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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...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Program to get more young women considering politics wraps up
Why are so many more men involved in politics than women? The one-year Head Start for Young Women Program, now wrapping up, aimed to tackle that issue by jumpstarting the conversation with local high school and post-secondary students. About 15...
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...
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 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...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Six women among Canada's premiers meeting in Ontario
When Canada’s premiers sit down next July 25 for their semi-annual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. For the first time, there will be six women at the meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake,...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Premiers back national inquiry on missing aboriginal women
Canada's premiers are backing a call by aboriginal leaders to launch a national public inquiry into the case of missing or murdered aboriginal women, CBC News has learned. "The premiers at the table agreed to support the call of the Native Women's...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Canada announces support for women in Middle East and North Africa
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), announced Canada's contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...