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shadowboxer
post May 21 2006, 08:07 PM
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let's go oilers, let's go!!
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doodlebug
post May 12 2006, 10:14 PM
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And did you all know R.E.A.L. Women (yep, they're still around) are calling for a review of Status of Women Canada's funding program?


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dusty
post May 12 2006, 08:00 AM
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Reactivists.

What's next on the agenda, votes for women?
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bluejupiter
post May 12 2006, 07:46 AM
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it's happening..... and my blood is boiling

anti-choice protesters


love that the article calls them 'activists'
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doodlebug
post May 8 2006, 01:38 PM
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Um....*hangs head with shame*...I didn't say I always agreed with him! Sometimes I stand in the middle of my living room, arguing with the radio. Actually, what I love best is when they mimick him as "Max Pointy" on Air Farce or 22 Minutes (can't remember which).


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dusty
post May 8 2006, 07:08 AM
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*sigh* Doodle, Doodle, how could you? Rex Murphy shit all over the Christian Peacemakers in the Grope and Fail after they got rescued.
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post May 7 2006, 01:52 PM
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Thought you might like to know how progressive the new tax regs could be: proposed legislation will allow one to claim, as a medical tax deduction: medical marijuana purchased from Health Canada, or from someone who possesses an official licence under the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations (except that they spell it marihuana).
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post May 6 2006, 09:15 PM
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oooh, i like TRU (and UCC, too, when it was that). they gave me money, books, pens, and shirts for being whiz-bang good at chem in highschool. not that that thought has anything to do with the current conversation, but i'm all about random interjections
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doodlebug
post May 6 2006, 02:22 PM
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pepper, it will depend on what your province does in the aftermath of the childcare transfer cancellation. What I know right now is that it's estimated 33,000 currently funded child care spaces will be lost by the feds not following through on the promise of child care.

In BC, the province had promised to release a provincial Childcare Action Plan on January 31. Now we're told not to expect a plan anytime soon. The BC Budget doesn't include any provincial funding to cover the loss of federal childcare dollars, and without the federal money, it's expected that childcare fees will go up and subsidies will be cut...and families on wait lists will not be able to get a new childcare space.

Probably the best idea is to get in touch with your province's child care advocacy group and find out what it means in your province.

Once you know - even though you've signed and forwarded petitions - please consider writing a personal letter, outlining your own story and how you will be affected. Giving the opposition parties personal stories of how individual families are directly impacted by government policy is VERY important, because it gives them an opportunity to talk beyond the numbers and put a human face on the issue.

erinjane, I work in a community women's centre, rather than a campus one, but I know some of the work is the same. Three of my board are heavily involved in trying to get a campus women's centre at Thompson Rivers University (formerly University College of the Cariboo), though. It's actually looking promising at this point! :-)


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pepper
post May 5 2006, 08:23 PM
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doodle, i have signed a bunch of online petitions and forwarded them along but i still don't exactly understand what is happening. no one has really said what the plan is, will ALL daycare subsidy except for this taxable $100/month be scrapped? that Would mean that i'd have to quit my job. i just can't manage the $600-plus/month that daycare costs. surely that can't be the plan?!
and wouldn't i just LOVE to stay home with my kid and be martha-arts-and-crafty mom but let's get real. i don't get dime one from his dad, i'd like to know how i'm supposed to pull this off.
does ANYONE know with any degree of certainty what the actual plan is? please tell me.
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erinjane
post May 5 2006, 06:46 PM
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Woo, Doodle!

Unfortunatly I'm only on contract, and it ends June 30. I'm hoping to hear back about a position with the UofW's women's centre.


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doodlebug
post May 5 2006, 01:21 PM
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pepper, write to the PM. Do it. Tell him exactly what the child care change means to you. And write the same letter to the leaders of each party. The opposition parties NEED personal stories to read out in the House. Send it as soon as you can! I'm sure we can all help you, if you need help writing it.

erinjane, I didn't know you work in a women's centre! Me too!!


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dusty
post May 5 2006, 01:03 PM
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Heh heh. That GO train story almost makes me wish I lived in the burbs...
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erinjane
post May 5 2006, 12:28 PM
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I meant to reply to your earlier post, bluejupiter, but yes, the provinces that are already in agreement with get their money this year. But 1 year out of a preliminary 5 year plan is a pretty shitty deal if you ask me.

pepper, I would be all for sending the money back, but my brother is under the LICO and even the deal is a shitty one, sending back the money is not really realistic for him and others in his position.

I work in a women's centre right now so I get a lot of the info coming across my desk and it pisses me off so much. Grrrr. I just feel so helpless with this government in place.

Heh, i feel like I keep coming in here just to vent. :P


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bluejupiter
post May 5 2006, 07:26 AM
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the Minister in charge of this child care 'plan' (she's the one always wearing sunglasses in the house, why is that?) had her secretary say that this money is so that kids can stay home with their moms!
Are you freakin' kidding me? Or it's to be used for school books, or sports etc or a babysitter every so often.
At the end they threw in "or for kids who are in daycare"

Nice eh?
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pepper
post May 4 2006, 10:46 PM
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omigod, didja see this on teevee?
http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca
i freaking cried.
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tyger
post May 4 2006, 08:51 PM
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i'm with erinjane on this one, dood, sorry. if it was stuart mclean, on the other hand...swooon
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pepper
post May 4 2006, 08:46 PM
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ej, some parents are sending back the money in protest. your brother could do that, no? if it really makes his situation worse why not send it back to the cons with a letter telling them to stuff it and why?
doodle, is this an option? any idears lady?

seriously, how can they scrap all daycare subsidy next year? i WILL have to quit my job. no kidding. he'll be in kindergarten until sept 2007 whiwc runs from 8:30-11:00 every day. what am i supposed to do with him? drop him off in the school yard at 7:30 and hope he makes it? leave him in the park for six and a half hours after school? wtf, come ON! i have to work That much to afford what we have NOW, how the fuck am i going to do this? aaAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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erinjane
post May 4 2006, 08:17 PM
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doodle, heh, I am a HUGE CBC freak, but I absolutly hate Rex Murphy. :P His show really annoys me.


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chani
post May 4 2006, 04:29 PM
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I can understand your alacrity at his proximity!
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