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Women's Election issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« on: September 14, 2008, 05:09:10 PM »
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates'
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 04:00:03 PM »
(I changed the title of this thread.)

This is disgusting.

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HALIFAX — Former Conservative candidate Rosamond Luke has been suspended without pay over “accounting irregularities” at the federally-funded Halifax-area social services group she founded, say the group's board members.

The board says thousands of dollars in federal grant money is unaccounted for and Ms. Luke has not properly explained where it went. As a result, the women's organization is shutting its doors.

Just two weeks ago, Ms. Luke was forced to step down as a Conservative candidate over revelations she had a criminal record for uttering threats.

Now, both the Liberals and NDP are calling on Auditor-General Sheila Fraser to investigate.

“It stinks,” said NDP MP Peter Stoffer, who was the first to send Ms. Fraser a letter this week. “Something's rotten in the state of Halifax.”

Ms. Luke was the executive director of an organization called All Women's Empowerment and Development Association, which received a $142,700 federal grant in March. The grant says the money was meant to fund a 12-month pilot project to integrate low-income immigrant women into Nova Scotia's small business community.

So, she's no longer a candidate, but isn't it a perfect example of Cons and women?

Peter Stoffer has redeemed himself (a little) over the C-484 vote.

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 04:08:48 PM »
The Star:

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OTTAWA–The Conservative government is eroding women's reproductive health and right to abortion "by stealth," a group of advocates representing labour and women's rights charged this morning.

"There is a clear anti-abortion hidden agenda at work that puts women's health at risk," said Carolyn Egan, of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.

At a news conference, the groups representing the Canadian Labour Congress, the Quebec Federation for Family Planning, and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, called on all individual candidates and party leaders to clearly state their views, and their political intentions, challenging them to oppose any moves to extend "personhood" or legal rights to fetuses.

They did not limit their criticism to the Conservatives, but reserved especially harsh comments for the government after its announcement, in August, that it would bring forward a bill this fall to allow harsher penalties for offenders who cause injury or death to a fetus during an assault on a pregnant woman.

They also pointed to the Conservative government's failure to force New Brunswick to publicly pay for abortion procedures in a Fredericton clinic. The previous Liberal government also refused to sanction the N.B. government under the Canada Health Act.

In addition, the women cited two other private member's bills to ban abortion after 20 weeks, and to absolve "pro-life" health practitioners who refuse to refer women to legal abortion procedures, which Egan said is a "serious violation of medical ethics" that puts women's health at risk.

"We represent the pro-choice majority in this country that fought and won women's right to abortion and we will not stand idly by while these rights are eroded," said Egan.



Read some of the comments. The Star is scare-mongering. :roll:

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 07:13:40 PM »
It would be interesting to find out whether Rosamond Luke has any connections to R.E.A.L. women, and if so, whether the 'All Women's Empowerment and Development Association' received funding from Status of Women Canada under the new regulations.  

Just saying.  :annoyed:

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 07:20:37 PM »
Quote from: fern hill
Read some of the comments. The Star is scare-mongering. :roll:


My personal favourite:

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I wish along with Agree, Disagree and Offensive The Star would put another button called MORON. As that is about the only word that can describe these anti-abortion crazies.

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 08:10:06 PM »
perfect!
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 08:18:41 PM »
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It would be interesting to find out whether Rosamond Luke has any connections to R.E.A.L. women, and if so, whether the 'All Women's Empowerment and Development Association' received funding from Status of Women Canada under the new regulations.  

Just saying.  :annoyed:

I heard from one Halifax reader who suggested she did have ties to R.E.A.L. but I haven't yet been able to prove it.
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 09:33:59 PM »
For all the whining R.E.A.L. women did about NAC and NAWL, you'd think that their own membership rolls would be open books but I doubt that would be the case or that they even keep track of the handful of women and men who, it is claimed, are legion, simply LEGION!

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 09:45:33 PM »
The day R.E.A.L. comes clean about its membership will also, I expect, be the day the National Citizens' Coalition (so-called) comes clean about its membership.

Which will furthermore be the day Satan starts skating to work in the morning.

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 10:18:48 PM »
Here's a clue.

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Who are the real 'ideologues'?

