July 17th, 2015

Overheard this week: “The country has moved forward”

After ten years in office, Stephen Harper’s team is increasingly out-of-touch with the priorities of Canadian families. Here are just a few examples from this week:

Conservative MP blames the wage gap on women “choosing” low pay jobs.

“Women are choosing professions that aren’t as high-paying, and some of that is completely understandable and by choice, but if women want higher paying jobs, those jobs are out there waiting for them.” — Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, Toronto Star (July 7, 2015)

Believe it or not, that isn’t the only bizarre thing a Conservative MP said this week.

"I do not read the newspapers anymore because most of the facts in there are not factual […] they no longer present the facts.” — Conservative MP Wai Young, Press Progress (July 15, 2015)

Canadians are ready for change – and they can trust Tom Mulcair to put the focus in Ottawa back on their priorities.

“I think the country has moved forward. I think Canadians want progress. They want something other than Mr. Harper’s approach, which has killed off 400,000 manufacturing jobs and replaced them with part-time, precarious work. Canadians don’t want rip-and-ship with regards to our natural resources; they want to create value-added jobs here in Canada […] We think Canadians deserve a government that’s involved in playing a positive role to get us into markets like the technologies of green, renewable energies.” — Tom Mulcair, Maclean’s (July 15, 2015)