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Friday, February 04, 2011 

The Conservatives Accuse You Of NOT Wanting To Raise Your Own Children If They Are In Daycare !

(Canada's Sarah Palin)

According to a senior Cabinet Minister, the Federal Conservatives believe that 84% of Canadian mothers do not want to raise their own children! The idiocy of Conservative ideology is so obvious, you really have to question the intelligence of the whole lot of them.

OTTAWA—Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has accused the Liberals of wanting to revive a national child-care program so that parents don’t have to raise their own children.

“It’s the Liberals who wanted to ensure that parents are forced to have other people raise their children. We do not believe in that,” Finley said in the Commons Thursday, the same day that Liberals were promising to revive the national program scrapped by the Conservatives five years ago this week.

Liberals are calling Finley’s remark an insult to working Canadian mothers and fathers and a clear declaration of bias in favour of stay-at-home parents — a rarity in Canada, where most mothers with children work. [...] New Democrats, who have put forward their own national child-care legislation in the Commons, were also outraged by Finley’s characterization of child-care programs.

“Finley insulted all teachers, all early childhood educators, child-care workers, organizers of parents’ resource centres and even babysitters. She is trying to inflict guilt on all working parents — a truly shameful, divisive behaviour,” said NDP MP Olivia Chow.

According to Statistics Canada’s 2007 labour-force review, 69 per cent of mothers with children under 2 are in the workforce. That figure rises to 84 per cent for mothers with children between 6 and 15 years of age."

The Star

Conservative Cabinet Minister Diane Finley continued to demonstrate her shocking lack of intelligence today as she again repeated her remarks that 'day care' is for people who don't want to raise their own children.

To be honest, I'm not qualified to raise my kid. I love him to death, but I'm a parent, not an educator. Studies show that the sooner you fill them with knowledge and not right-wing vitriol, they'll be better citizens.

Of course, nothing against all of the mothers of the world (notice how fathers weren't brought into the picture), but this is classic Con arrogance.

I have a friend whose wife died a couple of years ago. He is raising one pre-schooler and one primary school kid. Rather than quit his job & go on Social Assistance to stay at home with them, he continues to work but uses a licensed day care facility.

With a MORON like Diane Finley .. he can't win. If he stays at home she would call him a 'welfare bum'. By working and placing the children in a qualified day care, she labels him as someone who doesn't want to raise his children.

People are getting verrrrry tired of this bullshit, right wing crap that we have to listen to from our Conservative Federal government.

She is a damned disgrace.

You're right Leftdog, the Cons shouldn't call single parents bums for using social assistance to stay at home to raise children. The government should find a way to allow single parents to live not in poverty, until the kid is at least old enough for school every day.

Liam, you're obviously literate, so I'd say you're qualified to raise a kid. Reading to a child and paying attention to them, aside from offering food, attention, and medical care are better than what a stranger with a certificate can do. Give yourself more credit, don't buy the left wing vitriol that you need a day care to properly raise pre-schoolers.

Saskboy, aside from the fact that day care isn't mandatory, and no one has ever indicated it should be, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Ever been to a properly run licensed child care centre lately? Didn't think so.

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