justin trudeau 2015
From the "orange surge" to the Tory exodus.
It should come as no surprise to any political observer that the biggest news story of 2015 was the federal election.
So. Many. Selfies.
"You are home. Welcome home."
2015 was quite the year for the Liberal leader.
The PM says he doesn't want to go down that road.
Stephen Harper's reign ended this week as PM Justin Trudeau took his oath. As Trudeau 2.0 picked the persons who will join him at the head table of political power, many in the media trumpet the "most diverse parliament ever."
To some people, this may not be particularly mind-boggling. Women have moved up a lot in the world in terms of social, economic, and political influence. It wasn't so long ago that women were expected to adhere to the barefoot and pregnant "laws" that were governed by the patriarchal political climate. But here we are, 2015, and cheering wildly because we have more women in government. Apologies for raining on the parade, but I have to question this. In a truly gender equal society, we would all look at this cabinet and say, "Huh."
Harper has said he intends to remain as MP for the riding of Calgary Heritage.