Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "I'm absolutely a feminist,


"Yes, absolutely, I'm a feminist," Poppy Harlow of CNN said the last episode of the Boss Archives. "Because a feminist is someone who believes men and women must be equal and who thinks we have to do a lot more work to get there."

It's a Confidence Trudeau says she has been very much informed about her work as Prime Minister. It became very clear after his appointment in 2015, when he commissioned 50% of men and 50% of women – a first in the history of the office.

Trudeau says his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, taught him the importance of defending the rights of others. But he tells his mother and his wife to shape him into the feminism he is today.

"I, at one point, said to my wife, Sophie, that it was really important for me to raise our daughter Ella-Grace, to be feminists," he says. "And he said," Yes, and your sons? "Because I have both sons and I said," Oh, yes, I suppose I have to make them as feminists. "

Last year, Trudeau introduced a new parental care allowance, which provides for additional five-year leave for mothers and fathers when they both agree to spend time.

"You create more parenting and investment in things like changing diapers and joining a new baby's life," says Trudeau.

It also recently proposed legislation, introduced at the end of October, to address equal pay. The wage gap in Canada is lower than in the United States – women make about 88 cents for every Canadian dollar earned by the man.

"There is a problem that women are not paid for their real value as if they were men," says Trudeau. "We do not achieve the full economic participation or success of women and this reduces our results as a society."

The proposed legislation would create a new position, an Equity Equity Commissioner, who will have the power to control companies and even conduct investigations.

"Where we have a role as a federal government is above federal government, government workers, but also federally regulated industries, such as transport or telecommunications or banks, so anyone in these private sectors will have to comply with she says, "he says. "There are already provinces with stock-law legislation that we hope will come to match where we are."

Trudeau has also recently introduced new legislation to increase women's representation on boards of directors. Canadian women account for only 14% of the seats, although they account for 48% of the country's workforce. In contrast to a recent California law that states that there is at least one woman in each public company, Trudeau's law would force companies to share information about the diversity of board members with shareholders, basically trying to cooperate .

"So, by forcing a level of transparency and making people express their program to bring more women to councils, more diversity in their councils, we will convince people to really act," says Trudeau.

Earlier this summer, Trudeau responded to allegations that she had inappropriately touched a female journalist 18 years ago. He denies the allegations, saying: "I do not feel I acted inappropriately in any way, but I respect the fact that someone else could experience it differently, and this is part of the concerns we have to go through."
When asked how the #MeToo movement changed its leadership, Trudeau told Harlow that "respecting and removing space for multiple voices and multiple experiences is essential in our conversation."
While his work for women has allowed him to enjoy many of the recent polls by Nanos Research, he showed a reduction in support from the man for the prime minister. As a polling scientist said in Harvard Political Review, "there is an implicit assumption that they are not a priority."

"I can understand the concerns that people have at any time there is a status quo that is being challenged," says Trudeau. "But what we have seen over and over again is when you have more justice, more equality, in fact create better prosperity, more opportunities for all."

Trudeau says she is encouraged by more talks about the male alliance and sees enormous opportunities when it comes to teaching more men about this path.

"You can have a world in which our daughters believe they can do anything, but in which our sons also believe that our daughters can do and be anything and will be allies to them," he says. "This is the way we have to grow up our families."