Women's Issues

September 29, 2010

Equality Rights Central (ERC) will monitor all equality, human rights and discrimination issues, primarily in lower courts and tribunals

February 23, 2010

“The Women’s Court finds that fiscal considerations should never suffice as a pressing and substantial basis for overriding equality rights”

February 9, 2010

'The report shows there’s a lot more at stake than lost child care spaces.' - Andrea Calver.

November 5, 2009

"Presently, the gap in CPP pensions between males and females is narrowing even if it is not expected to disappear completely."

Ottawa (5 November 2009) – The status of women within the Canadian pension system is not the same today as it was 30 or 40 years ago, according to the chief actuary of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.

October 14, 2009

Only 30 percent of women have a formal financial plan to meet their retirement goals

October 1, 2009

'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.

September 27, 2009

'Government needs to step forward with a comprehensive plan to ensure that quality care and education for our young children is here now and in the future.' - Shelley Ward.

September 20, 2009

Dismal 15th ranking out of 17 developed countries. Only Japan and the United States were worse. The top-ranked countries are Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.

September 17, 2009

'The decrease in provincial budget funding for child care is most likely a result of the Harper Conservative government’s 2006 cancellation of the bilateral agreements.'

May 28, 2009

'Child care is a critical piece of the puzzle for many Manitobans these days.' - Gord Mackintosh, family services and housing minister.