Canada’s Justin Trudeau tells Davos: tackle inequality or risk failure

Canadian prime minister says employing more women is the smart thing to do

Canada’ PM Justin Trudeau

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has challenged leaders of the world’s biggest corporations to hire more women and to tackle sexual harassment as he warned that a business-as-usual approach to tackling inequality would lead to failure for everyone.

In a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trudeau said hiring, promoting and retaining more women was the key to narrowing the “staggering” gap between rich and poor.   

Business leaders at the annual WEF meeting in Switzerland have enjoyed an increase in wealth in the past year as a result of rising stock markets but the Canadian premier asked whether they wanted “to live in gated enclaves while those around them struggle”

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  • Linda  On 01/24/2018 at 7:34 am

    He’s looking for the female vote for the next election. Don’t judge Justin Trudeau by his school boy look. He’s a political animal…..learned well from his Dad.

  • walter  On 01/24/2018 at 8:55 am

    Political Animal???? Is that code for crooked SOB??? then BINGO

  • Deen  On 01/24/2018 at 5:17 pm

    Justin Trudeau has demonstrated a lot of effective leadership qualities. He’s compassionate and cares about people, his country and the world. Much unlike lack of leadership in the US and elsewhere. Justin Treadeau may be young but he shows great intelligence and maturity among his peers. Canadians are fortunate to have such a great leader!

  • walter  On 01/24/2018 at 10:42 pm

    HAAAAAAAAAAA now that’s entertainment

  • Mark  On 01/25/2018 at 8:48 pm

    Justin Trudeau is a joke. His office sends billions of dollars in foreign aid to encourage abortion, but right at the federal level, thousands of Canadians have to wait YEARS for cancer treatment or hip replacement surgery.

    The unspoken truth about living as an immigrant to Canada is that the government aid that one receives when in poverty is no different than the Reagan-era welfare reform laws which discriminated against visible minorities.

    If an immigrant is lucky enough to avoid the bureaucracy of receiving government aid by finding stable work, working 50 hours a week on minimum wage will not pay for shelter and basic essentials because rental costs are through the roof in Canada.

    Justin Trudeau can pay his way to promote a favourable image of himself as a compassionate leader to the world, but his government fails at helping its own Canadians who are TAXPAYERS and are CITIZENS of Canada.

    Cities like Vancouver have a very high rate of homelessness because of foreign investor speculation in real estate from China and Hong Kong related territories.

    Cities like Toronto are crime-ridden because homeless drug addicts have nothing at loss if they squat in other’s condo stairwells or vandalize property.

    I wouldn’t discuss the social and moral ills of the Federal Liberal government, but everyone already knows what Justin Trudeau promotes when he takes part in Gay Pride parades across Canada every summer.

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