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Morning Brief: Wilson-Raybould slams politicians ‘seeking power for the sake of power itself’ – iPolitics

Sep 20, 2019

Good morning, readers.

Former Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is warning Canadian politicians, in a newly published book, that financial support for women’s equality initiatives cannot be used as a “hall pass” to cover for bad behaviour or systemic problems.

“A woman’s lived experience is still often used against us, as a reason for marginalization, as a basis for blame,” Wilson-Raybould writes in ‘From Where I Stand,’ a collection of her speeches and adapted addresses published on Friday. “Rather than upholding experience, using it as a lens to reconsider the norms of what one perceives or believes or chooses to uphold, we see a lack of reflection, or, as it has sometimes been stated, that we ‘experience things differently.’”

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