This weekend marked the five-year anniversary of the ascent to power of Canada's exceptionally charismatic (cough*cough) and calculating Conservative PM Stephen Harper. It's surprising that Stephen Harper has lasted so long in a minority government, but for a minority PM, he sure has accomplished a lot -- if by accomplishments, one is referring to the insidious erosion of women's rights that has occurred in the last five years. Let's take a look back at what Harper has done to increase gender inequality, shall we?
Scrap universal daycare
So here were are, in the midst of a continuing national conversation about sexual harassment, domestic violence, and consent.
Some of the most shocking revelations about the Ghomeshi case include the admission made by several CBC employees, that the toxic work environment at Q made it possible for Ghomeshi to act with impunity. Some of Ghomeshi’s co-workers at Q have even claimed that they knew about what was happening but felt powerless to stop it.
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9:30 am - Registration and coffee
10:00am - Greeting Carrie Lester ( invited)
Welcome comments – Ontario and National Co-chairs
10:15 am – Interactive Workshop
10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”
10:45 am – debrief film
11:00 am – Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace
11:30 am – brief Q & A
11:45 am – breakout groups
12:30 pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering