I was honoured to speak about gender equity in the House of Commons shortly before our Minister of Finance, the Hon. Bill Morneau, tabled #YourBudget2018. This budget takes concrete steps to increase women’s participation in the workforce, address the gender wage gap, and support women-owned businesses.
I’ve heard concerns from Davenport artists and creators about the lack of female representation and diversity on the boards of artistic and cultural organizations. The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has agreed to study this issue, and I look forward to its recommendations!