Take the High Road: Time for a Federal Budget that Fights Inequality

Take the High Road: Time for a Federal Budget that Fights Inequality
Take the High Road: Time for a Federal Budget that Fights Inequality

The Federal Budget 2017 is a perfect opportunity for Canada to cement its leadership on fighting gender and economic inequality by allocating money to areas that have proven to advance women's rights and equal opportunities.

Led by a feminist Prime Minister, who campaigned on inclusive growth and women’s rights, Canada is well placed to become a global leader in tackling the twin struggles of gender and economic inequality. Oxfam welcomes the government’s stated commitment to these issues, in particular its strong stance on women’s rights and feminist leadership. However, to make this vision a reality, the government will have to take bold action and ensure that its financial commitments match its rhetoric and level of ambition. Budget 2017 is a perfect opportunity for Canada to cement its leadership on these issues by allocating money to areas that have proven to reduce gender and economic inequality.

Publication Date: 
September 2016