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Still in recovery

If we're going to close the gender gap, we need government action

Parliament is resuming. What should progressives be watching for?

Now that the summer break is over, the federal government is back in session amidst a cost-of-living crisis.

The real world bears little resemblance to Barbie Land

Mattel is laughing all the way to the bank. Women aren’t.

AFB 2024: Gender Equality

Alternative Federal Budget: what the federal government could achieve on gender equality

Pat Armstrong can teach us about the road ahead

Looking at the career of one of Canada’s leading feminist political economists

How Feminist is the 2023 Federal Budget? It isn’t.

The tension between this federal government’s neoliberal economic roots and social justice ambitions has always been evident.

Canada’s gender pandemic response

Canada introduced unprecedented relief measures in the early days of the pandemic. Did they address the pandemic's heavy toll on women and other marginalized communities?

Closing the electoral gap: Canada’s glacial march towards gender equality

Canada has made significant progress on gender parity among elected officials, but there is still a long way to go.

New national action plan to end gender-based violence falls short

The federal action plan is not the national action plan we've been fighting for.

Low pay driving career changes among women workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #7: Women workers are changing industries—and they're looking for better pay

The crisis in the care economy shows no sign of letting up

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #6: Workers in the care economy have been battered over the past two years, and that crisis shows no signs of slowing.

Feminist Leadership makes all the difference in CUPE strike

The labour movement is a women’s movement. Bringing a feminist perspective to labour makes it stronger.

Women’s earnings lag behind high rates of inflation

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #5: Women's salaries are failing to keep up with inflation—a look at the latest numbers

The pandemic has accelerated the exit of older workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #4: A new trend is emerging—women workers taking early retirement, especially in pandemic-affected industries.

Low-wage workers are most exposed to spiralling costs

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #3: Fall 2022 labour force data shows that pandemic-vulnerable sectors still have not recovered from COVID-19.

The racialized employment gap is narrowing but barriers persist

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #2: Looking at the racialized employment gap among women workers in the Fall 2022 labour force data