CBC: Olivia Chow confronts racism, sexism in mayoral campaign


Olivia Chow says she’s still angry one day after a mayoral debate was marred by a prejudicial remark though, she notes, it’s not the first time she’s been attacked because of her gender or ethnicity.

Wednesday night’s debate in Corso Italia put Chow on the offensive when an audience member posed a somewhat rambling question that appeared to suggest her personal history as an immigrant had some bearing on her qualifications to be mayor.

“How dare he bring up that I’m an immigrant into the debate. I find it was just offensive,” she told CBC News on Thursday…

She also says that there is much “racist and sexist invective” about her in online media.