Score one for Belinda

I can't say that I'm a big fan of Belinda Stronach, but I found myself appreciating her recent zinger at the Conservatives.

Referring to the recent cuts to the Status of Women Canada, etc., apparently Belinda asked during Question Period: "Why does the government insist on turning its back on women's rights and the groups who advocate on their behalf?"

Conservative MP Lynne Yelich responded:

"I would like to remind the member that it was a Conservative government that gave women the right to vote in 1917, a former Conservative government. The first female cabinet minister was in the Diefenbaker cabinet. The first female premier in British Columbia was from a Conservative government."

Belinda responded:

"Mr. Speaker, may I also remind the House that they also took the word “progressive” out of the name of the party."

Thanks to Liberal Catnip for the chuckle!


  1. Speaking of Status of Women, could I "tag" you to do a "5 Things Feminism Has Done for Me" list in support of reinstating funding to SWC as well as the wording of its original mandate?

    (No pressure... just asking)

  2. Sure, I'll work on it over the weekend. Is there a list somewhere of all the people participating?

  3. Nevermind, I just saw the list on the Progressive Bloggers site. :)

  4. Comment moderation, eh? Blogger users only, eh? Double Ouch.

    What would one expect from a political party that was ammalgamated between the right and the far right? Free abortions and gay pride parades?

    Oh, and uh, feel free to peruse my thoughts on your moderation here:

  5. LOL! Thanks for catching that...I needed a good laugh.

  6. As a woman I can list 5 things feminism screwed up for me.Their so called "movement is about 30 years behind the times. Now the "feminists are acting like radicals who make it look bad for the rest of us who are EQUAL in this country. IN fact, in some cases it is now MEN who are being discriminated against. Give it a rest.

  7. adrian - lol, if you were being hounded by pageant moms, you'd turn comment moderation on for a bit too!