Women and children in Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper just spoke to the World Economic Forum in Davos and noted, toward the end of the speech, that the well-being of women and children was indeed a top priority for Canada this year.
By coincidence, the World Economic Forum has been tracking how well Canada itself has been doing on this front, domestically speaking, through the annual Gender Gap report. And as it turns out, Canada has been slipping in the rankings since 2006 -- when the forum started its annual reporting on the gender gap. We've gone from 14th place in the world (among more than 100 nations) to #25 in 2009.