KINGSTON, ON – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative have published their yearly rankings of the best and worst places in Canada to be a woman, with Kingston, Ontario coming in as the best place this year for woman to be and the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the worst.
“It’s not easy to measure the difficulty women face in Canada, so we look at a myriad of factors to come to our conclusions,” the report reads in the section on methodology. “We examine variables such as the wage gap, access to childcare, and whether or not the only people to lose or give up their jobs during a scandal are women.”
Kingston achieved the top spot by scoring highly in educational attainment for women and has a very small employment and poverty gap based on gender. Trudeau’s cabinet, on the other hand, has experienced an attrition rate of one woman resigning every month since February.
“Canada is slowly closing its gender gaps and is, overall, a good country in which to be a woman. While Trudeau’s cabinet is a bad place to be a woman, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s only a bad place to be a woman compared to Kingston,” the report concludes.
According to sources, Bill Morneau was explaining that the reason he’s still in cabinet despite several complaints regarding conflicts of interest has nothing to do with the fact that he’s a man.