Barbara Smith of Calgary shares something in common with Laureen Teskey aka Mrs. Stephen Harper. They are both professionals from Calgary. One has chosen to be a stay at home mom the other supports her right. Barbara's business is lobbying for tax credits for stay at home moms. Which would include 'professional' working moms; like Laureen.
Laureen Teskey Harper runs a graphic design business from the Harper/Teskey home,
Laureen Teskey, 42, wife of newly-elected Prime Minister designate Stephen Harper is by profession a graphic designer who used to run a thriving design firm in Calgary.
In fact, Ms. Teskey, who now also goes by the name of Laureen Harper, met the her future husband when she was a member of and graphic designer for the Canadian Reform Party, of which Harper was a Member of Parliament for in the 1990s.
Real working women, the majority of Canadian women, professional or wage slaves, support their families by working out side the home .
They don't have the luxury of choice, like Mrs. Stephen Harper nor of benefiting from Barbara's tax breaks.
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