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posted on November 16, 2009

Mayor's office should butt out of ice-time debate

Brouhaha over access by girls hocket teams to city-owned arenas isn't about gender discrimination, but an exercise by those with connections

By: Christie Blatchford
Published: Nov. 16, 2009
Source: The Globe and Mail

Despite the headlines and mayoral hysteria of last week, what this isn't is Title IX, Canadian edition.

The current brouhaha over access by the Leaside Toronto Girls Hockey Association to ice time at city-owned arenas is not a story of gender inequity or discrimination, as was the famous law in the United States, which in 1972 opened the doors to equal treatment for girls and women attending federally funded schools.


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