The lack of an early childhood education and child-care program, the inequities that exist for women in the EI program and the pay gap between women and men have left Canadian women struggling.
Whether we have hit bottom or not, the employment numbers suggest that resilient Canadians, despite the odds, are somehow managing to grow a new economy from the bottom up.
We need more than financial stability. We need an ethical financial sector whose commitment to shared prosperity equals its desire for stability.
When workers appear in news about the current crisis, it's mostly as victims, collateral damage to impersonal forces like the economy, credit freezes or globalization.