Tag: Women

Senator Marty Deacon confident new hockey league for women will happen

VANCOUVER—Senator Marty Deacon is confident that a viable alternative to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League will emerge and credits the striking female hockey players, who recently formed a union, for their advocacy. An advocate for amateur sports, former Olympic coach and the director of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Deacon is deeply concerned about the fact…

Record Oscars year for women, but is it progress?

LOS ANGELES—At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year. The statement seemed to take everyone a moment to process, or calculate, but soon Lady Gaga, Amy Adams,…