Helena get your gun
Well, ask and it shall be answered.
As Broadsides inquired yesterday, what has that champion of women's causes, Helena Guergis, Minister of State for the Status of Women, been up to during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's detention of Parliament? Aside, that is, from handing out federal money to her constituents.
Mitch Raphael of Maclean's has the answer! (Linkage is mine.)
Prorogation means all government bills on the Order Paper die. But private members’ bills stay active. This is good news for Helena Guergis, minister of state for the status of women. She is happy her colleague Candice Hoeppner’s private member’s bill to end Canada’s long-gun registry is still going ahead. Guergis grew up with guns; when she was young, her father, Karam Guergis, would take her hunting for deer and caribou. Guergis was recently at the Barrie Gun Club, where she was treated like a hero by gun owners.
Never mind that doctors and police chiefs think that scrapping the long-gun registry is going to result in a lot of dead women.
Nothing like having a Status of Women minister a hero to gin gun* owners, while she's AWOL on women's issues.
* Okay so I wrote gin. So sue me. I was celebrating my birthday last night.