An Unequal Paying Field: Ontario’s gender wage gap, explained

Sasha Gronsdahl Spending late nights researching a wicked public policy problem may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but that was how many students from U of T’s School of Public Policy and Governance chose to fill their time last week as participants in the School’s internal case competition. The “case” was about Ontario’s gender […]

The Gendered Dimension of Indigenous Struggles

Afsheen Adam-Haji On Monday November 30, the Gender and Public Policy Initiative (G&PP) at the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) hosted a roundtable discussion on racism and misogyny in the Indian Act and within the reserve system. During this talk, panelists Lolouwa Habli, Aaron Ames, and Tushna Mehta discussed how western conceptions of […]

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 […]

Potty Privileges: The Fight for Transgender Rights in Canada

Tracy Wang Transgender Canadians have been waiting for almost two years since Bill C-279 was tabled to be granted legal recognition and protection of their rights. The legislation, formally titled ‘An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code,’ would include gender identity as a basis for hate crimes protection under the […]

Opinion: O, Canada – An Anthem Stuck in the Past

Jennifer Mutton The City of Toronto’s Executive Committee recently indefinitely deferred a motion that would have asked the federal government to consider changing the English version of Canada’s national anthem to make it more gender inclusive by replacing the words “all thy sons command” with “all of us command.” In the federal arena, MP Mauril Bélanger […]