ICYMI: Highlights from the federal auditor general’s latest report – Gender-based analysis

Not terribly surprising that the government’s implementation has been hit and miss.

Will be interesting to see how the new government, under Status of Women Minister Hajdu, implements its mandate commitment, and whether this gets broadened to include other aspects of diversity, particularly visible minorities:

Work with the Privy Council Office to ensure that a gender-based analysis is applied to proposals before they arrive at Cabinet for decision-making. –

The OAG summary:

Some 20 years after gender-based analysis was first adopted, only a relative handful of federal departments and agencies use the tool to analyze how policy decisions might impact women and men differently; for those that do, the analyses are often incomplete or inconsistent.

There is no mandatory requirement subjecting policy, legislation and program decisions to gender-based analysis.

Source: Highlights from the federal auditor general’s latest report – Macleans.ca

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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