Money is often seen as the biggest barrier to swift change. And while equality cannot be bought, per se, money does play a vital role in fuelling the next milestones in the fight for women’s rights.
Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef, pictured addressing reporters on the Hill, and the government outlined $50-million for shelters and sexual assault centres to support people fleeing gender-based violence amid the pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The world has changed at a head-spinning pace. COVID-19 arrived with force and speed, throwing our lives, our work, our structures, and our economies in disarray.
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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.