Ottawa’s pay equity scheme out the window

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/20/2002

Ottawa is trashing a pay equity strategy it has been working on for five years, calling it “unworkable,” after spending millions of dollars on project start-up costs.

“Our system for evaluating and compensating work has not kept pace with the modern world,” said Lucienne Robillard, president of the Treasury Board.

However, she added, the government remains committed to the principles of pay equity.