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Waterloo region reacts to Trudeau government’s 3rd budget

CBC with Tammy Schirle 03 March 2018

Trudeau’s government tabled its third budget this week and political leaders in Waterloo region were paying attention to how much money would trickle down to local municipalities.

The government stated that the entire 2018 budget was informed by a gender-based analysis.

Tammy Schirle, director of The Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis, said it was a good first step toward gauging how policies might affect men and women differently.

“Overall, when we look at some of the policies that were put forward, some of them look more like baby steps than big leaps forward, but there’s clear progress here on how we’re thinking about budgets and gender equity,” she told Norris.