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Survey shows women fear AI, automation job loss

A recent survey commissioned by the Ranstad Canada company echoes other surveys and information that automation and AI (artificial intelligence) could result in significant job loss. The survey found that 30 per cent of women working in a wide variety» 

Health

Alcohol killing more women in Canada

A report on the state of public health in Canada found that between  2011 and 2017 states there was a 26 per cent increase in alcohol-attributed deaths among women. At the same time there was a five per cent increase» 

Environment, International

Canada supports African women in climate talks

The governments of Canada and France are holding a training workshop on climate negotiations for 15 French-speaking negotiators on climate change from sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop takes place in Dakar, Senegal from October 22 to 25, 2018. The goal is» 

Society

Scant few women reach the top of corporate Canada

An analysis of Canada’s top 60 companies shows that not one of them was headed by a woman and two-thirds of them did not even include one woman among the top earners. There has been pressure on corporations to improve» 

International, Politics

G7 meeting in Canada, Trudeau defends costs

Meeting with reporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the heavy costs of hosting the G7 meeting in a small town in the province of Quebec on June 8-9, 2018. Because Canada holds the G7 presidency this year, the government has» 

Health, Society

Heart disease and stroke cutting women’s lives short: campaign

‘Time for women to stop dying unnecessarily’ Heart disease and stroke claim the life of a woman in Canada every 17 minutes and “sex and gender blinders have caused too many women’s lives to be cut short,” according to the» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gender gap in STEMM will persist without intervention: study

More women are studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) but they are not closing the gender gap when it comes to publishing, according to a new study.  Researchers analysed 10 million academic» 

Health, International, Society

Festivulve in Montreal

In celebration of women’s “private parts” It’s billed as a fun yet educative event, a festival, to celebrate vaginas and it seems it’s unique and could be a sort of world first in that regard. Organiser Mel Goyer says it’s» 

Society

Women’s Day: progress in Canada but more to be done

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased with progress being made on gender equality in Canada but vows to continue to press for progress. Still feeling unsafe, says activist “We know that some women and girls in Canada continue to feel» 

Health

Women dying of heart disease unnecessarily: report

The advocacy group, Heart & Stroke, says too many women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease in Canada. It adds “they have been left behind because they are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and under-supported during recovery.” And not»