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Oxfam Canada: Lauren Ravon and Pay-Equity Legislation

oxfam canada: Lauren Ravon, director of policy and campaigns for Oxfam Canada, says overall the Trudeau government is making good progress in advancing its feminist agenda, which she says is cause for celebration, according to CTV. Some of the major milestones that we hit in 2018 are really significant, she said. The charity released its 2019 feminist scorecard before International Women's Day on Friday, assessing steps the government took between March 2018 and February 2019 to make meaningful progress toward gender equity. We got pay-equity legislation, gender-budgeting legislation -- these are things that will make a difference in people's lives. But while the Liberal government's feminist words have translated into new policies and initiatives, they have not had serious money put behind them, Ravon said. Ravon pointed also to the introduction of the first-ever Poverty Reduction Act, the creation of the Department of Women and Gender Equality and the doubling of funding for Canadian women's movements as other wins over the last year in advancing women's rights in Canada. ( As reported in the news.