Why are we talking about this?
Led by a feminist Prime Minister who campaigned on a promise of inclusive growth, Canada is well placed to become a global leader in tackling the twin struggles of gender and economic inequality. Oxfam Canada has decided to track the Liberal government’s action to deliver on its feminist agenda. Feminist Scorecard 2017 is the first in this series.
The Liberal government took several important steps during its first year in office, but its bold feminist rhetoric has not yet translated into policy and spending decisions that push the needle forward on gender equality. As it enters its second year in office, it is time for the government to turn feminist words into action.