Pay Gap in Manitoba - New Report Launched at Press Conference on April 27th, 2023.

April 26, 2023

For Immediate Release (Winnipeg, Treaty One): A new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is being launched at a press conference:


Tired of Waiting: Rectifying Manitoba’s Pay Gap

Press Conference

10:00 AM CST,

Thursday April 27th

Room 103, Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB. 


Women and racialized people were on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the health and services sector; this research was done to understand how these workers can gain a stronger economic footing going forward.


The report includes a statistical analysis of the pay gap in Manitoba between men and women, by race, occupation, industries, education, and age. 


The report includes a legislative review of federal and provincial legislation. It includes recommendations to achieve substantive equality and eliminate the pay gap. 


Tired of Waiting: Rectifying Manitoba’s Pay Gap is by Anna Evans-Boudreau, Oyindamola Alaka, Lorna Turnbull, Jesse Hajer, Natalie Dandenault and Kristine Barr.


About the Authors

Anna Evans-Boudreau is a second-year law student at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba and is the Chair of Robson Hall’s Feminist Legal Forum.


Oyindamola Alaka is a community organizer and advocate.


Lorna A Turnbull has been working for gender equality, including income equality, all her professional life. She is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.


Jesse Hajer is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Labour Studies at the University of Manitoba and a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba. 


Natalie Dandeneault is a graduate student in Economics at the University of Manitoba.


Kristine Barr practices union-side labour law with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in the Manitoba regional office, frequently appearing before arbitrators and administrative tribunals. 

About the CCPA

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent research institute active Nationally since 1980 and in Manitoba since 1997. Research is peer-reviewed. 


Media contact: Molly McCracken, 204-803-0047; [email protected] 


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