This is a major milestone for our Government – and a fulfilled promise on an important commitment to Canadians by introducing proactive pay equity legislation for federal workers.
In Canada in 2017, for every dollar a man earned, a woman earned 88.5 cents. This wage inequality leaves women at a disadvantage, making it harder to pay bills or have savings for unexpected emergencies. Increasing women’s pay to be on par with men’s will increase women’s earnings by $92 billion.
That’s not just good for women, but good for the Canadian economy.
Our government is leading by example and we hope to see others in the public and private sectors follow suit.
Greater gender equality in the workplace could add $150 billion to Canada’s economy in the next decade and greatly strengthen our middle class.
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