TRUDEAU/MORNEAU Budget2018 Pro NO choice Budget
Sigmund Freud once famously asked: “What do women want?”
I can’t speak for everyone, but I don’t want to be told what I want by millionaire men in suits.
According to calculations made by a few enterprising reporters, gender was mentioned 358 times in the 367-page federal budget document that was released on Feb. 27.
fiscal focus on the fairer sex is designed to make us females feel
forever beholden to Canada’s Panderer-in-Chief, Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau, who is constantly reminding us that he’s a feminist, and his
Deputy Panderer-in-Chief, Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
In his budget speech on equality,
Morneau makes it clear that his goal is to get as many women into the
workforce as soon as possible by ramping up funding for more subsidized
child-care spaces, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave, more money for
women entrepreneurs, and the list goes on and on.
“By taking steps to advance equality for women — such as employing
more women in technology and boosting women’s participation in the
workforce — Canada could add $150 billion to its economy by 2026,”
Most of my girlfriends would rather be stuck in a
room with Harvey Weinstein for a week than get a job in technology, but
apparently, father knows best. Not only should women hurry up and get a
job, but he’s even suggesting what field they should work in. Isn’t
that kind of him? Morneau doesn’t want us worrying our pretty little
heads about such matters.
He added that Canada’s economy would
grow by four per cent if we had a completely equal split of men and
women in the workforce. “Four per cent, Mr. Speaker!” emphasized
There was no extra money, however, to help women stay
home with their children — something that many women crave.
There was no
suggestion anywhere in the budget that some women might choose to stay
home to raise their kids or care for their elderly loved ones. There’s
no recognition of the immense value of this kind of unpaid work, which
In the government’s desperate attempt to prove to
women how feministic it is, it has perhaps unfolded one of the most
paternalistic, anti-choice budgets in decades.
This drive to get
women to find jobs pronto is particularly curious when you look at the
wives of the men pushing this agenda. Morneau’s wife, Nancy McCain
Morneau, a member of the billionaire family that owns McCain Foods,
doesn’t work, nor does it appear she has ever had a career. Is she not
contributing to Canada?
And what of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau?
Shouldn’t she lead by example, go get a tech job and help contribute to
the nation’s GDP? After all, she has a full-time nanny paid for by
Oh, wait! Maybe she doesn’t want to work
outside the home. Perhaps she wants to spend as much time as possible
with her kids and be flexible to take fully funded vacations with her
children to the Aga Khan’s private island and to India.
that works, eh? Even with McCain’s millions and even with Trudeau’s
full-time, fully funded nanny, some women still want to stay home with
their kids, despite having no barriers to pursuing a career. Well, guess
what, Misters Morneau and Trudeau? What’s good for the wealthy goose is
good for the middle-class goose too — not that you’d understand.
in the speech does Morneau mention that the deficit for 2018-19 is
going to be $18.1 billion, despite promising in 2015 to balance the
books by 2019.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers
Federation, Canada’s federal debt is growing at a rate $80 million per
day: “This level of borrowing is costing Canadians . . . $26 billion per
year just paying the annual interest on the debt.”
and Trudeau, I don’t presume to speak for all women, but I do know what
I want when it comes to budgets. I want to see a plan to balance the
books for the sake of future generations and I don’t want two
out-of-touch millionaires telling me what I want.