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No to funding cuts! Yes to the Coalition for Pay Equity!

2010-04-23

No to funding cuts!
Yes to the Coalition for Pay Equity!
 
Today, April 23, the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity organized a rally against the government’s funding cuts. 
 
Approximately 75 people met in front of the Moncton City Hall, in order to protest against funding cuts which threaten the survival of the Coalition for Pay Equity and to ask for funding to be restored.
 
“The Coalition for Pay Equity lost its funding even though one of its projects was considered one of the ten best projects in the country by Status of Women Canada. The problem is that the Harper government does not support pay equity,” stated Huberte Gautreau, a long-time militant.
 
Huberte quoted Stephen Harper who had said during the 2006 election campaign: “I'm ready to support women's human rights and I agree that Canada has more to do to meet its international obligations to women's equality. If elected, I will take concrete and immediate measures, as recommended by the United Nations, to ensure that Canada fully upholds its commitments to women in Canada."  
 
“Let’s demand that he respects his commitment by re-establishing funding to Status of Women Canada and giving back women’s voice and that he respects the values that make our country one of the best of the world” said Huberte Gautreau.
 
The Coalition for Pay Equity was founded in 1998 and has over 700 individual members and 81 member organizations.
 
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PHOTO: Huberte Gautreau talking to the crowd.

 

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