- Cyril Rogers
- February 09, 2013 - 09:44
The gender issue is a total red herring in my opinion and I thank you, Ms Frampton, for addressing the more important issue of the L-G's role. It is largely ceremonial nowadays but it should and does have some authority. If the L-G were to refuse to sign legislation deemed to be too controversial, such as the passage of Bill 29 or the government's pushing through of legislation to proceed with Muskrat Falls, I would be applauding their role. That is not to say they should deny the legitimate passage of legislation but that they should seek to ensure that governments have a broad consensus when issues are very controversial and may cause undue harm to the people of the province. I firmly believe that we are at that point with the undemocratic and arrogant way that the government has rammed through legislation designed to deny information to the public and exempt Muskrat from normal public oversight. It is most unfortunate that we have no real checks and balances in our system, a situation that both Ottawa and the province have exploited all too frequently in recent years.
- Modern Times
- February 09, 2013 - 09:21
Get with equality and the 21st centruy. Employment should be granted on qualifications and not gender. Putting a woman in a job just because she is a woman is a step backwards and a disservice to the advancement of women.