Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sigh ... I guess I shouldn't be surprised

Status of Women offices to be closed
MARTIN O'HANLON
Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is taking an axe to Status of Women Canada, closing three-quarters of its regional offices and outraging critics in the process.

Heritage Minister Bev Oda revealed Wednesday that 12 of the federal agency's 16 regional offices will be shut down by April 1.

The blow is part of a cost-cutting program announced in September that will see the agency lose $5-million from it's $23-million annual budget over two years.

Status of Women Canada works to advance women's economic equality and human rights and eliminate violence against women.

Full story here.

And check out the fabulous Status Report website, if you want to take action to try and save (or salvage) Status of Women Canada.

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