While jobs in domains related to science, technology, engineering, and math are growing three times faster than other parts of the economy and paying 12 per cent higher, these jobs employ less than 25 per cent women. The Senate Open Caucus recently heard some ways we can help change that.
Elsie MacGill, an aircraft designer and Canada’s first female engineer, was featured in this comic book story in the January 1942 issue of True Comics. If she were alive today, ask Senators Art Eggleton and Raymonde Saint-Germain, would she be impressed that 20 per cent of Canada’s post-secondary STEM-field students are female? Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
We recently celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and there’s much to celebrate—but also, much work to do.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.