OTTAWA – Aid experts alarmed by Canada’s new anti-abortion stand in
foreign policy have been advised to “shut the f--- up” or risk Prime
Minister Stephen Harper taking even more harsh measures – abroad, or
maybe even at home if abortion becomes an election issue.
“We’ve got five weeks or whatever left until G-8 starts. Shut the
f--- up on this issue,” Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth told a group of
international-development advocates who gathered on Parliament Hill
on Monday to sound the alarm about Canada’s hard-right stand against
abortion in foreign aid.
This kind of attitude and behaviour is totally inappropriate coming from a Canadian senator. She should be removed from office immediately. The Senate is supposed to be the part of our government that gives thoughtful and intelligent second thought to our bills before they are allowed to pass. It is not for crude potty-mouthed bigots to embarrass us to the world.
Although Ruth is a Conservative senator, she was appointed by Paul Martin back when the Liberals were governing. I think Ruth was emboldened by the fact that Harper has gotten way with so much damage to our institutions in the face of the ineffectual Liberal opposition, so, she felt that she could now act the way she felt in her Conservative heart, instead of acting responsibly and with civility as a Canadian senator should.
Senator's profanity reveals Tory culture of intimidation