British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says women shouldn’t have to wear high heels at work.

Yesterday, she tweeted that the BC government will “move to end this”, referring to the practice of some restaurants and bars requiring female staff to wear shoes with heels of a certain height.

“In some workplaces in B.C., women are still required to wear high heels on the job.  This isn’t just old-fashioned; in 2017, it’s unacceptable”, she said.

Her position actually follows a bill introduced earlier this month by Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Greens, that suggested changes to laws that would make male and female footwear requirements equal under provincial labour and workplace safety rules.

 

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