people or groups.
The Difference in Pay Between Genders in Canada
One large injustice found in the economic industry is the gap between a woman 's
average income and a man 's average income. According to the Statistics Canada data report
conducted in 2011, women made an estimated 74 cents for every dollar a man made in
relation to fulltime income. This is actually better than in 1987 where women were paid only
64 cents for every dollar made by a fulltime male worker. Statistics show that the gap
between male and female annual income is narrowing, but still a problem. This injustice …show more content…
Even though Canada leads the front in equal education they fall
behind in health and politics. This has even lead to the United Nations Human Rights
Committee singling out Canada in 2014 because of the large gender wage gap. In a
questionnaire Justin Trudeau has stated that he will work on making sure women receive
equal pay in relation to men so hopefully the current Liberal government will lead to closing
the gender wage gap.
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Undoubtedly, the pay difference between men and women is a clear example of
economic and social injustice.
To start, women are being paid unfairly just because they are female. According to a
study on gender inequalities in the workplace, a woman makes an estimated eight thousand
dollars less than the average man in the exact same job. Even when a woman has the exact
same level of education and experience, studies show she will still make less than her equal
male counterpart. Evidently, this is a clear injustice as women are being discriminated by
men wholly because of their gender. Without a doubt, women are being unjustly paid due to
Next, the Canadian government has let this injustice continue without making much
effort to get rid of it. As of 2015, Canada is 30th with a score of 0.74 in the list of countries
with the lowest gender gap (according to the Global Gender Gap Index). This is a drop from
2011 where Canada was 18th place with a score of 0.741. This shows that the government is
not only doing nothing about the issue, but the problem has got to the point where Canada is
actually regressing in the matter of getting rid of the gender wage gap. Clearly, the