The Canadian Press

1998-08-26 | Pay-equity-protest

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Ottawa appealed a pay equity ruling for 200-thousand mostly female civil servants. The projected cost of the ruling was four to six billion dollars. Prime Minister Jean Chretien said he worried that paying the full settlement might impact social programs like Medicare. But that explanation didn't wash with Jean Sealy, one of 50 demonstrators who greeted Chretien on Aug. 26 in Memramcook, New Brunswick.

Date: 1998-08-26
Placeline: Memramcook, NB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think it's garbage I mean the government of Canada is extremely wealthy we pay taxes they got lots of money and they always said that they put the money aside and they've been getting interest on that and we haven't >>

Clip ID: 19980826CPCN001