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House of Commons
Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0A6

39th Parliament, 1st Session

The Standing Committee on the Status of Women has the honour to present its

TENTH REPORT

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;

Recommendation:

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.


Respectfully submitted,


JUDY SGRO, M.P.
Chair