Why Should Alberta Implement Pay Equity Legislation? Because it’s 2016.

When newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet last fall, the concept of gender parity at the highest levels of government still mystified some. “Why 50/50?” they asked. Trudeau’s response resonated across the Twitterverse: “Because it’s 2015”. “Because it’s 2015” implies an incredulity that the question still…
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No free feminist lunch, Mr. Prime Minister

Viola Desmond, 1914-1965. A civil rights icon in Canada, she inspired people to fight racial discrimination.   Source: Women on Canadian Bank Notes, change.org Prime Minister Trudeau declared himself a feminist on the global stage this week. I applaud him. He appointed a gender equal cabinet. An important symbolic gesture. Because it…
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7 billion is a lot of money

Exiting the crisis comes with a cost. For women in Quebec, the price tag has nearly reached $7 billion since 2008. And that’s just part of the story…let’s start with the beginning. In 2008, the province of Quebec, like most Western states, was hit by an economic crisis that many…
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