Editorial: Young and homeless
It’s called “aging out.” It’s when a child in provincial foster care gets too old to stay in care, and ends up almost on their own.
As I listened last week to leaders from the Nordic countries competing with each other over the issue of achieving gender equality, the stubbornness of the gender pay gap, and why sustained government action is required, I was struck by how much effort in Canada we still have to put into merely explaining why our governments should act to implement and enforce pay equity.
Lana Payne is the Atlantic director for Unifor. She can be reached by email at email@example.com. Twitter: @lanampayne Her column returns in two weeks.