WOMEN’S LIST – FEDERAL ELECTION 2008

Source:
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women

All women hold at least one decision-making position: as a voter.

Make your vote count for the kind of society you want. Research the party positions on your priority issue(s), ask questions of your candidates. Write letters to the editor. Get your group – women’s, service, church, union, etc - involved in this exercise. Tell others what you are doing.

We summarize some of the issues of importance to Canadian women’s equality, under the following 10 themes and provide some sources to obtain more detail if needed.
[Click on an issue below to jump further down on this page to related links, or scroll down the entire list of resources for all issues.]

* Deliver on the constitutional promise of equality

* Ensure equal rights for Aboriginal women

* Fund quality early childhood care & education

* Ensure a livable income

* Commit to affordable housing

* Eliminate violence against women

* Ensure access to justice

* Improve maternity & parental benefits

* Act for women’s health

* Increase female political representation


DELIVER ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROMISE OF EQUALITY

 

Reinstate the Court Challenges Program of Canada,
which funded equality-seeking groups to bring key cases to court to advance equality rights

*** About the Court Challenges Program
http://www.ccppcj.ca/e/rights/rights.shtml

*** House of Commons Standing Committee on the
Status of Women’s Report Women and the Court Challenges Program

http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/392/fewo/reports/rp3274072/392_FEWO_Rpt02/392_FEWO_Rpt02-e.pdf

 

Make equality a priority in the federal budget,
through consultations and gender budgeting projects.
Implement the House of Commons Standing Committee
on the Status of Women’s recommendations on gender budgeting.

*** Equity Analysis Guide
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/analysis.pdf

*** House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s Report
Towards Gender Responsive Budgeting: Rising to the Challenge of Achieving Gender Equality

http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/392/fewo/reports/rp3551119/feworp11/feworp11-e.pdf

*** Culturally Relevant Gender Based Analysis
Native Women’s Association of Canada.
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/nwac.crgba.june1707.pdf

*** Canada’s Social Policy Regime and Women: An Assessment of the Last Decade
- by Janine Brodie & Isabella Bakker (for Status of Women Canada).
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662450870/200703_9780662450870_e.pdf

*** Sixth and Seventh Reports of Canada regarding the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pdp-hrp/docs/cedaw7/cedaw7_e.pdf

*** Report on Status of Women Canada’s On-Line Consultation on Gender Equality (fall 2005)
- by Pavla Selepova (for Status of Women Canada)
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/resources/consultations/ges09-2005/finalreport_e.pdf

 

Reinstate research and advocacy as projects eligible for support through Status of Women Canada. Increase Status of Women Canada’s funding for equality-seeking work.

*** House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s Report
The Impacts of Funding and Program Changes at Status of Women Canada

http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/391/fewo/reports/rp2876038/feworp18/feworp18-e.pdf

*** Federal Funding Changes Hobble Advocacy Efforts
- by
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/federal%20funding%20fallout.pdf

 

Ensure the safety and autonomy of immigrant and refugee women - review laws, policies and practices that increase the vulnerability and dependency of immigrant and refugee women, including the refugee determination process, sponsorship rules etc.


*** Gendering Canada’s Refugee Process,
by Catherine Dauvergne, Leonora C. Angeles & Agnes Huang (for Status of Women Canada)
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662435621/200607_0662435621_e.pdf

*** Report from the First National Conference “Responding to Diversity in the Metropolis: Building an Inclusive Research Agenda”.
Gendering Immigration/Integration: Policy Research Workshop Proceedings and A Selective Review of Policy Research Literature 1987-1996

http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/gendering/gendering_e.pdf


ENSURE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ABORIGINAL WOMEN

 

Ensure that Aboriginal women’s rights keep pace with the rights of non-Aboriginal women, and that changes respond to the priorities specific to Aboriginal women.


*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Aboriginal Women in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Aboriginal%20Women%20in%20New%20BrunswickEN%20May2008.pdf

*** Report on the Aboriginal Women’s Roundtable on Gender Equality
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/abwomenroundtable/010914_e.pdf

*** Social Determinants of Health and Canada’s Aboriginal Women
Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Submission to the
World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/NWAC_WHO-CSDH_Submission2007-06-04.pdf

Ensure matrimonial property rights protect Aboriginal women’s interests.


*** Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/wige/mrp/fam_e.html

*** Matrimonial Real Property Consultations: An Information Kit
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/InformationKit.pdf

*** House of Commons Standing Committee on the
Status of Women’s Report Matrimonial Real Property Rights on Reserve

http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/391/fewo/reports/rp2311018/FEWO_Rpt07/FEWO_Rpt07-e.pdf

*** Reclaiming Our Way of Being: Matrimonial Real Property Solutions Position Paper
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/NWACMRP.pdf

*** Report of the Ministerial Representative on Matrimonial Real Property Issues on Reserves
- by Wendy Grant John
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/rmr_e.pdf

*** Consultation Report on Matrimonial Real Property
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/CR_English.pdf

*** After Marriage Breakdown: Information on the on-reserve matrimonial home
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/AfterMarriageBreakdown.pdf

 

Correct the sexism perpetuated by the Indian Act against Aboriginal women who “married out” in the past.


*** Implementing Bill C-31: A Summary of the Issues
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/ImplementingBill-31_ASummaryofIssues.pdf

*** Equality in the 21st Century: Report of the 2nd National Conference on Bill C-31
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/documents/Equalityinthe21stCentury.pdf

*** How Sharon MacIvor is Taking on the Indian Act
- by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Indian%20women.pdf

 

Support Aboriginal women’s role in Aboriginal self-government.


*** Aboriginal Women, Self-Government, & the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/AboriginalWomenSelfGovCndnChtrofRightsandFreedoms.pdf

*** Aboriginal Women and Self-Determination
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/nwac.self-determination.jun1907.pdf


FUND QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

When three-quarters of Canadian women with children under 6 work outside the home, a national childcare system is critical, for children and the economy.

Invest in a nationwide system for early childhood care and education, built on principles of quality, universal access, affordability, and focus on children’s development.


*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Childcare Services in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Child%20care%20in%20New%20BrunswickEN%20%20Feb2008.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Population & Families in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Population%20Families%20etc%20EN%20June2008%20.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Population of NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/1%20Population%20E%20Jan23.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Hours Spent on Housework, Child Care, and Care to Seniors (by Sex)
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Family%20Responsible%20Flyer%20E.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Women and Family Responsibilities in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/New%20Brunswick%20Women%20and%20Family%20ResponsibilitiesENG%20June2008.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Women and Family Responsibilities in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/5%20Family%20E%20Jan18.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Education in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Education%20Flyer%20E.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Education in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/2%20Education%20E%20Jan10.pdf

 

Recognize that the current Universal Child Care Benefit does not provide equitable access to childcare for families.


*** About the Universal Childcare Benefit
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/goc/universal_child_care.shtml

*** Early Childhood Education and Care in the 2008 Federal Election: Updates
Childcare Research and Resource Unit
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=121428&AA_EX_Session=64a2f3eced6b1e69d693ff9346c05024

*** Canadian early learning and child care and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Childcare Research and Resource Unit
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/op22/op22.pdf

*** Taking Responsibility for Childcare
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/childcare.pdf

*** What Do We Mean By Universality and Accessibility?
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
http://www.ccaac.ca/pdf/resources/factsheets/universality.pdf


LIVABLE INCOME

The most important social determinant of health is income; it is how communities will retain its young people, how families can support themselves and how support networks can be maintained.

Set a livable income.


*** Background Paper: Poverty Issues for Canadian Women
- by Monica Townson (for Status of Women Canada)
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/resources/consultations/ges09-2005/poverty_e.pdf

*** The Dynamics of Women’s Poverty in Canada, Canadian Council on Social Development
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662281594/200003_0662281594_e.pdf

*** Canadian average earnings by province, job type, and gender
http://www.ccsd.ca/factsheets/labour_market/earnings/index.htm

*** Guide to 2008 Before- and After-Tax Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOs)
http://www.ccsd.ca/factsheets/economic_security/poverty/lico_06.htm

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Labour Force in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/NB%20Women%20and%20Paid%20WorkEN%20June2008.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Labour Force in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/NB%20Women%20and%20Paid%20WorkEN%20June2008.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Income & Poverty in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Income%20and%20Poverty%20in%20NB%20EN%20June2008.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Income & Poverty in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/4%20Income%20E%20Jan29.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Total Incomes of Women & Men in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Income%20Poverty%20Flyer%20E.pdf

 

Adopt economic development that benefits both women and men.


*** Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women’s Report
Women’s Economic Independence and Security: A Federal/Provincial/Territorial Strategic Framework

http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/0662655427/200103_0662655427_e.pdf

*** House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s Report
Improving the Economic Security of Women: Time to Act

http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/391/fewo/reports/rp3034875/feworp21/feworp21-e.pdf

*** Shouldn’t We Have a Plan to Reduce Poverty?
- by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/poverty%202008.pdf

*** The 1997 Canada Pension Plan Changes: Implications for Women and Men
- by Adil Sayeed
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662324315/200208_0662324315_e.pdf

 

Enact pay equity legislation for the private sector regulated by the federal government.


*** Pay Equity: A Fundamental Human Right
- by Margot E. Young (for Status of Women Canada)
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/0662327535/200209_0662327535_e.pdf

*** Employment Equity Policy in Canada: An Interprovincial Comparison
Abigail B. Bakan and Audrey Kobayashi
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662281608/200003_0662281608_e.pdf

*** The Gender Wage Gap in New Brunswick
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/GENDER_WAGE_GAP_NB_FINAL_REPORT_EN.pdf

*** Samples Demonstration on the Value of Occupational Equivalents
http://www.genderwork.ca/cms/displayarticle.php?sid=18&aid=56&partid=1037

 

Recognize the diversity of work that contributes to society, including women’s non-paid work.


*** Conceptual Guide to Unpaid Work
http://www.genderwork.ca/cms/displayarticle.php?sid=18&aid=56

*** Women and Unpaid Work
http://unpac.ca/economy/unpaidwork.html

*** Valuing Unpaid Work
ht
tp://unpac.ca/economy/valuingunpaidwork.html

*** Alternative Economic Measures
http://unpac.ca/economy/altmeasures.html

*** Unpaid Work and Macroeconomics: New Discussions, New Tools for Action
- by Isabella Bakker
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662636074/199808_0662636074_e.pdf

*** The 1996 Census Unpaid Work Data Evaluation Study
Statistics Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662280180/200003_0662280180_e.pdf

*** The Changing Nature of Home Care and Its Impact on Women's Vulnerability to Poverty
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
===>Part. 1:
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662280857/199911_0662280857_1_e.pdf

===>Part. 2 (Survey & Findings):
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662280857/199911_0662280857_2_e.pdf

===>Pt. 3 (Conclusion & Recommendations):
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662280857/199911_0662280857_3_e.pdf

 

Set and fund national standards for social programs.


*** Low Income Cut-Offs Versus Poverty Measures
- by Scott Gilbreath
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/nov97/gilbreat.pdf

*** Costly Welfare Policy is Counterproductive
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/economic%20unit%20Jan%2010%202008.pdf

*** Benefiting Canada’s Children: Perspectives on Gender and Social Responsibility
- by Christa Freiler and Judy Cerny (for the Child Poverty Action Group).
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662634691/199803_0662634691_e.pdf

*** Enabling Income: CPP Disability Benefits and Women with Disabilities
- by Tanis Doe and Sally Kimpson
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662279247/199910_0662279247_e.pdf

*** Women’s Experiences of Social Programs for People with Low Incomes – Fact Sheet
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/indexFrame_e.htm

*** Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW).
Integrating the Voices of Low-Income Women Into Policy Discussions on the Canada Social Transfer

http://www.criaw-icref.ca/CST_FINAL_REPORT.pdf


COMMIT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

 

Meet basic housing needs by extending affordable housing programs and anti-homelessness programs.

 

Implement a comprehensive national housing strategy, coordinated across all provinces and territories, with goals to build universally accessible social housing units, increase housing subsidies, and meet Aboriginal people’s needs both on- and off-reserve.


