House of Commons
39th Parliament, 1st Session
The Standing Committee on the Status of Women has the honour to present its
Cuts to Status of Women Canada
Whereas the recent $5 million in cuts to the operating budget of the Status of Women Canada places in jeopardy the valuable work done in this department to promote the equality women and;
Whereas these cuts will make it harder for women across the country to participate in the economic, social, cultural and political aspects of society and;
Whereas the draconian changes to the Terms and Conditions to the Women’s Program under Status of Women undermines the very basis of our democracy — the ability to advocate on behalf of vulnerable groups and;
Whereas removing “equality” as one of the goals of the program sends a chilling message to the dedicated equality-seeking organizations throughout the country;
That the government reverse the $5 million in cuts to the operating budget of Status of Women Canada and re-instate the original Terms and Conditions of the Women’s Program.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (Meetings Nos. 19, 20, 21, and 22) is tabled.
JUDY SGRO, M.P.