Monday, July 12, 2010

Status of Women Gets Another Winner as Rona Ambrose Flops Again

I had actually forgotten that Rona Ambrose was still in government. When the House isn't sitting you don't see her plonked behind Harper looking bored.

So when I heard that she put her foot in her mouth today, I remembered. Oh yeah. We pay her more than $200,000.00 a year to do what exactly?

Why doesn't Harper just cut to the chase and drop the ministry of the Status of Women. It's not like we have any status now. It's clearly a waste of money and obviously Ambrose's time, since she is not even trying.

The Conservative government dispatched one of its ministers Monday to the city where a 16-year-old girl was killed by her father and brother to condemn so-called honour killings, but it appears Rona Ambrose may have spoken out of turn. The event was a statement from the minister for status of women, containing no program or funding announcement, and the news to emerge was that Ambrose said Ottawa is "looking at" amending the Criminal Code to include so-called honour crimes.

She was asked if the government was considering such changes, and she replied that it was under consideration. "I'll say that it's something that we're looking at," she said. "Nothing more than that at this time." However, when contacted for more details about possible changes, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice said in fact, that is not the case.

Just go home Rona and stay there. They'll call you next time they need a "female" presence. Smile. Get your picture taken. Think you can handle it?


  1. Surely it's a ploy to appeal to immigrants
    and women in one fell swoop.
    It's called pandering in many places; I call it opportunism.

    The only way Harper's government can be meaningful during a summer recess is to have some "thing" to say every day and remain in front of the public's eyes. Yesterday, it was Rona's turn.

    If it's a matter for the Criminal Code, it should have been Nicholson to make the
    statement but since it involved women, it would make more sense to have a woman do the deed.
    I just wish someone had been able to ask questions about all the other women who have fewer rights now than before Harper's arrival on the Hill. No doubt the press was kept well away and not able to ask awkward questions; just like Cabinet, eh?