The wage gap appears to be on the agenda. On October 8, Ontario Labour Minister announced that a Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee will commence public consultations across the province to examine the wage gap and how the role of women at work, at home and in the community are affected by the gender wage gap, as well as to “assess how government, business, labour, other organizations, and individual leaders can work together to resolve issues that may cause the wage gap.”
The extent and impact of gender disparities on boards and in executive officer positions are well-documented. The Canadian Securities Administrators recently released a progress report on the disclosure requirements which were implemented to increase transparency around the issue. The results engender both hope and concern.
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