My statement that sexism is alive and well in Canadian politics still stands but here is an interesting development in the story of Ms. McLeod.
So, were Ms McLeod and Jane Taber just looking for an opportunity to plug themselves? Or did they honestly believe that's how it went down?
I don't know but it's interesting nonetheless and ultimately, unfortunate because it feeds into the anti-feminist rhetoric that womyn "play the gender card" when things don't go their way.
For the record though, let it be known that FC still very much believes that sexism is rampant in politics, at every level.