Sunday, February 6, 2011

Diane Finley and the Corporate Welfare State

This week, Corporate Party of Canada's Diane Finley, attacked the Liberals for wanting a childcare plan.
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has accused the Liberals of wanting to revive a national child-care program so that parents don’t have to raise their own children. “It’s the Liberals who wanted to ensure that parents are forced to have other people raise their children. We do not believe in that,” Finley said in the Commons Thursday, the same day that Liberals were promising to revive the national program scrapped by the Conservatives five years ago this week.

Liberals are calling Finley’s remark an insult to working Canadian mothers and fathers and a clear declaration of bias in favour of stay-at-home parents — a rarity in Canada, where most mothers with children work.
I agree. Cancelling just one of the following: corporate tax breaks, the F-35s, or the prison expansion when our crime rate is the lowest in history, would more than cover it.

And they claim to be the "family values" party. UNICEF now ranks Canada dead last in quality of childcare. And maybe if this government had done more to protect good union jobs, parents wouldn't be forced to work two jobs to just make ends meet.

I'm making a little movie 'Canada's Corporate Welfare State', and I gave Diane a section.

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