Canada’s Commitment to Equality: A Gender Analysis of the Last 10 Federal Budgets

Ce document est seulement disponible en anglais. In 1995, 188 countries, including Canada, adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, setting out a detailed plan for addressing women’s poverty, economic security and health. A decade later, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action is asking: are women in Canada better off? In 1995, the Government of […]

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Women and Fiscal Policy

In 1995 the government implemented the most significant spending reductions in contemporary Canadian history. Following these reductions, many women suffered significant economic hardship. A time of economic prosperity then ensued for the federal government. However, federal spending policy in the last ten years has done nothing to help women and other vulnerable populations, on the […]

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Rethinking the Budgeting Process: A Call for Renewed Action

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. The Process Leading Up to Budget 2001 NAWL has been involved in the budget-making process for years. Despite preparation and advocacy on our part, each year our submissions appear to have little effect on the policy choices ultimately made by the federal government. Perhaps it is time to […]

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NAWL’s Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, 2001

Ce mémoire est disponible seulement en anglais. We have one key message for the committee: Good fiscal policy-making must take gender into account. To underline this message, our submission will illustrate some problems with two major budgetary initiatives of recent years: personal income tax cuts, and the caregiver credit. While these initiatives were intended to […]

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The Not-So-Mini-Budget

The Not-So-Mini-Budget In the midst of the worst-kept secret in Canada, that an early election call was pending, and in what can only be seen as reaction to regressive proposals for tax cuts proposed by the Canadian Alliance Party, Paul Martin introduced Canada’s economic statement and budget update on October 18, 2001. In its particular […]

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