National Newswatch

The devaluing of women foreign policy leaders

Mar 8 2019 — Sylvia Bashevkin — Annual events provide a useful opportunity to question the routines we grow accustomed to throughout the year. My suggestion for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 is to reconsider a pattern so deeply engrained in our repertoires that we hardly give it much thought. I propose that we abandon the practice of ignoring or demeaning the […]

Empowered or Imperiled? Women as Canadian party leaders

Aug 22 2017 — Sylvia Bashevkin — Tina Beaudry-Mellor’s announcement that she plans to seek the Saskatchewan Party leadership raises intriguing questions about not just who will succeed Premier Brad Wall, but also what happens more generally for women in Canadian public life. Beaudry-Mellor walks in the footsteps of two important trailblazers: Catherine Callbeck in P.E.I. and Kathy Dunderdale in Newfoundland. Both […]