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Canadian Press: The Women Are Angry

Sunday, December 03, 2006
Clearly, I'm not the only one who's disturbed by the cuts to Status of Women Canada, particularly now that the implications of those cuts are finally being revealed.

Canadian Press has a news story on the wire today about a grassroots organization called The Women are Angry which was formed by a group of Halifax women. The article also mentions StatusReport.ca -- an online clearinghouse of information relating to the funding cuts at Status of Women Canada.

Those who support the cuts can't be happy about all these voices rising up in protest. That may explain why John felt the need to respond so heatedly when I blogged about Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro's refusal to carry a petition protesting the cuts and calling for the resignation of Status of Women Canada Minister Bev Oda to Ottawa.

Update and more background 12/04: Newly elected Liberal leader Stephane Dion speaks out strongly against the federal government's Status of Women Canada funding cuts: "When the government is posting multi-million dollar budget surplus, thanks to the previous Liberal government, why has the prime minister closed 12 of the 16 Status of Women offices across Canada, if it is not to cripple those who challenge his neo-conservative ideology?"; Judy Sgro's motion to have the $5 million in funding cuts rescinded; Potential Impact of Recent Funding and Program Changes at Status of Women Canada: Briefs Being Accepted.

| posted by Ann D @ 8:16 PM