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.