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Ban Gender: Government and Cross-Canada Hearings

ban gender: The government's proud plan to road-trip consultations on racism, with an eye to infusing every policy with anti-discrimination measures, was quickly put on ice, according to CTV. Quebec MPs in the Liberal caucus sounded the alarm about the perils of cross-Canada hearings whipping up Islamophobia or worse. Amid a clear meltdown in Liberal government poll support, new moves on gender and tolerance issues were met by a head-shaking, eye-rolling, derision-snorting reaction from a public fed up with the excess of it all. And that bizarre Service Canada decree to ban gender specific terms like father' or mother', Mr.' or Mrs.' from all telephone communications had the government doing backflips to insist the policy had been refined. After all, the budget bellyflopped into a mosh pit of multi-billion-dollar gender measures that will do nothing to help a working mother if she can't find or afford child care. The message seems to be finally getting through Justin Trudeau has become so identified with kumbaya peoplekind priorities that he's lost the appearance of leading a serious government. ( As reported in the news.