Equal Pay Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It symbolizes how far into the year the average woman must work in order to have earned what the average man had earned the entire previous year.
In Canada, Equal Pay Day is April 12, 2022.
To mark Equal Pay Day, Ontario’s party leaders Andrea Horwath, Steven Del Duca, and Mike Schreiner will participate in a province-wide Party Leaders Debate on Women’s Economic Equality.
The Leaders’ Debate will be hosted by journalist Nam Kiwanuka and livestreamed from 7:00pm–9:00pm across multiple video-streaming platforms.
Viewers can watch the debate live on Youtube or Facebook, in English or French. Both livestreams will be closed-captioned.