June 5, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Sheila Copps


Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I think the work of Status of Women Canada is actually to discourage hate against any person on the basis of gender.
I have to say that when I look at the literally thousands of women in Canada still working for 64¢ on a dollar earned by a man, the thousands of women in Canada working full time trying to raise a family on less than $20,000, and the fact that 7% of boards of directors across the country are women, I think we have a long way to go to achieve equality in this country. I hope Status of Women Canada continues its good work.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Status of Women Canada
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