Peterborough– Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, spoke with Trent University students from politics and gender studies programs today in regards to gender equality measures being taken by our federal government.
Monsef and students ventured into our federal government’s second Budget Implementation Act, Bill C-86, which will bring forward important changes for Canadians. In particular, the impact that proactive pay equity will have on the lives of women in the federally-regulated sector.
The discussion also delved into the transition of Status of Women Canada from an agency to the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE), which will strengthen capacity for program support and policy change to create greater equality for all Canadians.
“These grassroots discussions are intended to raise local awareness of our government’s efforts, which recognize that gender equality creates economic growth,” says Monsef. “With these measures, we are growing the middle class, strengthening the economy, and ensuring we all have an equal and fair chance at success.”
Monsef visited with students at the Catharine Parr Traill College, Kerr House.
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Special Assistant (Communications) to the Hon. Maryam Monsef
Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha