As we near the end of Women’s History Month it is time to pause and reflect on the way our ignoble PM celebrated with us.
The Harper government yesterday introduced legislation requiring all voters – including veiled Muslim women – to show their faces before being allowed to cast ballots in federal elections.
A Creative Revolution informs us of his support for women in the north
The Status of Women cuts that the UnReal women of Canada so lauded and cheered about like a bunch of mindless maroons, the ones that killed NAWL funding, have had an even harsher effect in the real great white north.
Women in the Yukon are 2.9 times more likely to experience sexual abuse, or be killed by a spouse than women in other parts of Canada. The Organizations that seek to help them are being forced to scramble for alternate funds through bake sales and garage sales.
Mere days before WHM we saw the passing of National Association of Women and the Law
Close Harper friend and advisor Tom Flanagan speaks;
Flanagan calls funding cuts to Status of Women Canada and the elimination of the Court Challenges Program a “nice step,” asserting without equivocation that Conservatives will “defund” all equality-seeking groups – with feminists at the top of the list. He goes further, clarifying that Conservatives also plan to choke-off these groups’ supposedly privileged access to government by, for example, denying “meetings with ministers.” But for strategic reasons, Flanagan notes, this will all happen incrementally. To avoid the perception of mean-spirited retribution, he says, “incrementalism is the way to go.”
Avoid the perception yet not the reality.
And the PM Statement section? Still reads, “forthcoming”.
Of course Harper is proving that actions do speak louder than words.
That’s ok Stevie we’re not waiting for your call…we’re just not that into you.