Saturday 24 February 2018

Leo shows he's no Trudeau with ministerial line-up that makes the gender diversity picture even worse

Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar

Catherine O'Mahony

Because it's 2015.

That was the now-famous response Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered after he named his first cabinet and was asked why his team was equally divided between men and women.

What he had wanted to do, he said, was "to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada". And that was that. Across the world, lovers of equality swooned.

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