Transcribed excerpt from CBC Radio Shift program: Victor Boudreau, Interim Liberal Leader, speaks to why the NB ACSW is being abolished (http://bit.ly/aDkW9R):
“Well obviously it’s to muzzle the organization, it’s all I can see. The Advisory Council on the Status of Women has been in place since 1977 by law and they’ve done a very good job of advocating on behalf of women, you know, various issues pertaining to women over the years. To say now that a civil servant within the Women’s Branch at Executive Council is going to be able to fulfill that same role of lobbyist and advocate is completely false. You never see the civil servant come out and question a decision of a minister or a government, that just doesn’t happen in our system.”
Read more from Mr. Boudrea here.