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Manitoba premier not stepping into men-only club debate

The Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club allows women to enter as guests
and to attend events, but restricts membership to men.
The Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club allows women to enter as guests and to attend events, but restricts membership to men. Global News

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.

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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.

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.

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Moskal is a former chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.