heart of our way of life are under direct attack in the Middle East from these and other groups seeking to build a radical, theocratic mega-state across the region, and, if they can achieve it, even beyond.

She's a Good Sheila

David Gratzer | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

Canadians often grumble about their politicians. We are quick to blame Ottawa, and sometimes rightly so. But in the commitment of people like Sheila Copps, we should also remember that we are also very lucky. Political life is hard; the dedication of people like Copps is important.

Liberal Convention Diary: Wrap-up

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

After some much-needed sleep, I can now comment on the extraordinary things that happened this weekend at the Liberal Convention. One, the hugely positive buzz of a political party bent on renewal, and the buzz from the results of votes on policy and on people that contributed to that sense of renewal, were amazing. The vote to include "supporters" and not just members in deciding the next Leader is one I'm proud to say I voted for.

Mike Crawley's Business Record Proves He's No Man of the People

John Laforet | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

Mike Crawley's day job as chief of International Power Canada poses a significant risk to the Liberal Party and makes his calls for grassroots inclusion ring hollow. His power company has had a devastating impact on Ontario residents who are forced to live in the shadow of Crawley's work.

Althia Raj

Sheila Copps Wants Liberal Party Presidency | Althia Raj | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Former Liberal cabinet and deputy prime minister Sheila Copps has officially announced she is throwing her hat in the ring to become President of the ...

Copps: 'Keep Your Mouths Shut And Your Ears Open'

The Huffington Post | Alan Adams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada Politics

Sheila Copps has some blunt advice for Canada’s 111 rookie MPs, many of whom are as young and fresh-faced as she was in the 1980s when she made head...