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Friday, January 08, 2016
Interview with Anita Vandenbeld, Canadian MP and former iKNOW Politics Coordinator
Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, Canadian politician and currently Member of Parliament in Canada, who was also coordinator of iKNOW Politics, has been recently interviewed in the Canadian newspaper Ottawa Citizen. Thus, Ms. Vandenbeld answered questions...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Female Ministers in Canada's Parity Government Have Less Interventions than their Men Counterparts in Parliament
After widespread celebrations of Canada’s parity government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with 15 men and 15 women, first gender criticisms are currently emerging. Thus, Glen McGregor, journalist at the newspaper Ottawa Citizen wrote...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Anita Vandenbeld
    iKNOW Politics interviewed Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada and member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Vadenbeld reported to us over the phone that in the recent election, she had the highest number of votes of...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Canadian Prime Minister names 50-50 Cabinet
On Novermber 4, 2015, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s freshly elected Prime Minister, named 15 women to sit in a cabinet of 30. Trudeau’s new ‘parity cabinet’ is a revolution in Canada as it puts an end to the long-standing habit of naming men to a large...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Megan Leslie, NDP deputy leader, Canada
Justin Trudeau’s ejection of two Liberal MPs from his caucus—over allegations of sexual harassment of two anonymous NDP MPs—has unnerved Ottawa. If you need proof, you need look no further than MP Peter Goldring’s now-retracted comments about...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canada faces 'crisis' on indigenous living conditions
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples has said. James Anaya said Canada had taken "positive steps" but that "daunting challenges" remained,...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Redford’s tenure follows a familiar script for women in politics in Canada
Alison Redford’s unexpected resignation has reignited the debate on gender in politics. Some declare that gender had everything to do with it, while others argue as strongly that nothing could be further from the truth. We think that gender was not...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kim Campbell
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) spoke with Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada, on what does it take to become a leader; held at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Carolyn Bennett
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Liberal Women's Caucus in Canada on women's political participation in Canada, the challenges of creating a women's caucus and how...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous Women
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Women in Politics: A Roadmap
Do you want to see political change? Have you considered running for elected office (municipally, provincially or federally)? How about supporting a candidate as part of her campaign team? Interested in serving, but not sure where to start? Join us...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
My 2014 Wishes for Women in Canada by Kirsty Duncan, Liberal MP
As we gather with family and friends across our great country to celebrate the end of 2013, and as we look forward to a more hopeful 2014, let this be a New Year focused on Canadians, and not on political drama and scandal. And let parliamentarians...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wynne to women’s summit: no barriers to becoming Canada's premier, except poverty
As Ontario's first female and first lesbian premier, Kathleen Wynne was an obvious choice for keynote speaker at the Leadership Summit for Women. Addressing the (almost entirely) female crowd, she shared her personal experiences in politics — as a...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Event encourages women to tackle politics, Canada
For the fourth year, a campaign school to encourage women to consider a role in municipal politics will be run in Brantford. The event — which generally attracts up to 100 women — is aimed at getting more women to run for public office or to support...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Female participation drops in council election, Canada
As the first full day of municipal election campaigning begins in Edmonton, political observers are starting to consider a city council with far fewer women on it. While the number of candidates running for elected office — 119 — is the highest...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Kathleen Wynne says it’s time to ‘blow up’ myths that hinder women in politics, Canada
Premier Kathleen Wynne says it’s time to “blow up the myths” that hinder the progress of women in politics. Ontario’s first female premier signalled Monday that one of the things that most irks her is the suggestion she can’t — or won’t — make...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Women politicians and the search for trust in politics, Canada
It may not have occurred to you, but 85 per cent of Canadians now have a woman as premier. Only five smaller provinces -- the three Maritimes plus Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- don't. I hadn't thought too much about why this would be until one night...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Habitat for Humanity making history by bringing over 35 women politicians to build safe and decent homes for families, Canada
For the first time in Habitat Toronto history, over 35 female politicians, from all levels of government, will set aside their political differences and come together to help build six Habitat homes in support of the 2013 Women Build. Dubbed Women...

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