Clark sets a poor example for women in politics

Former MLA's comments have two sides, right and wrong

Re: Ex-Liberal MLA backs up former colleague Clark (Letters, March 1)

Sheila Orr’s letter about Christy Clark and women in public life is one of the strangest and saddest rants I’ve come across in 50 years following B.C. politics.

She is right that female politicians in B.C. have generally not been treated fairly by the media or male politicians. There is no question we need more women involved in our political process – women with ability and integrity like Grace McCarthy and Carole James.

But Orr couldn’t be more wrong in saying that Clark is the kind of woman we need in politics. The kerfuffle over the “ethnic strategy” memo is just the latest in a series of incidents demonstrating that Clark is the kind of person we definitely don’t need in B.C. politics.

Gordon Pollard

Victoria