Christian groups give gender-based budget mixed reviews
The Liberal government tabled Canada’s first gender-based budget Feb. 27, gets mixed reviews from think tanks devoted to Christian social teaching.
While Citizens for Public Justice, a Christian social justice think tank, applauded the move as a “step forward,” CPJ’s executive director Joe Gunn said the “ambition wasn’t huge in this case.”
“There are many more things the government could do to make a gender-based budget really sing,” Gunn said.
One key element would be a universal daycare system, but CPJ’s budget analysis pointed out the $7.5 billion allotted over 11 years “is far from the universal access required to ensure that women