The Hill Times Poll is out, which asks MP's, staffers, lobbyists, academics, and others various questions about the state of Canadian politics. One question and answer is particularly telling about the priorities of the Conservatives:

Which House and/or Senate committees are a complete waste of time?

None 18.6%

House Status of Women 14.6%

...Those who were keen to choose a committee they just can't stand said the House Status of Women Committee, chaired by Liberal Hedy Fry is considered a waste. The committee was discounted almost exclusively by Conservatives...

A female Liberal MP said Conservatives "despise and ignore it so obviously."

Women, and all citizens of Ottawa West-Nepean deserve better.