April 21, 2015

Busting Wynne's "wage gap" myth is easy: Just use Ontario government statistics!

Marissa SemkiwArchive

How many times have you heard that for the same work, a female worker receives 74 cents for every one dollar earned by a male worker?

Except that these so-called studies aren’t based in reality, they’re based on the pursuit of a political agenda with the help of broad and misleading statistics.

Yesterday, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario is taking new steps to correct the gender wage gap that purportedly exists between men and women.

According to the Wynne, “Women in Ontario make 31.5% less than men for the same job."

That 31.5%, by the way, is based on real data from Stats Canada. 

But what does that data actually measure?

I walk you through the Ontario government's "Pay Equity Commission" findings, and will even tell about the professions in which women make more than men.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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commented 2015-04-23 11:23:26 -0400
Describing “Wynne” or her Party in terms of the past or classic embodiment of reasonable liberal policies is perpetuating an injustice upon the electorate. These people have no attachment to what the Liberal party was prior to McGuinty. They have aligned themselves to such a degree with those constituencies that formerly were represented by the NDP and in fact ,they have moved further left on the political spectrum. Premiere Wynne is a devout follower and advocate of socialism. Each and every policy coming from her government removes more pieces of the puzzle we call “liberty”. Liberty is your autonomy over your finances , your home , family and workplace. It is also closely tied to your ability to discriminate and think of your own accord. All these things are being attacked by Wynne. Your family income is being diminished by higher and higher energy costs. Cap and trade and some phoney pension scheme will take more of your “middle class” income away from your discretion. We are becoming slaves to the “state” Wynne and her Socialist Liberal Party are creating. Collusion with public sector unions , corruption waste and fraud , all congruent with other socialist nervana states. And the media. The media is an appendage of socialist policies and politicians. It isn’t “mainstream” by any strecth of the imagination. In fact it is propaganda worthy of merits , standing in the class with the best perveyors of lies and deception of the last century.

There may be pockets of rationality left in the country. Ontario is lost for some time to come. And what of our wonderful Nation, our Canadian culture and society? It is being destroyed day by day by these miscreants and scoundrels. Should Harper not prevail, there will be no escape from the onslaught of socialism in our land.
commented 2015-04-23 00:58:21 -0400
Thks Marissa. I’m getting really sick of the constant misinformation promoted by the left and their media mouth pieces. This is all about maintaining victim-hood, which is used for an excuse to let women off the hook for crimes, like hiring a hit man to kill their ex, for not facing charges in cases of false charges, including allegations that will ruin a man’s life, as an excuse to let them withhold children and use them as weapons in divorce etc. etc. The thing is, it’s not just harmful to men, it’s harmful to all of society, not the least of which is women themselves, as many humans will – and do – get “drawn down”. So in other words, they’ll act as badly as they can get away with, they won’t try hard, but rather, just cry victim – ‘cause it’s easier! In short, it’s undermining our society!
commented 2015-04-22 20:48:42 -0400
The playing field is level, equal opportunity is what you can expect,(not that its easy), but outcome is up to each and everyone of us. You cannot mandate outcome, well maybe Justin would try, but he would be doing a disservice to all of us. Women most of all. I thought it was a good analysis Marissa. Stats are meaningless if they are not honestly represented.
commented 2015-04-22 20:23:29 -0400
quantifying data and than trying to explain it to people who bias is already entrenched is a challenging task… thanks for the outline ….
commented 2015-04-22 15:44:44 -0400
It’s nice to hear the truth for a change. Why does every mainstream media outlet think that it has to repeat what they know, or should know, is not true? Is the mainstream media so uninformed that they simply don’t know that the gender pay gap is a great big lie, or are they only interested in telling us what they think is popular. I hear a lot of radio talk show hosts who have no clue that the gender pay gap assertion is nonsense – they just repeat whatever the headlines are in the Toronto Star. Thank god for The Rebel.
commented 2015-04-22 14:01:45 -0400
Good job Marissa
commented 2015-04-22 13:35:22 -0400
Just by the way…female porn stars earn four to five times as much as their male colleagues ……where is the equity or the equality in that?……:-)
commented 2015-04-22 13:31:14 -0400
Freedom Rebel, The quote by Goebbels was not a declaration of the policy of his own propaganda ministry…although he did tell some fibs ….it was a complaint about the policies of the propaganda ministry of his Nemeses Molotov.

