Monday, October 1

"So We Don't Have A Voice Any More"

The Harper government is to women's groups what an abusive boyfriend, abusive husband is to an abused woman. A common definition of abuse is the intentional and systematic use of tactics to control women and her children. That's exactly what the Harper government has done, they've controlled us so we don't have a voice any more.

- Excerpt, interview with Elaine Stewart, Second Stage housing, Saint John on the national CBC radio program, The Current, referring to the Harper changes in funding rules so women's groups who do advocacy for equality are out; only groups, incl businesses and religious groups, who give direct services qualify. Click on Part 2 to listen to it :


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