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The ambition question

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Susan Delacourt considers some of the scorn directed Ruby Dhalla’s way.

Ambition is a tolerable trait in male politicians, but it’s still true, by and large, that ambition is seen as a flaw for women. When Belinda Stronach defected from Conservatives to the then-ruling Liberals in 2005, for instance, Stephen Harper said it was “just ambition” that drove her away.