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The prime min­is­ter must be quite pleased with a re­cent Saudi Ara­bia re­form that ad­vances his fem­i­nist agenda on the world stage. While ini­tially meet­ing with much re­sis­tance in his at­tempt to in­ject gen­der is­sues into Canada’s in­ter­na­tional trade ne­go­ti­a­tions, it now ap­pears he’s mak­ing some progress. While other na­tions (China, In­dia, U.S.A.) have not taken Canada se­ri­ously, the Saudis have re­lented and now re­quire that Saudi women be in­formed by text mes­sage if their hus­band di­vorces them.

Not sure if it works both ways, but, hey, it’s a start! AL WIL­LEY ED­MON­TON

(Yeah, progress, all right. The women even get a web­site where they can in­quire about their mar­i­tal sta­tus. Good grief, Char­lie Brown.)

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