I am not sure we should celebrate yet. Out of 19 countries, Canada scored best for females because we have “free” medical services, “paid” maternity leave and don’t suffer as much death on birthing, murder and rape as women in 18 other countries. I am also most proud that Canada (and not the USA) has signed the international law that protects women (the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women: CEDAW). I am not thrilled that we still have so little political participation and such low pay and high poverty among women. We still have a ways to go. [Source: TrustLaw, Vancouver Sun, 14 June 12]
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