Provincial Party Leaders’ Debate on Women’s Economic Equality
Tuesday, April 12 is Equal Pay Day, a global event to draw attention to the gender pay gap.
To mark Equal Pay Day this year, as co-chairs of the Equal Pay Coalition, Assistant Professor Fay C Faraday and Jan Borowy (Osgoode graduate) have organized a Provincial Party Leaders’ Debate on Women’s Economic Equality moderated by journalist Nam Kiwanuka from TVO’s The Agenda. It will be filmed live before a small studio audience and will be live streamed across the province on multiple platforms from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.
This is the first-ever political leaders debate on women’s economic issues in Ontario, and only the second ever in Canada. The only other leaders debate on women’s issues was held during the federal election in 1984.
Here are the links to the live streams in English and with live French interpretation. All channels will also have closed captioning:
YouTube English-language live stream: https://youtu.be/P_F3Cp_wa1M
YouTube French interpretation live stream: https://youtu.be/lUk8LYQi3IU
Facebook Live English-language live stream: https://fb.me/e/3bcz2hzmD
Facebook Live French interpretation live stream: https://fb.me/e/4jUWgKPm5
About the Equal Pay Coalition: Since 1976, the non-partisan Equal Pay Coalition has been the main advocate for women’s pay equity in Ontario that unites more than 40 women’s groups, trade unions, community groups and business organizations representing hundreds of thousands of women in Ontario.
About Equal Pay Day: Equal Pay Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It symbolizes how far into the year the average woman must work in order to have earned what the average man had earned the entire previous year. In Canada, Equal Pay Day is April 12, 2022.