START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
914,826 people care about Women's Rights

Scott Brison Moves to Close Wage Gap

Scott Brison Moves to Close Wage Gap

Liberal MP Scott Brison has introduced a motion for debate in the House of Commons asking for the parliamentary finance committee to study the growing income inequality in Canada.

Brison published a piece in the National Post on June 11 explaining his thought process and the need for such a study. He argues that the growing income inequality and inequality of opportunity are a great threat to Canada’s economy and to Canadian society.

He asks for the committee to study the issue and come back to parliament with suggestions to fix the issue.

Brison says this issue is not partisan; it affects the whole of society. He wants the committee to look at countries that do some things better than Canada – things like childcare, early childhood education and lifelong learning.

Brison says the issue is non-partisan and has been a growing concern through Liberal and Conservative governments. Despite his thinking, Conservatives attacked the motion, calling it “far-left economic thinking.”

Meanwhiles, Statistics Canada reports that one in 10 Canadians are living below the poverty line, and the National Council of Welfare reports that poverty is costing the government $25 billion a year – more than programs to help people out of poverty. The Harper government, however, has decided to focus on giving large tax breaks to corporations that use the country’s natural resources and ship jobs out of Canada.

Related Stories:

Infographic: The Gender Pay Gap

Wall Street Wage Gaps Give Women Yet Another Reason To Occupy

Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because “Money Is More Important For Men”

Read more: , , , ,

Photo Credit: Michael Ignatieff

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

8 comments

+ add your own
5:16AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

This in itself would be a good thing, but with EVERY bill there are add-ons and pork attached until it's so bloated and so many things that no one even reads before voting on. Like the health care bill no one read before passing and Obama signing. Palosi even said "we have to pass it to read it".

9:43PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thank you, Scott.
Update on this article: Not only introduced the motion, but it passed too!

9:02PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Asking the finance committee to study something is "far-left economic thinking". What are they afraid the committee will find?

8:51PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thank you, Scott.
Update on this article: Not only introduced the motion, but it passed too!

7:11PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Let's hope it works better there than it does here.

2:52PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

I just read today that Canada is outdooing the US in fairness for women in all areas except income. This is good to hear. Maybe a move to Canada would really be worth it now. This country the US is too full of religious nuts and conservatives who don't like progress and hate humans who are not rich. We are a joke.

12:10PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

I wish him the very best because this is the first TRUE step toward recovery for a nation and the world.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Care2 - Be Extraordinary - Start a Care2 Petition
ads keep care2 free
CONTACT THE EDITORS

Recent Comments from Causes

This is a problem for the African's themselves to sort out why are these conflicts always presented as…

Here is the Great Lakes ice coverage from 1973 to 2013; http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/ice/imgs/IceCoverAvg1973_2013.jpg Note…

I think it's awful how Mr. Morton had to sit in jail all those years for a crime he didn't even commit.…

ads keep care2 free



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.