The long, slow drive to equal gender pay in Ontario

April 6, 2018

The province’s Pay Transparency Act pales in light of what’s being done in other countries, writes Jennifer Wells.

“I don’t know if there’s any place called Damascus between here and, say, Hamilton or something, but somewhere she was travelling and she got the lightning bolt, and all of a sudden she’s found her conscience.”

I am quoting here John Yakabuski, PC Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, who narratively entertained the Ontario legislature on budget day, ostensibly debating the government’s pay transparency bill and what he assessed as the premier’s sudden social awareness, while managing to weave in bake sales, Buck Martinez, Willie Mays and the 1968 Mustang into which Yakabuski’s mother would cram 10 kids, which resulted in ill effects on the rear tires so that when she went to gas up at Raymond Conway’s, Ray would say, “Doreen, you’re going to have to get those tires replaced. The treads are showing through.”

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