Women should play golf to climb corporate ladder: John Tory

Don Peat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:52 PM ET

TORONTO - John Tory isn't in the mayor's race but he's already under fire for comments about women in the workplace.

The radio talk show host, CivicAction chairman and former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader suggested Monday on Newstalk 1010 that women should learn how to play golf to climb the corporate ladder.

"I'll say to people right now, young women learn how to play golf," Tory said on the radio on Monday night. "You will find it is immensely advantageous to your career that you can go out and you know if you play a good game of golf as a woman, I believe it is hugely helpful."

Those comments came after Tory - a much-rumoured possible 2014 mayoralty candidate - waded into controversy when he talked about pay equity and women's negotiating strategies during an interview on CP24.


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