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COVID-19 threatens gender equality in Canadian business – Mortgage Broker News

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2020165 Views

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing gender equality in Canadian workplaces at grave risk, according to Pamela Jeffery, founder of The Prosperity Project.

“Five months into the pandemic, the warning lights for female participation in the workplace are flashing furiously as progress made toward gender equality over the past 60 years is at risk of vanishing,” Jeffery said in a contribution to The Globe and Mail.

Citing a recent study by the Royal Bank of Canada, Jeffery said that “women’s labour force participation is at its lowest level in three decades. As the economy recovers, women are returning to work at a slower pace than men and are more likely to fall out of the work force over time.”

These issues have a particularly large impact on women of colour, as well as First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women, Jeffery said.

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