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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
For women foreign ministers and activists, a historic first in Montreal
At the first official Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Canada provided a window for activists to shape ideas about what a feminist foreign policy should look like. Those present tell OpenCanada what they’ll be watching for from the ministers at the...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Fighting sexual harassment helps women rise, says Canadian PM
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says movements such as Me Too play a role in changing a workplace culture that often keeps women from top-level positions. Speaking at a women’s summit in Toronto, the prime minister said sexual harassment is...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Fourth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Inclusion is a foundational pillar for all state activities. It is the very purpose of parliaments. Despite trends towards a more inclusive, mobile and interdependent world, increased pressures to raise barriers between people are challenging the...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Filmmaker spotlights Canadian women in politics
The stories of the Fathers of Confederation have been well-told, but many of the women involved in politics and community life before, during and after Confederation remain unknown to all but the most committed Canadian history buffs. A new series...
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...
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...