Apparently (but not surprisingly), Hillary Clinton is a fan of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s female-focused progressive thinking.
If the American presidential candidate gets elected to office, the US cabinet could soon replicate that of Canada, as Clinton indicated when asked about it in a televised event earlier this week.
MSNBC moderator Rachel Maddow had asked about the composition of Canada’s federal cabinet: “Canada has a new prime minister, Justin Trudeau. He promised when he took office that he would have a cabinet that was 50 per cent women, and then he did it. He made good on his promise. Would you make that same pledge?”
Clinton suggested she would do the same. “I am going to have a cabinet that looks like America, and 50 per cent of America is women, right?”
“So that’s a yes?” asked the moderator. It’s safe to assume so – so we will.
With Clinton remaining the US presidential front-runner, the odds of a more gender representative cabinet becoming a reality for our friends south of the border looks pretty promising.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has also been asked about the Canadian cabinet and – not surprisingly – he won’t commit to copying the Trudeau formula. Earlier this year, an anti-Trump campaign featured women reading a series of Donald Trump’s incredibly sexist quotes against women.
The next seven months should be really interesting. Not to mention the four years after that, too.