Thursday, November 12, 2009

Not On Gender Equality In New Citizenship Guide

The new Discover Canada: The Rights And Responsibilities of Citizenship Study Guide includes a brief paragraph on Canada's belief in gender equality:

The Equality of Women and Men

In Canada, men and women are equal under the law. Canada's openness and generousity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, "honour killings," female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada's criminal laws.
Which is more than the old version ever had to say on the topic.

Now if only they could include equal pay (among a plethora of other gender inequalities that need addressing in this country) to that list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read the article. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more soon.