Well, the budget’s out.
Lots of spending, tax cuts, and wishful thinking that this path will achieve a balanced budget by 2013. No surprises there.
Here’s some big issues though:
The budget also contains no mention of childcare spaces and maintains the attack on women’s ability to pursue pay equity complaints.
Honestly Steve, what do you have against women?
Does your wife support these measures?
Here’s hoping Iggy calls bullshit tomorrow rather than in a few months when it’s convenient for him. To let this budget pass is to say that Canada has two parties that don’t believe women have equal rights in the workplace.
Update: It’s worth going to the source, which states:
Budget 2009 includes three structural changes, which were announced in the November 27, 2008 Economic and Fiscal Statement:
The existing complaint-based pay equity regime is a lengthy, costly and adversarial process that does not serve employees or employers well. Legislation to modernize the pay equity regime for federal public sector employees will be introduced. [emphasis added]