Wednesday, May 2

Quebec women outraged over ADQ comments

Mario Dumont is refusing to sanction ADQ vice-president Jean-François Plante for condemning pay equity and questioning the commemoration of the women killed at Montreal's École Polytechnique in 1989.

Mr. Plante said such a commemoration encouraged discrimination against men, and he continued to defend his views as within the values of the Action Démocratique du Quebec.

Four of the eight women recently sworn-in as Liberal cabinet ministers urged Mr. Dumont on Wednesday to expel Mr. Plante, who had also called into question statistics regarding violence against women.

1 comment:

janfromthebruce said...

It makes them feel uncomfortable that women were killed for being, well, female.

Of course, pay-equity is about doing work of equal value. Value is the operative word here, and what one values.