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Employment: Issues Facing Women

Based on data from the LFS, women’s participation in the labour market increased by 60.4 percentage points between 1950 and 2015, from 21.6% to 82.0% (Chart 1). The upsurge in women with breadwinning … Read more

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Historical Look at Statistics: Issues Facing Women

International View: Canada loses status as the best place to live. Not too many years ago, Canada prided itself on being the best place on earth to live. Now, we … Read more

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The Pictou Statement: Feminist Statement On Guaranteed Living Income

by Lee Lakeman, Angela Miles and Linda Christiansen–Ruffman  For millennia women’s work, along with the free gifts of nature, has provided most of the true wealth of our communities. Women’s … Read more