Ottawa – The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today issued the following statement on the passage of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, which includes legislation to create the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE):
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, which includes legislation to create the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE)
“As we celebrate Women’s History Month, including International Day of the Girl on October 11 and Persons Day on October 18, let’s take the opportunity to recognize the women and girls in Canada who have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our country’s history with this year’s theme, #MakeAnImpact.
On Persons Day, we celebrate an important milestone in the struggle for women’s participation in Canadian political life. On this day, which takes place during Women’s History Month, we honour the Famous Five – Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung and Irene Parlby, courageous Canadian women who won a hard-fought battle for gender equality and those who continue this work today.
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, together with the Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, and the Minister of Status of Women, Maryam Monsef, issued the following statement today.
“On International Women's Day, all Canadians are invited to celebrate women’s contributions to our country. While we have made significant progress toward achieving gender equality, we know much more work is needed to end discrimination, toxic workplaces, and gender bias throughout our society.