Majority of Canadians want laws to end gender pay gap: poll

href=“http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&username=xa-4c8fe9cd6edd7eee” class=“addthis_button_compact”>Share|


vancouversun.com |February 8, 2018

By Tiffany Crawford

A new poll finds that a majority of Canadians want new laws to end the gender pay gap.

The Insights West survey conducted for Maclean’s found 82 per cent of respondents believe there should be new federal legislation that guarantees equal pay for work of equal value in Canada.

The poll also found that a majority (62 per cent) think men and women who do the same job and have the same skill levels are “definitely” or “probably” not paid equally. Women were much more likely than men to believe this to be true.

Insights West notes there was also a big gap in how working men and women perceive the time they spend on duties like housework and child care.

Sixty-eight per cent of women think full-time working women spend “much more time than men” on these duties, while only 36 per cent of men perceive that to be true.

When asked when they think the gender pay gap will be eliminated in Canada, one-in-six working Canadians (17 per cent) think the issue will never be resolved.

The poll shows most Canadians (70 per cent) think there is a wage gap between full-time working women who are visible minorities and those who are white. And more than half (55 per cent) think wage equality among genders in entry level positions is better now than it was 10 years ago.

read more>>


Upcoming Events & Seminars

More Events »

Whipp Tips & News

Majority of Canadians want laws to end gender pay gap: poll

he Insights West survey conducted for Maclean’s found 82 per cent of respondents believe there should be new federal legislation that guarantees equal pay for work of equal value in Canada.

Details »

Socially responsible investing gets a Trump bump

Last year, investors plugged $6.4-billion into socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, according to Jon Hale, head of sustainable investing research at Morningstar.

Details »

Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

As many of 15 percent of U.S. IPOs in recent years have used dual share classes meant to give insiders outsized voting rights, according to the Council of Institutional Investors.

Details »

More News »


:www.leedejonesgable.com

The information in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. The information provided is a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities.

Leede Jones Gable Inc. is a
Member of IIROC and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund
Stephen Whipp is a member of the Responsible Investment Association