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New law seeks to close gender wage gap in Ontario

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 8:36 AM | By Deborah Howden

A recent Conference Board of Canada report has confirmed what many working women have known all along — there is a significant gender wage gap in the province, with women making a mere 87 cents for every dollar earned by men. The Equal Pay Coalition’s calculation of the gap is actually bleaker, pegging it at approximately 30 per cent. Predictably, the conference board has given Ontario a “C” grade for the wage discrepancy.

By all accounts, the wage gap continues despite Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, which...