Budgets Speak Louder Than Words: gender equity in the City of Toronto

Emily Wong Special thanks to Adryan Bergstrom-Borins for additional comments on this event. How do we improve gender equity in the City of Toronto? Budgeting might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, that was precisely the focus of “Gender Equity in the City Budget” —Toronto’s first public meeting on how to…

Seen and Heard: An International Women’s Day Discussion on Gender Equality

James Nelson On March 8th, I attended an International Women’s Day event hosted by The Hill Times in Ottawa to discuss gender equality and the role women play in policy making.  The International Women’s Day 2016 campaign theme, Pledge for Parity, follows the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015, which estimates that the…

It’s 2015: Women’s Issues are Everybody’s Issues

Adryan Bergstrom-Borins On November 4th, 2015, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, replacing Stephen Harper after a decade of Conservative rule. Elected after running on a progressive platform and a guarantee of “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has promised an extensive set of changes – many that will attempt to tackle…

Friend or Foe: Educationally Assortative Marriages

Shane Senécal-Tremblay Wealth inequality, or the uneven distribution of financial assets among citizens, is a subject that has gained significant traction as of late. Following the Occupy movement and the publication of Thomas Pickety’s best-selling “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” it is not only fraught over within academia, but also now figures prominently in the public…

Seen and Heard: Hillary Clinton in Conversation

Jenna Simpson On Thursday, June 20, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to a crowd of about 5,000 people. Rather, she charmed the socks off a crowd of about 5,000 people! Speaking as part of the “Unique Lives” lecture series, she began her talk to a standing ovation. She then spoke for…