WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is staying out of a debate over a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members.
Pallister says the matter involves a private organization and is not something into which he should inject himself.
The Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club allows women to enter as guests and to attend events, but restricts membership to men.
A Tory legislature member, Scott Johnston, held a fundraising event last November at the club.
The premier’s office says the event was open to men and women.
Doing research for upcoming speaking event. Can't find date Manitoba Club allowed women to join. Do you know of dates/other business clubs - Metro, WEA - etc began doing the same? AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE SQUASH CLUB.— Jodi Moskal (@MOSKALelectric) January 12, 2018
Jodi Moskal, who ran for Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives in a byelection last year, says it’s time for men-only clubs to open their doors to women.
Moskal is a former chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.