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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.
OTTAWA – Une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd’hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives  (CCPA) révèle les noms des meilleures et des pires villes où vivre pour les femmes au Canada. Selon cette étude, Québec est la meilleure et Edmonton la pire ville pour les femmes.
Cette étude assigne un rang aux vingt plus grandes régions métropolitaines du pays en se basant sur une comparaison entre la situation des hommes et celle des femmes dans cinq domaines : sécurité économique, leadership, santé, sécurité personnelle et éducation. Un des résultats principales de l’études est que les trois plus grandes villes du Canada sont à mi-chemin de la liste, avec Montréal en 4e place, Toronto en 6e place et Vancouver en 13e place.
This study reveals the best and worst places to be a woman in Canada. It ranks Canada’s 20 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.  Among the study’s key findings is the fact that Canada’s big three cities fall in the middle as a group with Montreal in 4th place, Toronto in 6th place, and Vancouver in 13th place.
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. According to the study, Québec City is the best city to be a woman and Edmonton is the worst. The study, by Kate McInturff, a Senior Researcher at the CCPA, ranks Canada’s 20 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.
TORONTO – The pay gap between men and women in Ontario is getting worse and will continue to do so without government involvement, says a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report released to recognize Ontario’s first officially declared Equal Pay Day April 16.
Last year, the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario office, began tracking two key trends in its 2013 report, 10 Ways to Close Ontario's Gender Pay Gap: (1) the pay gap between men and women in Ontario and, (2) the date in the calendar year that demarcates how much longer women have to work to earn the amount that men earn in a year. This year's report examines whether there has been any change in the pay gap and denotes a troubling development. 
The poster publicizing David Suzuki's 1985 television series A Planet for the Taking stated: "We have long thought of ourselves as masters of the natural world, but now that drive to dominate and control is having dangerous consequences. Can we change the way we see our relationship with the other life forms on Earth?" Now wait a minute. Does that description really apply to all of us? I suspect that most women, at least, find it hard to imagine ourselves as "masters" of very much, let alone masters of the natural world that we are all part of.