Will David Miller kick boys off the skating rinks???
Political correctness trumps everything....
Mayor David Miller on Wednesday waded into a skirmish over gender equality at city hockey rinks, but may soon find himself at the centre of an all-out brawl over how to accommodate the evolution of Canada’s national game into a sport enjoyed by both sexes.
In a bid to stand up for the growing legion of girls vying to play hockey on city-owned ice pads, Mr. Miller said on CBC Radio that men and some boys teams might have to give up some coveted rink time.
But the Mayor’s assertion that players in recreational girls leagues are a priority for the city above competitive boys in the Greater Toronto Hockey League -- a youth organization that has developed such talent as Eric Lindros and Jason Spezza -- had its president vowing a fight last night.
“They’re going to kick little boys out, too. I think that’s unconscionable,” said John Gardner, president of the GTHL, with 40,000 recreational and competitive players between the ages of 5 and 19 in the Greater Toronto Area.
“I don’t want to declare open warfare on anybody at this stage of the game, but if they start kicking little boys out of arenas so they can’t play hockey, then I am definitely going to be a problem for the people behind these decisions.”