Pay Equity Task Force Recommendations Act

An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 4, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment requires the Government of Canada to take the measures necessary to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.

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Pay Equity Task Force Recommendations ActRoutine Proceedings

February 4th, 2009 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen NDP London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-284, An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.

Mr. Speaker, the right to equal pay for work of equal value is a basic human right. Although pay equity is protected in Canada by the Canadian Human Rights Act, pay equity in Canada is not a reality for Canadian women.

Proactive pay equity legislation helps to compensate women for the historic devaluation of women's work. Traditionally women have worked in undervalued and underpaid occupations, like caregiving, cleaning and nursing. Canada must implement effective pay equity legislation to advance women's equality.

Pay inequity has wide-reaching negative social and economic consequences for all women and their families. That is the reason for this legislation. We need proactive pay equity, as outlined in the 2004 pay equity report, and a pay equity commissioner to end the disparity experienced by Canadian women.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)