*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Income & Poverty in NB

http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Income%20and%20Poverty%20in%20NB%20EN%20June2008.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Income & Poverty in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/4%20Income%20E%20Jan29.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Population, Families, and Living Arrangements in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Population%20Families%20etc%20EN%20June2008%20.pdf

*** Background Document on Aboriginal Women and Housing for the Canada-Aboriginal Peoples Roundtable Sectoral Follow-Up Session on Housing
Native Women’s Association of Canada
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/NWAC_BgPaper_e.pdf

 

Acknowledge women's specific, gendered housing needs, especially in cases where violence and abuse have compromised the safety of their homes.


*** On Her Own: Young Women and Homelessness in Canada
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662318986/200303_0662318986_e.pdf

*** Housing Policy Options for Women Living in Urban Poverty: An Action Research Project in Three Canadian Cities
- Marge Reitsma-Street et al.
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0660613417/200102_0660613417_e.pdf

*** Left in the Cold: Women, Health, and the Demise of Social Housing Polices
- by Darlene Rude & Kathleen Thompson
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/leftInTheCold.pdf

*** Building Capacity: Enhancing Women’s Economic Participation Through Housing
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662286154/200009_0662286154_e.pdf

 

Integrate housing policy with other social policy.


ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

 

Recognize the link between violence and the inequality of women and girls.

 

Invest in violence prevention.

Include in decision-making workers, and especially front-line workers, in women’s centres, shelters, and transition houses. Support funding increases for the equality-seeking organizations that are experts in eliminating violence in our communities.


*** Assessing Violence Against Women: A Statistical Profile
Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/0662331664/200212_0662331664_e.pdf

*** The Family Violence Initiative Performance Report 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2004-Family-Violence-Initiative_E.pdf

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Violence Against Women in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Violence%20Against%20Women%20in%20New%20BrunswickEN%20August2008%20.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Violence Against Women in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/9%20Violence%20Jan22.pdf

*** Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Protection%20against%20violence%20legislation%20April%202004.pdf

*** Violence by the Numbers
- by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Violence%202008%20RC%20FINAL.pdf

*** Immigrant Women and Wife Assault
- by Maria Rosa Pinedo & Ana Maria Santinoli
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/immigrant_women.html


ACCESS TO JUSTICE

 

Criminal law legal aid, accessed mostly by men, is cost-shared by federal and provincial governments, but not civil legal aid.

 

Fund access to civil legal aid.
Hold provinces and territories to national standards of access to legal aid and courts.


*** Civil Legal Aid and Women
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/LEGAL%20AID%20FINAL.pdf

*** Getting a Foot in the Door: Women, Civil Legal Aid and Access to Justice
- by Lisa Addario
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/footinthedoor/footinthedoor_e.pdf


IMPROVE MATERNITY & PARENTAL BENEFITS

 

Improve the current Employment Insurance–based system for maternity and parental benefits by increasing access to benefits for parents who are self-employed or in non-standard work arrangements.


*** Service Canada Online Maternity and Parental Benefits Page
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/special.shtml

*** Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits for Canadians, Women’s Network PEI
http://www.wnpei.org/improvingparben.html

*** Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits for Women outside of Québec: Proposals for Law Reform, August 2007
- by Rachel Cox, with Ruth Rose

http://www.nawl.ca/ns/en/publications.html#research

*** Mothers as Earners, Mothers as Carers: Responsibility for Children, Social Policy and the Tax System
- by Christa Freiler et al.
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662655206/200103_0662655206_e.pdf

*** Re/Working Benefits: Continuation of Non-Cash Benefits and Support for Single Mothers and Disabled Women
- by Tanis Doe & Doris Rajan
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662670515/200302_0662670515_e.pdf

 

Improve the value and duration of benefits for families that give birth to or adopt a child.

 

Implement the recommendations on parental benefits of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women.


*** Interim Report on the Maternity and Parental Benefits Under Employment Insurance: The Exclusion of Self-Employed Workers
House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women
http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/committee/381/fewo/reports/rp2148183/FEWO_Rpt05/FEWO_Rpt05-e.pdf


ACT FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

 

Ensure that women in all regions of Canada have access to medical care, as promised in the Canada Health Act. That includes providing access to abortions.

