Ottawa — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to announce his new cabinet on October 26th and equality is the name of the game once again. The self-described feminist will ensure that when he announces his cabinet, you will hear the same number of men’s names as you will women. How it will look a year from now will all depend on how the women tend to remember things.
It will be a little tougher to attain gender equality this time around after the Liberals lost four women ministers over the past several months but as long as they do as they are told, there shouldn’t be a problem. Trudeau is looking for strong-minded, independent women to fill some important posts, and part of being independent is realizing on their own that when he says no but nods yes that it means yes.
A strong-minded woman doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to remember everything all the time. They may need reminders sometimes about how things happened or who said what and how they said it. Those types of things can easily be forgotten so to be able to just accept what someone else is telling you, no questions asked is about as strong-minded as one can be.
One cabinet spot that everybody will be watching is that of Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan as the military is embroiled in what seems to be a new sexual misconduct issue every week. They can’t seem to find anybody in a top position that hasn’t been involved in some sort of sexual assault case. Could this open up the door for a woman to take over and help clean up the reputation of the Canadian Armed Forces? It seems that many just don’t see the problem and if there is one thing that will get some of these men to listen, it would be a little sideboob from the Minister of Defense.
With one month between the unveiling of the cabinet and the November 22nd recall of Parliament, the equal number of women should have plenty of time to learn what is expected of them.