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Rosemary Barton: Althia Raj and Pm Edtfiled

rosemary barton: They are three news anchors Lisa LaFlamme, Rosemary Barton and Dawna Friesen and two columnists, Susan Delacourt and Althia Raj, according to CBC. There is no way of precisely knowing this, but I am confident that choosing all five exclusively from the XX chromosome class was a matter of some exultation, perhaps reaching to self-congratulation. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images Rex Murphy August 23, 20195 02 PM EDTFiled under Full Share this story Rex Murphy Who else would have the empathy to interrogate our feminist PM Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InA stellar cast of central Canadian journalists, all of them eminently female, has been selected to moderate the first federal election leaders' debate. Somewhere, in whatever closet these mysterious deliberations were conducted, surely at their conclusion there was a whoop of You go girls!, and surely, too, much high-fiving over the shards of another broken glass ceiling. Surely there was a whoop of 'You go girls!'So the declaration of a No Males Zone around the moderation of the first debate has to be a good thing, achieving heights of fashionable correctness that would stir a gulp of envy even in the puritan confessionals sound booths of the third-wave sisterhood down south at National Public Radio home of the hushed voice, where even the news is organic and shade-grown. In the higher regions of Canadian journalism, soft L liberalism predominates, and a progressive attitude toward upper-middle-class feminism, the feminism of professionals, is as much standard equipment for both males and females as a laptop, an iPhone, and an envious glare to aim at Robert Fife a male as he goes off to bury another politician. ( As reported in the news.