New Brunswick 2019 Provincial Budget Analysis from a Femme Wonk

“This budget lacks a real move towards equity. As has become the custom with this government, gender equality seems non-existent. Much of the changes to this budget would have benefited from a gender based analysis. It is unfortunate that forward momentum on gender equality seems to be off the table. Small steps like an increase in wages for home support workers are met with set backs like the lack of desire to discuss pay equity. Just because you are supporting one section of the population doesn't mean that others have to lose.”

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