Saturday, January 20, 2018

Justin Trudeau's special advisor screws up

Lovely to see Joyce Arthur back peddling on her call to prevent "certain" groups from receiving funding from the summer jobs program. Clearly Arthur never anticipated the universal condemnation to Justin Trudeau's "attestation" that a qualifying organization must adhere to a mythical right to abortion.
"The employer attestation for CSJ 2018 is consistent with individual human rights in Canada, Charter rights and case law, and the Government of Canada’s commitment to human rights, which include women’s rights and women’s reproductive rights, and the rights of gender-diverse and transgender Canadians. 
The government recognizes that women’s rights are human rights. This includes sexual and reproductive rights — and the right to access safe and legal abortions. These rights are at the core of the Government of Canada’s foreign and domestic policies."
I've also noted that the media are finally pointing out that there is no right to abortion here and here. Because to date Trudeau has based all manner of policies on this mythical right (ie. banning pro-life people from being a Liberal; $650M to abortion in developing countries; etc). Which is discriminatory to say the least and most likely against the Charter he holds so dear.

And best of all the media are finally not giving Trudeau a pass on this anymore.

So my question is this. Will Trudeau finally stop talking about so-called abortion/reproductive rights like these terms actually mean something? Because if he doesn't, he's going to look rather stupid. And if he does stop talking about it, will all those policies based on something that doesn't exist, be Trudeau's house of cards?

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