Federal Budget 2018: Feminist flop or bona fide budget?

The federal Liberal government presented an “Equality and Growth” budget last week.

What does that mean, exactly? Does it do anything to promote equal economic opportunities – or outcomes – for women in this country? How might we view this budget in the context of the Liberal government and its past actions to advance the status of women? And is this a budget document…or a marketing document?

The Broadcast welcomes freelance journalist Jen Gerson to the show to break down the feminist bona fides of the latest federal budget.

Also, on this show, we celebrate the new $10 bill — featuring Viola Desmond, a black Nova Scotian who refused to leave her seat in the whites-only section of a movie theatre in 1946. She was thrown in jail and fined.  The Nova Scotia government didn’t issue an apology until after her death.

Also, Italy has just finished a messy election. We talk about the experiences of politician Laura Boldrini, which tells us so much about the state of political discussions in Italy today.


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