We rely on mothers and family caregivers to take care of us. So much of our communities, society, and economy rests on them. It’s no wonder that the weight is becoming too much to bear.
The burdens of gendered care work have long been an obstacle in achieving gender justice. Women carry the bulk of housework and child and elder care responsibilities and are less likely to be supported in the process, writes Paulette Senior. Pexels photograph by William Fortunato
Being a mother in Canada this year is bringing many of us to the point of breaking.
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Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not having an ambassador to the Holy See sends a symbolic message, say former Canadian diplomats, but it may not make a practical difference compared to having the post represented by a chargé d'affaires.
Proposed changes to the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct include a mandatory one-year cooling-off period for lobbyists following political activities such as door-to-door canvassing during an election campaign.