Saturday, July 14

LIBS - Promoting Women’s Equality in Canada

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion (July 13) told a roundtable discussion with Canadian women’s groups the Conservative minority government must respect the rights of women and promote their equality in Canadian society.

A dozen representatives from women’s equality-seeking organizations attended the meeting, including members of the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), AFEAS Femmes En Mouvement, and Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). The discussion focused on issues surrounding women’s equality in Canadian society and ways to better allow women to become more engaged in the political process.

The meeting was part of a series of roundtable discussions Mr. Dion is holding over the summer to listen to Canadians’concerns and discuss ways that the Liberal Party can help to address the problems they face on a daily basis.

During the meeting, the participants praised the work of the Liberal Women’s Caucus and encouraged Mr. Dion to incorporate policy recommendations outlined in the Liberal Pink Book (hyperlink) into the Party’s platform in the next election campaign, including a national early learning and child care plan, greater income security and improved maternity and parental benefits.


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