 

*** Social Determinants of Health and Canada’s Aboriginal Women
Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Submission to the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
http://www.nwac-hq.org/en/documents/NWAC_WHO-CSDH_Submission2007-06-04.pdf

*** Women and Charter of Health Rights & Responsibilities
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Health_Charter_2005ENG.pdf

*** Women and the Future of Health Care in Canada
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/healthcareenglish.pdf

*** Living Well: Aboriginal Women, Cultural Identity and Wellness
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/livingWell.pdf

*** Women and Health: Experiences in Rural Regional Health Authority
- by Jan Roberts & Marcelle Falk
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/rha.pdf

*** Abortion Access in Canada – Abortion Coverage by Region
http://www.prochoice.org/canada/regional.html

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – New Brunswick Women and Health
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/New%20Brunswick%20Women%20and%20HealthENJune%202008.pdf

*** Report Card Chapter (2008) – Health in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/3%20Health%20E%20Jan29.pdf

 

Require gender analysis in government’s planning for the healthcare system.

 

*** What’s Sex and Gender Got to Do With It? Integrating Sex and Gender into Health Research
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/pdf_25530.htm

*** Sex, Gender and Women’s Health
- by Lorraine Greaves (for the Canadian Institute of Health Research)
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/cihrreport.pdf

*** A Full Measure: Towards a Comprehensive Model for the Measurement of Women’s Health
- by Colleen Reid (for the BC Center of Excellence for Women’s Health)
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/afullmeasure.pdf

*** Reading Romanow: The Implications of the Final Report of The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada for Women
The National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/reading-romanow.pdf

*** Just the facts, ma’am… A Women’s Guide for Understanding Evidence about Health and Health Care
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/evidenceen.pdf

*** Bringing Women and Gender Into “Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comprehensive Health Indicators 2004”
- by Kay Wilson & Beth Jackson (for the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women)
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/womengenderhealthindicators.pdf


INCREASE FEMALE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

 

Take measures to support women to run for and serve in elected office.


*** Women in Canadian Federal Politics – Fast Facts
http://www.equalvoice.ca/uploads/392_479c9e5aab17b.pdf

*** International Database of Women’s Representation in National Governments
http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

*** Report Card Fact Sheet (2008) – Women and Positions of Influence in NB
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Women%20and%20Positions%20of%20Influence%20in%20New%20BrunswickEN%20June2008.pdf

 

Take measures to ensure political parties are making progress towards a fair representation of women among its candidates. Ensure women are fairly represented in the most influential Cabinet portfolios.

 

*** The Canada Challenge – Tracking 2008 Federal Nominations by Gender
http://www.equalvoice.ca/uploads/390_479a3973d1cf1.pdf

*** Women in Parliament
- by Julie Cool (for the Library of Parliament, Political & Social Affairs Division)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/prb0562-e.pdf

*** Women in Politics: Still Searching for an Equal Voice
- by Ann Wicks and Raylene Lang-Dion
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Infoparl/31/1/31n1_08e_Wicks-Lang-Dion.pdf

*** Equal Voice: Electing More Women in Canada
- by Ann Wicks and Raylene Lang-Dion
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Infoparl/30/1/30n1_07e_Wicks-Lang-Dion.pdf

 

Examine democratic and legislative processes to eliminate barriers to women. Undertake electoral and democratic reform.

 

*** Fair Vote Canada. Voting Systems: We Have Choices!
http://www.fairvotecanada.org/files/Make%20Every%20Vote%20Count%20-%20Pt%202%20-%20jan%2005_0.pdf

*** Is Every Ballot Equal? Visible-Minority Vote Dilution in Canada
- by Michael Pal and Sujit Choudhry
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=958057

*** Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada
Law Commission of Canada
http://www.fairvote.ca/files/VotingCountsElectoralReformforCanada.pdf

*** Thérèse Arseneau. The Representation of Women and Aboriginal Peoples Under PR
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/nov97/arseneau.pdf

Source:
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women

 

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