Question Period: Track Record of Status of Women Minister Guergis

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of State for Status of Women claims to be an advocate who has worked to increase prosperity for women.

On this and other measures, she has failed. Her government has undermined Status of Women Canada, and slashed funding for women's organizations and advocacy groups. Her plan to fix child care is $3.25 a week and no new spaces.

If the minister is really committed to equality, how has she allowed this systematic attack on women to continue from one budget to the next and even within her own ministry?

Hon. Helena Guergis (Minister of State (Status of Women), CPC):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to say to the member, as I have many times, she is actually wrong...