Liberals' 1st gender-sensitive budget identifies gaps, funds possible fixes
Sixty measures in the 2017 federal budget affect men and women differently, according to analyses presented for the first time in their own budget chapter, on an equal footing with other chapters dedicated to tax fairness and the government's much-discussed skills and innovation strategy.
Morneau's determined to get more women participating in the workforce. Currently, they make up 51 per cent of the population but 47 per cent of the labour force. Gender-focused economic strategy could bring that number up.
The government also launched an analysis tool to that effect in May 2017 called GBA+.