Some people think a political party should base its program on "common sense". Really? Even after reading this statement of a judge in an equal pay case in Ontario, in 1968:
‘He being a married man with a family to maintain and support was paid at a rate somewhat higher than [the plaintiff] who was single and has no family obligations whatsoever (635) . . . [The plaintiff] was fully aware of the salary she had agreed on (640) . . . She is not being discriminated against by the fact that she receives a different wage, different from male constables, for that fact of difference is in accord with every rule of economics, civilisation, family life and common sense . . . this female member of the force is undermining the moral of the force. She is a menace to its esprit de corps’ (641).