Cornwall ON- How sexist is the Harper Government? I was watching Question Period on television on Sunday and the show had three MP’s on talking about funding cuts to women’s groups across Canada, and to minority interest groups including the Toronto Pride celebrations and that got me thinking to the Helena Guergis crisis.
Yes Ms Guergis is a nasty little cow; but would she have been treated in the manner that she has if she were a man? If it were a man’s wife that had Rahim’d all over the place would a male Minister be treated the same way that Ms Guergis has?
Not many people I’ve spoken with are of the opinion that the “spin” on all of this is out there and some consider it a whole lot of damage control. Today Ms Guergis gave an interview with of all media outlets, the CBC which we know isn’t Mr. Harper’s favorite. She spoke exclusively with Peter Mansbridge. We put in an interview request yesterday but received no reply.
The former minister for the status of women accuses the Conservative Party of treating her unfairly.
“I feel as though they’ve thrown the rule books out the window, that they’re not respecting due process at all. I find it very undemocratic.
“I’m hurt by the Prime Minister. I am hurt because I did consider him to be a friend as well, so I find that very hard to deal with.”
Hmm….let’s try and read between the lines on that one….either there’s a lot more out there that Mr. Harper isn’t revealing or he’s just a sleazy opportunistic thug who’d throw his mother under a bus for an extra poll point….
Though she met with the prime minister and his staff shortly after Jaffer’s arrest and agreed it wouldn’t become an issue for her political career, Guergis says it has been “pretty clear” to her the prime minister dislikes her husband. She says she wonders if that dislike contributed to her turfing.
“If people in your family make mistakes you don’t turn your back on them,” Guergis said, pausing to fight back tears. “You stick with them and you work through it and I am committed to my marriage.”
I would tend to agree with Ms Guergis on that last point. So to me either there’s more to this than’s out on the record or Mr. Harper eats his own.
What do you think Canada? You can post your comments below.
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