Posts tagged Canadian Politics
Posts tagged Canadian Politics
American women are offered 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which exempts companies with fewer than 50 paid employees, but in 2011, only 11 percent of private sector workers and 17 percent of public workers reported that they had access to paid maternity leave through their employer. And for first-time mothers, only about half can take paid leave when they give birth.
This is shameful - and Interesting given the amount of talk we hear about “family values.”
Grad students don’t get time off, either. I was told I couldn’t teach the semester I gave birth in the event that I had a Cesarean, because it would be too hard to get people to cover for me. I went back to class the day after I gave birth.
Please wake up.
I marched with tens of thousands of protesters yesterday in Montreal. In the second photo, I’m the one in the wearable tent. The People United, Will Never Be Defeated.
<3 Students of Quebec!
On June 4th, Canada’s major environmental organizations, together with leading charities, unions, bloggers, and others will darken their websites and join thousands of Canadians like you to Speak Out in defence of nature and democracy.
If you are interested in “blacking out” your website on June 4th, visit our instruction page to learn how.
Blacking out your site does not require you to shut it down for the day. You will have the option of inserting a splash page that will cover your homepage while maintaining the functionality of your site.
Budget Bill Top 10
Right now, Parliament is pushing through a bill to weaken many of the country’s most important environmental protection measures and silence the voices of all Canadians who seek to defend nature. Today it’s our voice; tomorrow it could be yours.
Here are the top five reasons to Speak Out:
it’s crazy around here in montreal…
call of duty much?
Solidarity and all that socialist jazz.
<3 students of Quebec
In an orgy of axe swinging and program bludgeoning last week, the federal government set their sights on taking a clean shot at the health and well-being of Canadian women. With all of the vitriol and paternalistic reining in recently, one can’t help but wonder if the government has lumped people with two X chromosomes in with the other “radical” enemies of the state, like Dr. David Suzuki or people who like whales. The latest casualties? 6 federally funded women’s health programs, which fall under the umbrella of the Women’s Health Contribution Program.
The following programs from Halifax to Vancouver will be forced to close their doors by March 31, 2013 or accept funding elsewhere:
- Le Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF)
- The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN)
- The Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (ACEWH)
- The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH)
- The Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
- The National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (NNEWH)
What does this mean? Limitation, cessation or compromise of access and research in the following areas of women’s health:
- women’s health implications of the federal government’s regulation of toxic chemicals (NNEWH);
- hyper-sexualization of girls (RQASF);
- inter-generational legacy of residential schools on Aboriginal women and their families (PWHCE);
- need for trauma-informed counselling for women with addictions (BCCEWH);
- working guide for conducting sex and gender-based analysis in health research (ACEWH);
- a critical analysis of funding for the HPV vaccine (CWHN).
Shame on the Feds, who have simply succeeded in creating further burden on our exhausted health care system, and once again shown that the status of women across the country is truly second class.
I voted for this guy!
the letter is already written, so all you have to do is click send.
Reblogging for all you Canadians out there.
HARPER GODDAMN IT
Signed, sealed delivered. Come on Canadians, lets wash this away. Reblog, click the link, send the letter. It’s easy! We’ve been hearing so much about SOPA, PIPA and ACTA recently, and we’ve been noisy as FUCK about those, even from north of the border. Let’s not let SOPA’s canadian cousin become law quietly and right under our noses.