Barbara Kay, National Post

Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It was just the teeniest bit naughty of the Post last Saturday to accompany a story about the 25th anniversary of REAL Women of Canada ("Muffins and family values") with a picture of a 1950-era homemaker in an apron, smiling seraphically at her kitchen appliances. One might almost form the impression that the Post's editors consider the conservative group to be out of touch with women's issues.

As it happens, I was one of the speakers at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa for the conference that marked the occasion. Indeed, I was the one whose subject, mentioned in the article, was "the effect of feminism on Canadian society."

The stereotypical image of a woman frozen in time is misleading. It plays into the received feminism-inspired wisdom that a traditionally womanly woman -- think Sarah Palin or REAL Women founder Gwen Landolt, both of whom have five children and very little time for doctrinaire feminism -- is "inauthentic" and even something of a joke.

Why should we care any more what superannuated revolutionaries think? Feminist doyenne Gloria Steinem dismisses Palin as inauthentic in the same way the Soviets called anti-communists mentally ill. But Gloria Steinem is two years older than John McCain, and she is the one frozen in revolutionary amber. Where's her young and dazzling "vice-president" and successor?

What has always been so irritating about feminists -- we saw it on full display with Palin, and it was the reason Landolt felt called to action in the first place -- is their assumption that there is only one correct way to think about women, and that all other women are blinded by the Marxiststyle "false consciousness" they have inherited from the patriarchy.

Canada's Judy Rebick, who's made a name for herself leading women's organizations on the public dime (unlike REAL Women, which thrives without government support through dues from its 55,000 members), has been disdainful of REAL Women from the beginning. "They represent a certain current in Canadian society that is the religious right -- who have opposed a changing role for women from day one," she told the Post. "They'll never change, they don't change. They're ideologues."

That's pretty rich coming from the spokesman for an ossified ideology. (Sue me, Judy: When they start calling manhole covers "personhole covers" because of all the women trying to break through that dirt floor to be "equal" with men in the sewers, I'll say "spokesperson.")

REAL Women are not women who don't personally grow and change to engage in today's world. And you don't have to be a member of the religious right -- I am certainly not that -- to believe the timeless family -- father, mother, children -- remains the cornerstone of a healthy society, and that the deliberate subversion of traditional family structures, the cornerstone of the feminist ideology, is the source of many of our current social ills.

Gwen Landolt, the most visible public face of REAL Women, personifies the group's viewpoint. A lawyer, Landolt started REAL Women because radical feminists had been so successful in capturing the culture by means of "the long march through the institutions," that they had crowded out the concerns and opinions of, well, real women like herself -- in the media, government and courts.

Until REAL Women began, no one in Canada questioned the feminist claim that all women shared a commonality of experience, even though it should have been obvious that feminist activists were mainly speaking for an elite, urban, liberal enclave of women from the same socio-economic background as themselves.

From day one of its existence, feminists portrayed REAL Women as Stepford wives, intellectual hicks in thrall to the patriarchy. Yet, in the course of its work, REAL Women carried out groundbreaking research that, amongst other successes here and internationally, led to the happy demise of the federal government's odiously discriminatory Court Challenges Program in 2006.

When Landolt attended a Law Reform Commission in 1989 (the one and only time she was ever invited), a feminist said to her, "I'm wondering what went wrong with you when you were growing up that you have rejected feminism."

REAL Women wonder what went wrong with feminists when they were growing up that they never grew up.

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 11:41:30 PM »
Goodness gracious.  Did Barbara Kay just out herself as a R.E.A.L. woman?  Or was that always publicly known?

And that last sentence of her diatribe?  

Splat.  (The opposite of snap!)

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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2008, 12:05:05 AM »
Conference Schedule

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Canadian Room
September 20, 2008
8.30 – 9.15 am.    Registration
9.15 – 9.30 am.    Welcome
Laurie Geschke
National President, REAL Women of Canada
9.30 – 10:15 am.    Mr. Lawrence D. Jacobs
Vice President, World Congress of Families
The History of the World Congress of Families, Q & A
10:15 – 11:00 am.    Dr. Janice Crouse
Senior Fellow, Concerned Women for America
Children’s Rights, Q & A
11:00 – 11:15 am.    Refreshment Break
11:15 – 12:00 pm.    Mr. Don Feder
Director of Communications, World Congress of Families
The Demographic Winter, Q & A
12:00 – 1:30 pm.    Luncheon in the Laurier Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1:30 – 2:15 pm.    Dr. Colin Mangham
Health Specialist
Harm Reduction and the Hijacking of Drug Policy, Q & A
2:15 – 3:00 pm.    Barbara Kay
Columnist
The Effect of Feminism on Canadian Society, Q & A

