Friday, August 25, 2006

Big Dustup Forming over S.O.W

Plenty of links to this story through SDA.....

It seems that an effort by REAL Women of Canada to point out the inherent redundancy and self serving policys of the Status Of Women Canada is generating lots of attention!
Kicked off in July by REAL with a letter to the PM and others and kicked into high gear this month by bloggers such as Suzanne - (Big Blue Wave)......there has been a rush to engage the issue by an increasing number of folks from right and left!

No secret that my own sense of right and wrong makes the existence of an entity like SOW an athema to every concept of justice and fairness. Basically a Liberal creation to suck up to Feminist and politically correct social activist groups that has run amok without limits or supervision on its activities.

Most of the conservative bloggers are taking on the logic of the existence of the organization.
And some are questioning the ethics and policies of SOW.
MSM and certain womens issues types are getting upset and making really stupid retorts.

Politics aside..........I've been trying to make sense of the financial issues involved!
I'm having a hard time getting the figures presented to make any sense at all and I would dearly love to get the information correct.

Here's what I have so far:
Apparently the budget for Sow = 23 million / year (?)
Money spent on Funding = Approx 10 million for 04-05 (?)

Other activities apparently include:
- Reviewing Poposed Legislation to ensure that it fits their politically correct agenda
- Promoting "Progressive" social causes
- Undertaking media campaigns against Conservative initiatives
- Producing "Publications" that are basically repackaged research from other sources that is formatted to support SOW policy

Also their website is woefully in need of'd think that with an annual budget of 23 million they could manage to keep their public information portal current.

CAN anyone offer any substantive information on what they are doing with their budget?
I've tried REAL who have a report via AIA but their published info seems to be selective.
Is there a simple way to get the annual financial stements?

I smell a rats nest and thats not just because my political sensibilities are offended by the existence of this body.



Blogger Mac said...

What exactly is the Status of Women now?

Is it a committee? Is it a focus group? It used to be a ministry, didn't it?

Knowing how Liberals operate budgets, I would be very surprised if $23 million represented the entire budget of S of W.

I find it amusing but not much surprising to see how our 'friends' on the left make the leap of 'logic' from someone criticizing the S of W to making it into a vast right-wing conspiracy. Pathetic.

8/26/2006 1:36 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Don't Poke Pins in the PC crowd's Sins ( A rhyme by OMMAG )

Seems like SOW
Is a Sacred COW

A holy of holies
To the PC crowd

I must admit
To see this SNIT

Has got me grinning
Just a little BIT!

8/28/2006 3:01 p.m.  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

Very good questions about how the money is spent. I wonder who audits their books.

8/28/2006 6:59 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Treasury Dept. I'd guess....
Auditor General after that.

8/31/2006 11:30 p.m.  
Blogger SUZANNE said...

I have a new anti-SOW blogroll. Read all about it here:

9/01/2006 10:34 p.m.  

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