Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ka-BLOG Day 5: Harper shuts 12/16 Status of Women Canada offices

And here it comes: Tories close most Status of Women offices
The Conservative government has stunned women's advocates with a decision to close three-quarters of the regional offices of Status of Women Canada.
Cabinet minister Bev Oda says 12 of the 16 offices will be shut by April 1.
Bev Oda: What have you got to say for your sorry self?!
Oda says the regional offices do little to serve women directly and money can be better spent by streamlining services.
Minna (Liberal) & Mathyssen (NDP) react:
Liberal MP Maria Minna calls the move "reprehensible." She says women still have a long way to go to reach equality with men and the government should be doing more, not less.
New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen says the decision shows the Tories have no commitment to promoting women's equality.
My first reaction? "Unbelievable." Reality: this was utterly predictable. Remember to check-in with Statusreport.ca: Pam and Audra launched this site after the cuts were first announced. Statusreport.ca is dedicated to preserving Status of Women Canada--against all odds, it would seem. Go now!

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4 Comments:

Blogger skdadl said...

Hell. What else can I say? Hell, and goddammit.

April 1st, though. Interesting date. We can work with that, yes? Maybe?

We already knew they were fools, after all.

11/29/2006 8:43 PM  
Blogger Godammitkitty said...

"Hell" is right. So upsetting. And so completely overshadowed by the pomperie of the "L" convention etc. The closing of SWC offices was a distant 2nd story on the National tonight.

"Hell" is other people's ideologies, eh?

GDK
PS: Welcome, Skdadl!!! Love your posts at B&R and Pogge.

11/30/2006 12:36 AM  
Blogger SkylarKD said...

A cruel joke on the fools who voted for them, perhaps?

11/30/2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger Godammitkitty said...

Welcome Skylarkd!

Yes, April 1 is rather a propos. I get sick to my stomach thinking of how much more damage they can do to us all by Spring :(

12/01/2006 12:03 AM  

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