On Wednesday I called out former NDP MLA David Schreck for his comments regarding premier Christy Clark’s choice of attire in the Legislature.
His comments reeked of sexism, and thus far he has refused to climb down from his puritan pedestal.
Luckily though, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix has made the right decision and asked Schreck to apologize.
B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix has reprimanded former MLA David Schreck for questioning if B.C. Premier Christy Clark was showing too much cleavage in question period on Wednesday.
on Thursday morning, NDP Leader Adrian Dix said he had phoned Schreck and asked him to apologize, after the story appeared in the local media.
"I’ll tell you this. Schreck’s comments were wrong. I completely disagree with him," said Dix.
Schreck acknowledged later that he had heard from the NDP leader but said he would not apologize.
The BC NDP has long maintained a policy of gender equality. The most controversial rule is that there must be an equal number of men and women represented on every constituency association, the party executive, and election candidate lists. It’s good to see Dix distance himself from this issue.
There are many reasons to criticize Christy Clark; how she dresses herself is not one of them.