International Women’s Day, women’s marches, gender budgets, peace and security, women in STEM (now STEAM), parental leave, better child care, as well as a global G7 focused on gender equality outcomes are so crucial.
Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld, pictured last Monday night at the first Women on the Hill reception. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—As we bring a close to the month long events marking International Women’s Day, these three developments stood out this past week.
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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.