3:00 – 3:30 pm.    Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:15 pm.
   Dr. Michael Wagner
Researcher and Writer
The Social Conservative Movement in Canada / Christian Right - “Standing on Guard for Thee”, Q & A
4:15 – 5:00 pm.    C. Gwendolyn Landolt
Lawyer, National Vice President, REAL Women of Canada
REAL Women’s Past, Present and Future



Senator Anne Cools is hosting a reception in the Parliament Buildings,
to which REAL Women of Canada conference participants
are all invited, from 6:30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.,
immediately following our conference.

 
Meet our Speakers


Lawrence D. Jacobs

Larry Jacobs has two Masters degrees from Yale University in Economics and Natural Resources Policy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Allegheny College.  He is currently Vice President of the Howard Center in Rockford, Illinois for Family Religion and Society which operates the World Congress of Families (an organization which represents NGOs from over 65 countries).  He was named as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2003.  Larry has had many publications dealing with family and scientific matters.  Larry will speak about the history of the World Congress of Families and its many successes.

Don Feder

Don Feder was a Boston Herald Editorial writer and syndicated columnist for 19 years.  His writings have appeared in some of the most respected newspapers and journals in the US, such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, National Review.  He has appeared on major network and syndicated radio and television shows.  He is a lawyer and is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Massachussetts.  Mr. Feder is the Director of Communications for the World Congress of Families.

Dr. Janice Crouse

Dr. Janice Crouse is a Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America.  She is a recognized authority on sex trafficking and United Nations, as well as national and international, cultural, children’s and women’s concerns.  She served as a Presidential speech writer during the first Bush administration, authoring major presidential policy addresses.  Currently, she is a columnist for United Press International.   She is frequently a guest lecturer on university campuses – including, most recently, Princeton and Harvard.

Barbara Kay

Barbara Kay has a degree in English Literature from McGill University.  She taught English Literature and Composition, both at Concordia University in Montreal and in the Quebec CEGEP system (community college).  She was a frequent contributor and sat on the board of Cite Libre. Since 2003, Barbara has been a regular columnist for the Comments section of the National Post, where she writes on cultural, political and lifestyle topics.  In her articles, Barbara has been unafraid to confront the politically correct.


Dr. Michael Wagner

Dr. Wagner received his Ph.D in political science from the University of Alberta.  He was a lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Alberta and at the University of Calgary.  He has written an article on charter schools, published in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research.   He is the author of the book, “Standing on Guard for Thee,” which chronicles the history of social conservatives and the Christian right in Canada.  Dr. Wagner and his wife home school their nine children.

Dr. Colin Mangham

Dr. Mangham has a Ph.D from The University of Oregon in Community Health and a B.Ed. MA from UBC in science/health education.  Dr. Mangham has thirty years experience in substance abuse prevention in Canada. He has worked in addiction programs, healthy family and youth development, and community health promotion since 1979.  Dr. Mangham worked for four years as a full-time faculty member in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University in Halifax and instructed at the University of BC and Simon Fraser University. Dr. Mangham has written extensively on drug addiction.

C. Gwendolyn Landolt

C. Gwendolyn Landolt graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada and was called to the British Columbia Bar.  She has had an extensive legal career in private practice, as a Crown prosecutor and as a lawyer with the federal government, where she specialized in immigration and aboriginal affairs.  Gwen has written extensively on constitutional issues, in particular the Canadian Charter of Rights, and has participated in many cases before the Supreme Court of Canada on pro-life and pro-family issues.  Gwen is one of the founders, and is currently National Vice President, of REAL Women of Canada.
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2008, 05:45:39 AM »
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think Sarah Palin or REAL Women founder Gwen Landolt, both of whom have five children and very little time for doctrinaire feminism

Really huh, underachievers I guess. I've had 6 kids, been married to the same person for 23 years and I've never found feminism to be a strain.
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2008, 05:53:55 AM »
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Re: Women's issues (formerly 'anti-choice candidates')
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2008, 07:17:05 AM »
My, Kay is a clunky writer. Amiel is a master stylist in comparison.
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