Apparently those self same religious people and capitalists you refer to, wish to restrict women who have been active in politics from participating in democracy.
"On Friday, the Tories accused the CBC of Liberal bias â€“ yet, again â€“ after the broadcast of a viewer-inspired poll. Conservative researchers believe the viewer who asked the question about women in politics is a two-time Liberal candidate from British Columbia, Mary Pynenburg. "
Apparently the new norm in Canada is that if you’ve ever run for public office, you are no longer allowed to suggest subjects for discussion and further analysis. What exactly was this contentious and biased question that Ms. Pynenburg suggested? "
“If there were more women leaders in federal politics, would this have a positive, negative, or no effect on the quality of government?”
So the new reality is if you’ve ever contributed to a political party that is not in power like Frank Graves did, be prepared for character assasination. Of course while facts, open discussion and vigorous debate on opposing views are cherished values in a secular society, they are not always welcomed by theocracies. Since most theocracies/religions seem to be male dominated, women should remain silent.
Even the Globe and Mail is raising an eyebrow at the Conservatives’ mindset and tactics.
"Stephen Harperâ€™s Conservatives just donâ€™t give up when it comes to bashing the CBC. Itâ€™s getting silly, with the Tories again questioning the broadcasterâ€™s impartiality as a result of comments about a recent poll on women in politics. "
theglobeandmail.com/news/pol … le1563117/