Sunday, February 18, 2007

It's February, so the Conservatives must care about women.

Um ... all right, then ...

OTTAWA -- Opposition MPs and environmentalists are baffled and outraged by warnings from a Conservatives MP that aggressive action to fight climate change and air pollution could lead to an increase in domestic violence and suicides.

Ok, then ... apparently, the Conservatives are terribly, terribly concerned about domestic violence. And when exactly did that happen?

Ottawa (24 Oct. 2006) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has joined with Canadians across the country in condemning the Harper Conservative government’s recent attack on the Status of Women Canada, an agency which promotes gender equality...

"I am writing to you on behalf of the 340,000 members of the National Union of Public and General Employees. We represent workers in the public and private sectors, a significant majority of whom are women. The National Union has worked tirelessly over the last 25 years to ensure equality for women both within our union and in Canada as a whole. We have worked closely with our allies in the women’s movement who have helped us research the situation of Canadian women in areas such as pay equity, domestic violence, child care and Aboriginal women’s issues."

Like I was saying back here, if you give the Right enough time, eventually they'll come around. After all, we progressives were against domestic violence before being against domestic violence was, like, cool, ya know?

We're such trendsetters that way.


Dave said...

Ahhh... yes. Jeff Watson.


What a prize.

Anonymous said...

maybe what he really meant to say was that a new conservative party of canada loss in the next election will lead to more sexual assaults against wives and children and that's why we should vote for stephen harper?

Anonymous said...

If we reduce our consumption of fossil fuels, then the wife beaters will have won...