Monday, September 17

Women face uphill battle to enter N.W.T. politics: candidates

Fewer women are running in this fall's Northwest Territories election than in 2003, and past female candidates say it's difficult to get elected.

Across the territory, 10 women are vying for seats in the Oct. 1 territorial election. There are 19 seats in the legislative assembly.

"I think the bar is set higher for women. For me, I felt that I needed to answer far more questions than the men candidates,"


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