Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Jenny Gems

I am currently working on a follow-up to the CTV-YWCA reporting fiasco. Meanwhile, I finally got around to going over something I had taped from A.M. radio a few weeks ago.

Shortly after the YWCA report was released in March, our local talkshow station (570 News) invited study director Jenny Robinson to discuss the findings. I managed to tape some of the interview, and have spent considerable time transcribing some of the pithier edifications.

Please note that I have tried to be as accurate as possible, but since I did it totally by reviewing and writing the statements by hand, there may be tiny inaccuracies, but it is as close as humanly possible. Now does MSM give THAT kind of disclaimer before any news or editorial article?

Gems from Jenny:

-On Minister Diane Finley declining to attend the Toronto conference:

"...we're more than willing to have a dialogue, you know, because we really think that political posturing is one thing and partisan politics is another; but childcare really needs to sit outside of that realm and that we really need to consider what's good for our families and children across the country..."

Sure, Jenny, and there certainly weren't any partisan politics involved in your report or news release, right?

On the need for an 'equality-based' society:

"...and we still (women), you know, generally are the caregivers in our families and that is a position that we hold, and now we're also expected to be in the workforce in large numbers, um, to support the tax system we have, so there's a double whammy..."

Wow, is that why women go to work? To support the tax system? I thought it was to feed and clothe their families!! And btw, if we didn't have such a money-sucking, bureaucracy-heavy, socialist system in the first place, our taxes wouldn't be so high and more women could afford to stay home with their kids!!!

That's just about all I can stomach right now, folks.

-More to follow.


vicki said...

joanne..check out CTV news web page...they still refer to the Y thing as a 'study' with some authority.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, Viki. Are you referring to the link off to the side of the page? That is the original one I was complaining about. I can't believe they're still referencing that. It should be removed or updated with the truth.

Check out Platty's site for some investigative reporting that he's done.

Guelph First said...

Did you try to get a hard copy from 570? Might make some things easier on you...At the least they should be able to get you a full recording.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

G.F., you would think that would be the logical thing to do, but I've been down this road before. They won't give you a transcript for any reason. I caught a local M.P. in a bare-faced lie once, and wanted a copy of the tape, but the station wouldn't cooperate. It's hard to be a warrior for democracy in this society.

Brian said...

we're also expected to be in the workforce in large numbers, um, to support the tax system we have,

An astounding statement! Right up there with Jack Layton saying "Canadian's work hard to pay there taxes" during the leaders debate last January.

Not that I disagree with them, that is exactly what is happening and it is exactly what people like this want to happen, I'm just surprised they're admitting it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah, Brian. It seems their 'hidden agenda' has a pretty thin cover.

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"Money to unions" - Wylie, that is exactly what National Day Care is!
Very perceptive.