Mind the gender gap!
General / Social issues

Mind the gender gap!

Canada used to pride itself in being number one in gender equality. This has, however, dramatically changed and by 2016, Canada fell down to the 35th place. For every Dollar a man makes a woman makes 74 cents per average. Recently, the disproportion of women in low-wage jobs has been named as a possible reason.

Data from the Government of Ontario, however, shows that even in high earning positions, and when women and men with similarly high positions are compared, men earn significantly more than women. Continue reading

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Is 25,000 refugees a lot ?
General / Philosophical / Social issues

Is 25,000 refugees a lot ?

Just a few hours ago, the Federal government announced a revised plan for the resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees as promised in November. The new plan postponed the target date from the end of 2015 to the end of February in 2016. Only 10,000 of the identified 25,000 refugees will arrive in Canada by 2015. The revised plan has taken … Continue reading