Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo--Ladysmith) // Pay Equity
Mr. Speaker, New Democrats know it is the federal government's job to eliminate gender inequality. Words are not enough. Women want concrete action, and we have waited far too long.
Pay equity is a fundamental human right. Countries like Iceland not only make pay equity the law, but they are now demanding that corporations prove that they are not paying women less than men.
Can the Prime Minister explain to the women of this country how much longer they will have to wait before you enact pay equity legislation?