A double whammy

Setting aside Sheila Copps’ rather interesting interpretation of sexism, NDP MP Niki Ashton talks about not being an old white dude on Parliament Hill.

“From time to time it still happens where people want to see my pass because they assume that I’m a staff person,” Ms. Ashton (Churchill, Man.) told The Hill Times last week. “For the most part it’s funny and we have an interesting exchange over it, but I think it also speaks to just how a lot of us are not used to the fact that Parliament should be a diverse place and that’s problematic.”