Tammy Lilien and Peter Cheeseman are the human faces of a Statistics Canada study on labour market conditions for young people over the past 30 years.
Ms. Lilien, 29, is the new owner of a condo in downtown Toronto, she has a full-time gig at Sunnybrook Hospital and other than a $1,000 monthly mortgage payment, has no debt. Mr. Cheeseman is a 25-year-old struggling to find a job as a steelworker in Hamilton.
They want it all, and they want it now. A new Pew poll, reported by The Journal, shows young women seeming to surpass young men in ambition. About two-thirds of women between ages 18 and 34 cited a high-paying career among their top life priorities, compared with just 59% of young men, the Pew Research ...
Beginning next year, the RCMP is aiming for the first time to enrol just as many women as men in its training academy in Regina.
Some observers are skeptical whether there’s enough interest among women to reach the 50 per cent recruitment target — especially when a “masculine culture” still pervades the force.
But officials say they are determined to get the makeup of the force to be more representative of the communities they serve.
‘Women on the Tools’ is aiming to increase the number of women embarking on careers in trade roles. Currently, around 11 percent of the 1.5 million people working in the construction-related industries are women, yet only 2 percent are employed in manual trades.
The campaign is targeting dramatically increasing this number to ensure women make up 50 percent of all those working in manual trades.
A new report from The Guardian's Abigail Haworth quotes a shocking statistic from the Japan Family Planning Association (JFPA) that 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact." 25% of Japanese men feel the same way, according to the JFPA.
In what is likely the most disappointing, if not unexpected, news of the day, we find that according to a just released Pew Research study, a substantial majority, or 56% of Americans, "say the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism." Only 41% object to having every phone conversation intercepted, investigated, analyzed, and r