Economic Equality: Myths and Realities

Myth: “People overuse Employment Insurance and that’s why there needs to be stricter restrictions.”
Myth: “If people have access to free money, they won’t be motivated to work. Tax dollars shouldn’t go to them.”
Myth: “It’s unnecessary to have EI, people should have savings for that.”
Myth: “Most women choose to work part-time. Why should we change EI to suit their lifestyle choices?”
Myth: All women experience the same gender pay gap.
Myth: The kind of work women choose to do is paid less than the kind men choose to do. It’s their choice.
Myth: The gender wage gap doesn’t exist in Canada.
Myth: Women should get better training and education if they want to be paid as much as men.