The OHRC has followed up with restaurant owners a year after making news about improper dress codes, Atlantic provinces are looking at legislation for pay equity, the government of Quebec has announced new funding for roads, the CMHC has released February’s new home construction data, and NAIT is working to change demographics in the skilled trades. Here are the top stories of the week:

  1. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has found that restaurants are responding to their call to update dress codes for female employees by creating new policies. Via The Toronto Star
  2. Thanks to a private member’s motion, the Newfoundland and Labrador government has begun working on legislation that supports pay equity for women. Via CBC News
  3. The Quebec government is making a big investment into Montreal’s road system that will be completed over the next 2 years. Via CTV News
  4. New home construction data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows an increase in February with southern Ontario showing the most growth. Via The Waterloo Record
  5. Women are still underrepresented in the skilled trades sector, but the North Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is working to attract more women to their programs. Via CBC News

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