Thursday, March 1

Women’s equality still worth fighting for: NDP

OTTAWA – Coffee, muffins and a rousing call to continue the fight for women’s equality were on the menu at a breakfast hosted by the NDP’s women’s caucus to kick off International Women’s Week. In the wake of recent cuts by the Conservative government to Status of Women Canada this call struck a cord with the women in attendance.

“The minister responsible for the Status of Women thinks she can fool ordinary women into believing that we have achieved equality. Ask the women who are making 71% of what their male colleagues make, who are victims of domestic abuse, or who still bear the lion’s share of the burden of care for children and other dependent relatives – this is not equality. Women deserve better,” said Irene Mathyssen, the NDP’s Status of Women critic, to a room full of women’s rights activists and community members.


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