WestCoastRunner Posted March 18, 2015 Report Share Posted March 18, 2015 "The last national leaders’ debate on women’s issues was the only national leaders debate on women’s issues in Canadian history. It was held in 1984." “This marks the creation of a new tradition,” National Action Committee on the Status of Women President Chaviva Hosek said in her introduction to the televised debate, “a tradition that now takes its natural place in the political process of Canada.” That didn’t happen. There were a handful of other national debates on women’s issues, but never with the political leaders. They sent their representatives, and women’s issues slid back under the rock of political neglect. A new campaign 'Up for Debate' has been created by a group of organizations. The top 3 topics up for discussion: violence against women and girls; women’s economic inequality, and women’s leadership, where they want the government to re-invest in advocacy. Only two party leaders have commited, NDP and the Green Party. I can understand Harper's non commitment because of funding cuts to women's groups but what happened to JT? An interesting fact: 500,000 more women than men voted last election. Why aren't we being heard? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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