The goal behind the gender wage gap being sung like reprise after reprise of “The Song That Never Ends” is to justify the imposition of a 30% “Man Tax” . The funds raised from it would finance universal day care and career managed futures for feminists in the bureaucracy.

If feminists want access to higher paying jobs they should turn away from the rat race clamouring for that narrow ladder to the “glass ceiling” ….pick up a jack hammer….and have at the concrete floor.

Opportunity is the willingness to do what others are not willing to do….thing is….those others often have hum dinger good reasons why they are not willing.

My entry level job after in the Public Service (after graduating with student debt at age 37 and a decade and a half of industrial jobs before that) was as a flack catcher on the phones at a UI/MANPOWER office in one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Canada during a postal strike….I got to sit next to the TELEX where the job offers got printed out and I got to read them first……some people would call that privilege …I call it finding a gold watch in a latrine….:-)
commented 2015-04-22 11:44:37 -0400
Well done but please show less photos of Wynn. My gut can’t handle her mug shots.
commented 2015-04-22 09:56:31 -0400
Fantastic recap of the facts! :)
commented 2015-04-22 00:00:36 -0400
If you confront Liberals and Feminists with facts, it proves you are an insensitive chauvinist … but that is why we like you … conservatives like people with a backbone that can provide us with facts.
commented 2015-04-21 21:39:26 -0400
I keep coming across young women who are convinced there is a wage gap between the sexes. They hold onto that misconception with a stubborn grip. When I tell them I don’t think so, they tell me I am not informed. They(some) have been indoctrinated from somewhere, since birth. Not exactly an empowering mantra to keep repeating, in my opinion. It is like backwards feminism. Woe is me.
Glad you are calling out Wynne on yet another lie.
commented 2015-04-21 19:59:14 -0400
Good job Marissa.
commented 2015-04-21 19:44:15 -0400
Wynne’s statements remind me that there are three kinds of lies;
there are lies, then there are damned lies, and then there’s statistics.
Wynne’s claims make her worse than a damned lier.
commented 2015-04-21 19:16:57 -0400
Clearly well researched and well said Marissa. Bravo!
commented 2015-04-21 19:04:07 -0400
We’re talking about assessing the narratives of a premier being investigated for 2 crimes involving fraud and conspiracy and the best adjective you can come up with is “myths” ? You are too kind where it is unmerited.
commented 2015-04-21 18:26:28 -0400
how about the other 4 genders :-)
commented 2015-04-21 18:04:22 -0400
My wife is one of those women who chooses “not to work”, but rather to stay at home and do the gruelling work of educating our two children and keeping house. That is a far tougher job than any I have every had – a job which deserves a salary far higher than mine. And yet she receives no pay. Is this fair? Maybe not in one sense. However, I would like to think that my work (and earnings) allows her the freedom to do what she loves to do without worrying about how she can afford to do it. In a sense my income is mostly hers! And isn’t that the way it should be?
commented 2015-04-21 17:55:22 -0400
Absolutely amazing investigative journalism , i am proud of you Marissa. i doubt we would hear this anywhere else.
commented 2015-04-21 17:51:32 -0400
Hag Winnie must first ask herself which of the two sexes (male or female) that she is? Hermaphrodites and Asexual don’t count. If male then she should reduce her wage to accommodate her statistics.
commented 2015-04-21 17:43:45 -0400
Thanks for giving us facts and figures. It is always nice to have facts. I always enjoy referencing Canada’s richest mirror class which I learned from the rebel. Liberals usually have heads that explode when they hear that.
commented 2015-04-21 17:21:24 -0400
Marissa you did your homework! I appreciate your honesty. The truth is getting harder and harder to find.
commented 2015-04-21 17:16:45 -0400
Marissa you did your homework! I appreciate your honesty. The truth is getting harder and harder to find.
commented 2015-04-21 16:41:14 -0400
What else can one expect from the likes of Cluck Wynn. She leads the Liberals and the unfortunate brain washed people, stupid enough to believe her, people with an IQ equal to the average room temperature. Unfortunately, normal people, are dragged down to her level of slush. They have no choice.
commented 2015-04-21 16:31:03 -0400
Three more years of Pig Wynne making a mess of Ontario’s standard of living.