Should the federal government be doing more to close the gender gap in Canada?
On Tuesday, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released it’s 2014 gender equality report, an annual analysis that captures the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world.
Canada ranked 19th out of 142 countries, and has actually improved in the rankings over the past few years.
"Canada moves up one spot to 19th place, having closed 75 per cent of its overall gender gap, up from 74 per cent in 2013," notes the report.
“Looking further back to 2006, Canada has closed 4 per cent more of the gender gap than it had in 2006.”
There are, however, some areas of concern.
Particularly, Canada ranks 27th in the world when it comes wage equality for similar work and 40th with regard to the percentage of female legislators, corporate executives and general managers.
According to a spokesperson for Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch, the government has made significantRead More »from Gender inequality: Canada ranks 19th of 142 countries around the globe