The post encouraged more women to put up photos of themselves with their "male allies" with the hashtag #TomorrowInHand. The only problem is that since it's International Women's Day, some people are accusing her taking focus away from women.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on Quebec talk show La semaine des 4 Julie Thursday evening and opened up ever so slightly about his early relationship with his wife Sophie.
Host Julie Snyder pressed Trudeau about his dating life in his youth. Trudeau admitted he wasn't "quick" with girls, including Sophie. "We took our time to make sure [she] was the right one and I was the right one," he said of the relationship.
But their slow start seems to have been about more than compatibility. "We were both in a bit of a complicated phase in our personal lives," Trudeau said, appearing to choose his words carefully.
He went on: "When I met this girl I knew that this was something serious with enormous potential. I didn't want to go too fast. I didn't want to miss my chance."
"I had a few things in my life to sort out before I could focus just on her," he added, grinning and stumbling slightly.
"Like a contestant on Occupation Double, you had to be single?" Snyder asked, referring to the hit Quebec reality competition in which eccentric castmembers search for love.
"You could say that," the prime minister answered, seeming to gesture in the affirmative.
If you’re a woman living in Canada, you may want to leave Montreal and head to Gatineau. Or even Victoria, B.C., as both cities are demonstrably better for women to live in than Montreal, or any other city in Canada.
According toa report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, dubbed “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2017,” some Canadian cities don’t exactly favour the female sex.
Assessing the differences in opportunity between men and women in Canada’s 25 largest cities, the report ranks each metropolis from worst to best, as the title would suggest.
Factors such as economic security, education, health resources, and women in positions of political power and leadership were used to grant scores to each city.
Victoria, B.C. came out with the #1 top spot, with Gatineau, QC a close second. Windor, ON, came dead last, largely due to major differences in employment between men and women, making it the place to avoid if you’re a woman in Canada.
Montreal did OK overall, achieving a mid-level rank of 15.
Out of the scoring categories, Montreal performed modestly, save for education and employment, where our fair city did fairly well.
The study says that, on average, women’s wages are higher than that of men in Montreal. Compared to the national average, women make higher wages in Montreal whereas men make a bit less.
That doesn’t mean women make more money than men in Montreal. While Montreal women enjoy a “smaller than average wage gap” than most Canadian females, women in Montreal still only earn 79% of what men do, overall.
But again, that is a better figure than other cities in Canada.
When it comes to education, however, women perform better than men across the board.
Women living in Montreal are more likely to complete high school, CEGEP, or college, says the report. And women are just as likely as men to have completed a university degree, something not quite seen in other Canadian cities.
Cities in Quebec actually do more for women than the rest of Canada, for the most part. Quebec City received a place in the top ten, at #6.
This is especially true when it comes to wages and employment, says the report. But that’s in the public sector. When it comes to the private sector, both Montreal and Quebec City are at “the bottom of the ranks.”
So where should you be living in Canada if you’re a woman? Well, wherever you want, really. But if you want to take the findings of this report into account, check out the full ranking of cities below.
1. Victoria 2. Gatineau 3. Hamilton 4. Kingston 5. Vancouver 6. Québec City 7. St. John’s 8. Sherbrooke 9. Halifax 10. Toronto 11. Ottawa 12. London 13. Kelowna 14. Abbotsford-Mission 15. Montréal 16. St. Catharines-Niagara 17. Winnipeg 18. Edmonton 19. Saskatoon 20. Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo 21. Regina 22. Calgary 23. Barrie 24. Oshawa 25. Windsor
A video is making the rounds on Facebook this week where a group of Muslims held a prayer while visiting Park Safari, and the reaction so far has been pretty appalling. (Video can be seen at the bottom of this article)