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Support/Appui: Federation of NB Facult Associations/La Fédération des associations des professeurs et professeures d’université du N.B.

Les universitaires dénoncent l’abolition du Conseil consultatif sur la condition de la femme au Nouveau-Brunswick

La Fédération des associations des professeurs et professeures d’université du Nouveau-Brunswick fustige la décision du gouvernement Alward d’éliminer son Conseil consultatif sur la condition de la femme.

« C’est un recul pour les femmes », a déclaré Dennis Desroches, le président de la Fédération. En abolissant le Conseil consultatif, le gouvernement affirme ne pas être préoccupé par l’égalité des femmes, mais pire, il sanctionne la discrimination systémique que le Conseil avait pour mission de combattre.

The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations has strongly denounced the Alward government’s decision to axe the province’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

“This represents a move backward for women,” said Dennis Desroches, the Federation’s President. “By doing away with the Advisory Council, the government indicates that it is not concerned with equality for women, but even more, further entrenches the forms of systemic discrimination against women that the Council was put in place to resist.”

Desroches further says that the Council should be reinstated immediately, with the understanding that making cuts to bodies that protect the citizens of the province can only damage the province’s need to tackle its social and economic challenges.

Filed under: Letters/lettres, solidarity/solidarité

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