Looking for a big paycheque? Atlantic Canada is not for you.
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Think it doesn't exist? Yes. It. Does.
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The country aims to eliminate the pay gap by 2022.
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StatsCan says inequality “rose sharply” between 1988 and 2007.
An ever-larger share of Canadians are working in below-average wage jobs, CIBC says.
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Being a woman is more expensive than being a man.
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But education can close the gap.
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This is where I see the shift in narrative taking place. It's not a matter of whether or not women are capable of succeeding in whatever field they choose. That's not the debate anymore. It's about women understanding what they're worth and feeling OK about asking for it.
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Whether it's the "fact" that women earn 75 cents or 79 cents (or whatever this year's figure is) for every dollar men earn, we are regularly inundated with these catchy, but essentially meaningless, statistics. While it may be true that there is an overall wage gap between men and women, there is no great inequity that needs righting.
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Gendered pay inequality is more than just an injustice. It negatively impacts the health and welfare of Canadian families. It undermines the potential for growth and competitiveness in Ontario's economy by withholding financial resources from the very people who manage their household finances.
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Top earners are under-reporting their incomes.
A good start would be a renewal of funding for women's groups both domestically and internationally. But then we also need an ambitious agenda that crosses all Canadian federal departments, as well as in federal-provincial priorities -- a new National Action Plan for Gender Equality with legislative and operational targets from 2016 to 2030.
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