Building a wedge

Already, there are splits in Iggy’s Liberal caucus.  Two Newfoundland and Labrador Members of Parliament are threatening to oppose the federal budget unless there are amendments.  This is a result of constituent action.

If women are a constituency, then it makes sense that Canadian women contact the Liberal critic responsible for the status of women, Anita Neville, because the budget fails women in a huge way:

– continues the attack on pay equity in the civil service

– provides no support to the working poor or those living in poverty

– does nothing to provide desperately-needed childcare supports

– provides stimulus to male-dominated areas of the economy, further ghettoizing the “pink ghetto

Mention any and all of these (& more) in your communications with the Liberal MP, Hon. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre):

Parliament Hill Office

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 992-9475
Fax: (613) 992-9586
Web Site:*
Preferred Language: English

Constituency Offices

Unit D – 729 Corydon Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M 0W4
Telephone: (204) 983-1355
Fax: (204) 984-3979

I mean, really, what century is this, anyway?

UPDATE:  As Beijing York suggests below, it wouldn’t hurt to also email the leaders of the opposition parties.  DuceppeLaytonIgnatieff.


Jobs in the 2009 Budget

“Job stimulus spending is concentrated in employment sectors heavily dominated by men.”

YWCA of Canada

(thx, A)

Environment in Budget 2009

“As for the environment, fuhgeddaboutit because they sure did.”

Antonia Zerbisias, 27 January 2009, The Toronto Star

2009 Budget & Women

“The budget also contains no mention of childcare spaces and maintains the attack on women’s ability to pursue pay equity complaints.”

New Democratic Party of Canada

On today’s tax cuts

“Those making more will get more”
Gilles Duceppe, 27 January 2009, CBC-TV

(Link: TBA)