Montreal Ranked #9 Best City To Be A Woman In Canada
Let's hear it for the girls.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a new study looking at the quality of life for women across this great country of ours, and I'm happy to say that Quebec absolutely dominated the rankings, with 3 of our cities landing in the top 10.
Montreal came in at 9th place, with Quebec City in 3rd and Gatineau in 2nd - not too shabby if you ask me. The study looked at the top 25 metropolitan areas in Canada and compared men and women in five different areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security and education.
According to the report, the reason Quebec did so well is because we have quite a few policies in places that specifically address the challenges that women can face when balancing work and family life, including subsidized child care, more generous parental leave benefits, and paternity leave.
In Montreal in particular, women are more likely than men to finish high school, equally as likely to complete university, and there is a lower than average gap between men's and women's level of poverty. We do, however, have a higher than average amount of partner violence - so I guess there's always something to work on.