Canada urged to quell discrimination against women after fall in UN ranking

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Activists have called on Canadian leaders to introduce concrete policies to confront discrimination against women and girls after the country fell from first to 25th in the United Nation’s gender equality ranking.

The criticism comes as the United Nations holds its 65th annual meeting to eliminate gender discrimination, and just a few months after the country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was praised for a speech to the UN in New York, where he said, “I am a feminist.”

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