Women in politics

Women in politics event this Friday at Board of Trade

Here is an invitation to Fridays event in Vancouver: Anyone making the decision to enter the political arena will inevitably face obstacles. But what unique challenges are women likely to encounter? The Vancouver Board of Trade is bringing together a panel of women that have lived the political life to share their stories and lessons learned. …

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Happy Persons Day and Women’s Campaign School on Nov 29

Today, Friday October 18, 2013 we celebrate 84 years since women were finally declared “persons” under Canadian Law on October 18, 1929.   Here is the notice for the Canadian Women Voters Congress upcoming Women’s Campaign School (WCS 2013).   WCS 2013 will be held November 29 and 30 at SFU Surrey. The school is led by veteran elected …

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Women make up 30 percent of Federal cabinet

Women Comprise Thirty Percent of Federal Cabinet Ottawa: Equal Voice applauds the appointment of four additional women to the federal cabinet and the promotion of several previously elected women.     A historic number of twelve women will now sit at the cabinet table, comprising just over 30 percent of the 39 cabinet seats.   “Clearly, there …

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Report shows Canadian Women don’t know much about Politics

Here is the Equal Voice press release: Over the past week, a prominent study by a researcher from the United Kingdom suggested that Canadian women know significantly less than men about the political arena in terms of formal knowledge. In fact, the study suggests that women in Canada are some of the least informed citizens when it …

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Do you know how many women are in politics?

Barbara Yaffe wrote a great article “Women lead six provinces but tough tactics remain” in the Vancouver Sun (Jan 31, 2013). She suggests that the brutal behaviours of those in Parliament might shift if more women were elected. Here are some of her statistics: – Canada has 6 Premiers. Two were not elected but appointed …

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Women in Politics Student Networking Night Jan 24

Please join Canadian Women Voters Congress for our upcoming Student Networking Night! Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Featuring special guest speaker: Naomi Yamamoto BC Minister of State for Small Business We’re hosting a casual networking event targeting young women at UBC campus. We are looking forward to an engaging discussion …

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Judy LaMarsh event promotes women in politics

Please join women on Saturday November 10th to learn more about the Judy LaMarsh Fund and the support it offers women candidates across the country while enjoying refreshments in a casual setting. Special guests include Joyce Murray, MP for Vancouver Quadra.  When: Saturday, November 10th Time: 7 pm Where: 3088 W. 11th Ave. Vancouver, BC Your …

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