Ottawa reception at the Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant, Equal Voice Acting National Chair Donna Dasko thanked party leaders for their work in advancing women in politics. $ 1.2 million on Feb 2009.
Enough of the political games! Nancy Ruth is a Conservative Senator, she understands the dangerous game played by the relentless fighting in Ottawa. She is speaking truth to power. She is not mincing words. Audio here.
“We’ve got five weeks or whatever left until G-8 starts. Shut the f--- up on this issue,”
“If you push it, there will be more backlash,” said Ruth, who fears that outrage will push her boss, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to take further measures against abortion and family planning – abroad, or maybe even in Canada. “This is now a political football. This is not about women’s health in this country.” - -Toronto Star May 3, 2010
Ruth was appointed to the Senate as an Independent in 2005 by Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, but joined the Conservative caucus a year later. She says she has never felt any awkwardness about the fact she is gay from Prime Minister Stephen Harper or any of his staff. "It just isn't an issue. I'm first and foremost a women's rights activist." - CBC May 10, 2009