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Liberals commit to stand-alone department for women’s equality

August 19, 2018News

A re-elected Liberal government would expand the women’s equality branch to a department of women’s equality with more staff and its own budget.


The mandate of the newly-created department would be to promote women’s equality in all walks of life through advocacy, research and gender-based analyses, reduce gender-based violence, and promote pay equity in the public and private sectors. It will be paid for by reallocating resources from other parts of government.


Gallant also committed to providing subsidized training to small-business owners on ways to promote more diverse and gender-equitable workplaces, as well as to maintaining gender parity in government-controlled appointments to agencies, boards, and commissions.