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OTTAWA – La progression vers l'égalité entre les sexes au Canada a stagné, selon une étude rendue publique aujourd'hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives.
OTTAWA—Progress towards gender equality in Canada has stalled, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study, a shadow report on Canada's Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, provides a detailed view of Canada's progress towards equality over the past five years. It was produced by 35 contributors, from 30 civil society, academic, Aboriginal, and human rights organizations, representing over three million members from every region of the country.
This study compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers—and that those gaps are bigger in the private sector in every instance. Ce rapport est disponible en français: Refermer l’écart : La différence que font les salaires du secteur public.
Cette étude qui a comparé les salaires des employés à temps plein dans les secteurs public et privé révèle d'importants écarts salariaux chez les femmes, les travailleurs autochtones et ceux qui sont membres d'une minorité visible. Dans chaque cas, ces écarts sont plus importants dans le secteur privé. 
Even with a university education, the wage gap for female, aboriginal, and visible minority workers in Canada is startling, especially in the private sector. Click here to learn more. 
OTTAWA—Les femmes, les travailleurs autochtones et les membres d’une minorité visible font l’objet d’une discrimination moindre au chapitre de la rémunération dans le secteur public que dans le secteur privé, selon une étude dévoilée aujourd’hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA).
OTTAWA—Women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers experience less wage discrimination in the public sector than in the private sector, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers. Those gaps are bigger in the private sector in every instance:
On October 8th, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.  This forum was different than any of the many mayoral forums in the Winnipeg election, and is a model to learn from in future civic engagement efforts.
Kate McInturff is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She is the director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count, and is an ongoing contributor to the Alternative Federal Budget. The attached document is her testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women from April 30, 2014. Her comments focus mainly on the economic leadership and prosperity of women in Canada.
Did you know that according to our study, Québec City is the best place to be a woman, and Edmonton the worst? How does your city stack up? (Click on image to view full size.) For more information, click here to read our analysis on how women are faring in Canada's largest 20 metropolitan areas.