Outdated Status of Women ministry should be eliminated

In all this faux-outrage over Minister of  State Rona Ambrose’s vote on the abortion related private members bill (see here) I’m left wondering why we still have a gender specific ministry.

Tell me how this Trudeau-era ministry is relevant in today’s Canada?

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8 Responses to “Outdated Status of Women ministry should be eliminated”

  1. LynnS Says:

    Because we still have a problem with equal rights for immigrant women and it’s a social issue that Canadians should take a stand on the world stage. Not that the clerics of the rabid feminist movement have noticed.

  2. Diane Suski Says:

    I will tell you why; until women are treated equally and fairly and women themselves are supportive of each other we need this gender specific ministry. There is a vile history of abuse of women and erosion of women rights in the world, eliminating this portfolio now would be catastrophic. You make a good point in that it may be out of date and out of touch….it should not be the gaming grounds for the Ultra Christian Right to Life vs the Pro Choice Movement. Surprisingly women need to be educated about their own rights, this Ministry should be advocating these rights.

    • LynnS Says:

      I support Rona Ambrose. It takes courage to act ethically and with a conscience knowing that there would be an attempt to vilify her for “not supporting women”. That’s baloney. It’s typical to frame this discussion as the ultra-religious right attacking the pro-choice left. I’m neither. I recognize that the fetus stops being a lump of cells and becomes an infant at a certain point of development as do most parents and rational, reasonable people. It’s insufferable that anyone would attempt to demonize anyone for thinking or saying so. I don’t support the women who are calling for Rona Ambrose’s head. It’s nothing more than a witch burning by a bunch of witches..

      • NO QUARTER Says:

        LynnS, you should know by now, any damned fool Liberal or Progressive or just plain left wing idiot will shriek and carry on about anything at all to demonize a Conservative, even if it means lying, hiding facts, or exercising hypocrisy. Anything is “fair” game to a “tolerant” Leftist in shouting down, silencing or censoring anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideology.

  3. Alain Says:

    I agree that there is no longer a need for this ministry and that it should be eliminated. Where I must disagree is the description of the bill as abortion related. I find it unfortunate to have allowed the Left to hijack the conversation, since the bill was to bring our understanding of human life to to date from four centuries ago based on medical science. That people prefer to ignore medical science and remain four centuries out of date is amazing. However people bought into the lie that it was a bill to outlaw abortion, including MPs and even our PM, and voted to veto a discussion.

  4. David Weum Says:

    WHEW! NO WE NO LONGER NEEDED. THAT EXPENSIVE MINISTRY DESIGNED TO DEFEND WOMEN’S RIGHT’S TO ABORTION ON DEMAND AND LITTLE ELSE OTHER THAN A LAST PLACE FOR FEMINIST LIBERAL PARTY HACKS HAVING A PLACE TO GO WHEN THEY START TO BECOME USELESS EVEN AMONG THE PRO-ABORTIONISTS. I CANNOT SEE THAT MONSTROUS MINISTRY. AND MS. AMBROSE OR SOMEONE SHOULD TELL US THE COSTS OF THIS MINISTRY. IT WILL ASTONISH MOST OF US, AND THE RECIPIENTS ARE ALWAYS THE SAME. GET RID OF IT. i CAN THINK OF ANOTHER 10 – 15 WE DON’T NEED IN THIS COUNTRY BUT I ESPECIALLY DISLIKED THAT MINISTRY. COULD SOMEONE TELL THE REST OF US HOW MUCH THE STATUS OF WOMEN MINISTRY TAXES US ANNUALLY?

  5. Leave Women Alone Says:

    No need for this Ministry ever and I am a Canadian woman – there never was a need. Everything they do can be done within another department, and we do not need a special, expensive Ministry devoted to feminism to which most of us never subscribed. That said, i support Minister Ambrose on her vote, even though I personally would have voted with the PM, as this bill would probably have invited many legal challenges. That said, a truly free debate is good, somewhere other than parliament for now.


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