What a bloody shame! Iggy is about to vote against a Bloc québécois amendment designed to protect pay equity from the Harper govt.
Summary of the Flaherty Budget's attack on pay equity:
"The budget retains one of the two most controversial proposals from the government's failed economic update: an all out attack on pay equity. The fall update abolished the right to appeal pay equity cases to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and put pay equity on the table as a bargaining chip in employer-union negotiations. Human rights are not frivolities to be enjoyed only in good times. They are inherent, universal, and immutable rights naturally endowed to all human beings." Source
Meanwhile, down South,
Obama vindicates Lilly Ledbetter by signing equal pay bill:
"Equal pay is by no means just a women's issue, it's a family issue," Obama said. "And in this economy, when so many folks are already working harder for less and struggling to get by, the last thing they can afford is losing part of each month's paycheck to simple and plain discrimination."