Women in politics say they face more challenges than male counterparts

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Women in politics say they face more challenges than male counterparts

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With nearly a month until the 2019 Federal Election, politicians are upping their campaign efforts more than ever. However, while campaigning is hard work for anyone, female politicians and those with political experience say women face challenges before they're even nominated.

"It is very hard to get women in those candidate spots to begin with, and that really is on the parties,” says former Nova Scotia MP, Megan Leslie. “Parties need to make a concerted effort if they want to make sure there are women on the ballot and racialized Canadians on the ballot."

However, even when given the opportunity to run and represent their parties, experts say women face challenges at all levels of government. 

Click here to read the full article published by Atlantic on 14 September 2019.

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