2005 Federal Budget

Submissions to the Finance Committee by the Canadian Research Institute on the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada (NOIVMWC), Media Watch, Womenspace, the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), the Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ), YWCA Canada, the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).

Table of Contents

  • Who We Are
  • Why this Budget Matters for Women
  • Spending Program Recommendations
    • The provision of federal funds to support the delivery of adequate social assistance benefits
    • Sufficient Resources for the Implementation of the Proposed National Day Care Program
    • Increased Investment in Social Housing Infrastructure Geared to Women and in Income
    • Increased Support for Immigrant Settlement Programs
    • Targeted Assistance to the Provinces to Fund Legal Aid for Civil Law Matters
  • Tax Expenditure Recommendations
    • Increase Spending Through the Canada Child Tax Benefit
    • Convert the Non-reimbursable Tax Credit for Persons with a Disability to a Reimbursable Credit
  • Undertake Gender Responsive Budgeting
  • Supplement: Employment Insurance and Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Acknowledgements

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