Canadian gender equality under threat from ‘society of immigration’: Former PM Kim Campbell

EDMONTON — Former prime minister Kim Campbell told a University of Alberta audience Wednesday the equality of women is a Canadian value that has found little purchase in a “society of immigration.”

Some individuals in Canadian society, she said, come from cultures that don’t believe in gender equality.

“I’m always very concerned about cultural practices which suggest that women bear responsibility for the sexual behaviour of men,” she said, referring to coverup garments like the burka.

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