Equal Pay for Equal Work

On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Get Involved
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Equal Pay for Equal WorkDespite decades of advocacy and equality written into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, women in Canada still aren’t getting the equal pay and equal treatment they deserve.

Canadian women receive 21 cents less than men on every dollar earned for substantially the same work, while almost 60% of all women over 15 are part of the paid workforce in Canada, accounting for almost half of all workers. Women and children make up three‐quarters of all Canadians living in poverty. Most single‐parent families are supported by a working woman, and most of them live below the poverty line.

Help Elizabeth secure pay equality and pay equity! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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210 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to enact legislation and policies that will promote pay equality and pay equity, and that women in Canada get the equal treatment they deserve.

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  • Kawartha

    This is 2014 people, the fact that we even have to post a petition is ludicrous!

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  • Léa Maro Langelier

    I remember living in Ottawa when the Federal Government went on strike in order to fight for equal pay at the Federal level and being shocked that, even in the nineties, the Canadian Government was paying the women in its own workforce less. I also clearly remember there being more women working in the Federal Offices. I found it strange. And then I found it even odder that a few years after this strike, they fired an aweful lot of full-time government employees and outsourced a lot of the jobs. I often wondered to myself if perhaps this was the reason why the government decided to go the ‘outsource’ route rather than maintain a strong civil service. Some of the women that I met in the civil service in Ottawa were wonderful people who had had their jobs for many years … and some were not coming back. Quite unfortunate.

  • http://bpwcalgary.com/equal-pay-day-march-18/ Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla

    Canada ranks #35 under Wage Inequality and 34 other countries are doing better than us!! Recent cases show that courts are ruling in favour of women who have not been paid equally for performing the same job as their male counterparts. Let’s acknowledge the gap, prioritize it and address it!! http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=540393&binId=1.2002989&playlistPageNum=1

  • Christina Wilson

    In times gone by, it was usually the lot of a woman and her children to be financially dependent on a man. As not all men are good, dependable sorts it is imperative that women have the right to earn a wage that is on par with that of a man. The Canadian economy would benefit hugely from this.

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