For a government that champions gender equality, it sure doesn’t take the concerns of one gender as seriously as another.
From full-capacity shelters to unaffordable rental prices, the housing needs of women are chronically underfunded and neglected—and the situation is even worse for transgender women and non-binary people, write Arezoo Najibzadeh and Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
OTTAWA—In addition to Black and Indigenous people, the Trudeau government is failing women, hard.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.