The morning after the unnecessary election Horgan called, he tried to assure British Columbians he was going to be a different type of leader. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5776370
Not only is this the exact opposite of the kind of leadership he said he was going to bring to the legislature, its incredibly misogynistic to imply the criticisms of two female opposition leaders are a mental health issue, when they are just doing their jobs! Whether he likes it or not, he promised inclusive and different leadership but once again we see a side of the premier that’s arrogant AF and tone deaf to a multitude of issues.
This is no different than the ridiculous comments made about Bowinn Ma by Jane Thornthwaite, and premier Horgan should apologize to both opposition leaders. Whether you agree with their politics or not isn’t relevant because this patriarchal, misogynist response is dismissive and demeaning to every woman in politics, and every young woman who desires to get there. It shows contempt.
Mental health is not a joke. Seeing a counsellor isn’t either. Tossing a comment like this out trivializes and contributes to the stigma of seeking care when you actually do need help. Its not something to use to shut down political opponents. Its bad enough when party apparatchiks do it online to their opponents implying they are unstable or losing it. Its simply unacceptable from a premier.
Former Green leader Andrew Weaver, who now acts as Horgans wing man, pops in and shows why he is no longer leader….