In March 2022, the Coalition worked with Environics Research to explore Ontarians’ knowledge of women’s pay inequalities, and to gauge opinions on proposed policy solutions to address this economic disparity.
- 85% of Ontarians stated that it is important for the Ontario government to do more to promote women’s economic equality, with 60% stating that it is very important.
- 88% of Ontarians stated that it is important to women’s economic equality to ensure decent wages for women working in publicly funded care work and community and social services.
Ontarians also stated that the following policies were important to women’s economic equality:
- an affordable housing strategy (87%)
- mandating permanent paid sick days (81%)
- raising the minimum wage to a living wage (80%)
- increasing funding to promote well-being for Indigenous women and their communities (77%)
- implementing the Pay Transparency Act (81%)
81% of Ontarians agreed that to rebuild the economy after the pandemic, the Ontario government should increase funding to public services that provide care to Ontarians.
76% of Ontario agreed that “to rebuild the economy after the pandemic, the Ontario government should increase taxes on the wealthiest Ontarians.”