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November 16, 2009

Men and women are equal in the law


This isn’t News article, it’s a false brain washing press release, or a commercial propaganda, which seems to apply to too many of of the daily news stories I encounter.. and the governmental handouts too now.

“In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws.”

The guide, released on Thursday and called Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship, (read the full guide) is the first of its kind to explicitly denounce violence in the name of family honour — a crime in the headlines just this week after an Ottawa man was sentenced to a year in jail for threatening violence against his daughter. People who come to Canada must be law-abiding citizens, SO MUST ALL CANADIANS, SADLY THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE STILL TOO.  When in Canada follow Canadian law–if you don’t like it, we don’t need you here OR PAY THE PRICE AND GO TO JAIL.   Discover Canada is also available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format 


Men and women are equal in the law In Canada  except when it comes to a pay check, for the women still too often do get paid less for doing the same work a man does.
Jason Kenney, The Minister of Immigration came out with the Conservative government’s new handbook for immigrants last week and this new guide almost completely removes the notion that women made any contributions to our great country. In this new handbook it focuses more on our military and sports professionals and only gives examples of men, not women.

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says equal pay for work of equal value is a basic human right that should never be put up for grabs at the collective bargaining table.  To that end, he has introduced a private member’s bill aimed at reversing a controversial measure in the 2009 federal budget.  The budget essentially reclassified pay equity as a labour issue to be negotiated in collective agreements, stripping the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its authority to adjudicate pay equity complaints.  Ignatieff’s proposal – his first private member’s bill since becoming an MP in 2006 – would return pay equity to the human rights realm.  It would also create a federal pay-equity commission charged with implementing an equal-pay regime in the federal public service, federally regulated companies and Crown corporations by 2012.  Ignatieff acknowledges his bill would result in some additional, unspecified costs for the government but he thinks the principle is “definitely worth it.”  Ignatieff says pay equity is really about gender equality, noting that women, on average, still earn only 72 cents for every dollar earned by men for the same work.  He says he chose the issue for his first bill because it’s emblematic of the Liberal party’s core belief in equal opportunity for all.


Man charged in Rwandan genocideGlobe and Mail –   – ‎Nov 9, 2009‎  The charge, announced Saturday, comes 5½ months after Canada convicted another Rwandan of genocide, its first ever successful prosecution of someone for crimes against humanity. In the latest case, Jacques Mungwarere, who has been living in Windsor, is the second person to be charged under Canada’s eight-year-old Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

Jacques Mungwarere was arrested two weeks ago by Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the tail-end of an investigation that led authorities from Rwanda – site of the brutal 1994 genocide – to the US and Canada. ‘Mungwarere is suspected of having committed acts of genocide in the region of Kibuye in western Rwanda,’ said Sergeant Marc Menard. The report notes that Mungwarere is the second person to be accused of war crimes in Canada under the ‘universal jurisdiction’ mandate of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, which came into law in 2000..


By the way men and women are equal sinners, Professionals now too, and our jails should reflect their incarcerations equally too



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