On November 23, 2017, Professor Sarah Kaplan, Director of GATE, hosted a pre-budget consultation on gender impacts with Finance Bill Minister Morneau. We were joined by Julie Dzerowicz, MP from Davenport, and Chair of the Woman’s Caucus sub-committee looking at how to increase women’s participation in the workforce, as well as a group of more than 20 gender experts from academia and NGO’s. We had a lively discussion covering parental leave, women’s entrepreneurship, representation of women in top decision making positions, housing, pensions, support for women’s organizations, healthcare, moving beyond the gender binary, and recognition the many intersections between gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, and ability.