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  • Doug Scott
    December 06, 2010 - 10:51

    Excellent commentary, Bob. As a man who worked tirelessly to help Lynn Verge become the first woman to lead a political party in this province, only to then witness her being skewered by her own party, I can attest to the truth in what you have written here. Yes, it is an interesting aspect in our political history that all three of our major political parties are being led by women, but it is not, as Bob so expertly argues here, a societal advancement for women. It will be interesting to see what the decorum in the House is like for the next little while, but I'm concerned that our honourable members may not be in their seats long enough for us to get a clear picture. Ms. Dunderdale has indicated that she will not seek the leadership of the PC Party - so her apprentice as Premier will be that as "care-taker" which is too bad really, as I believe she would have a great deal to offer the province. But she saw what happened with Lynn - she was there and warned her about it. Perhaps, with hindsight being 20/20, her decision to accept the caretaker role was, in fact, very wise.