Status of Women Minister Bev Oda says the Conservative government has removed “equality” from the mandate of the status of women program because it wants to instil the belief in equality in every government department, agency and office.
That’s right we want to take away the concept of equality to ensure equality. Now if you aren’t understanding that logic you likely belong to one of those special interests groups.
A lot of issues are not women’s issues, they’re Canadian issues,” Oda said, explaining the government philosophy behind a series of moves that have provoked a week of Opposition criticism and protests by women’s groups.
“If you want to advocate for more opportunities for women to enter the workforce, you should be talking to the minister of human resources and social development,” Oda said. “If it’s aboriginal women, it’s the responsibility of the minister of aboriginal affairs.
“We believe as a government that every part of the federal government has to be founded in the belief of equality,” Oda said.
Not actual equality mind you, the belief of equality.
Now if you want to see a demonstration of such belief, look to the south where they have cured hunger! Though there are still some who are food insecure. But hey we all have insecurities!
Oda said the term feminist “doesn’t bother me. It’s not pro or con. All I know is that I stand for what’s right and what’s wrong
Exactly! She stands for the right and as usual they are wrong.
We can take heart though that the other members of the conservative cabinet are already brushing up on women’s issues.
Stockwell Day, Conservative MP for Okanagan Coquihalla, disagrees with that assertion and noted there will be no cuts to services. He added that he doesn’t know anything about the word equality being stripped.
“Status of Women was established in 1976, and there are going to be no cuts in service, the women’s program will continue to receive all of its funding,” Day said.